During my degree in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, I took a semester of courses at the Instituto Allende in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It was my first opportunity to work with malleable metal and stones and it inspired a life long enchantment. In the years since, I completed my degree, ventured into video art, television production, curatorial projects, and arts administration. I have always continued to pursue artistic expression, sometimes with painting but consistently with jewellery and metal art. In 2013, I completed my formal education in goldsmithing at Georgian College in Barrie.
Joanne Bullock divides her time between her home in Barrie and her cottage in Muskoka. She lives with her husband and two children.