Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Exhibitions is dedicated to showing the best of contemporary designer jewellery. We organise three exhibitions a year in Edinburgh, London and Manchester, showing work in a wide range of materials from gold and silver to paper and plastics. We are committed to showing young makers at the point of graduation alongside internationally renowned designers.
Our latest project is lovedazzle- selling contemporary designers online
We return for the third year to our lovely Edinburgh venue, Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street. This year we will be back upstairs in the Ladies Baths. We have now invited most of our designers, with some exciting new additions and recent graduates. Downstairs will be an exciting new commission from Dovecot - Immersion, created by Dundee based artists Dalziel+Scullion.
Dates 1-25 August. Opening preview Thursday 31 July.
Image Emma Calvert neckpiece
London Exhibition Report
2013 was a year of change for Dazzle. Following our untimely ejection from the National Theatre after thirty two years, we were faced with finding a new London venue at short notice. We were fortunate in being offered the gallery at Oxo Tower Wharf, keeping our presence on the South Bank. The exhibition looked fantastic, although it was very stressful getting it together at short notice and entailed a lot of capital expenditure. We hope that we will return, to build up support at the venue over the coming years and that our National Theatre regulars will stroll along the South Bank to visit us and the shops and restaurants at the Oxo Tower Wharf.
Image Dazzle Neon at Oxo Tower Wharf.
Manchester Exhibition Report
We also faced change in Manchester, where we decided that the disruption of the many daytime performances at the Royal Exchange Theatre, made the exhibition unviable. We moved to Manchester Art Gallery in Mosely Street. The extra space meant that we could invite some very special makers. We showed couture hats, silversmithing, sculptural paper jewellery and handwoven scarves from Japan, alongside our regular Dazzle jewellers. It is a great space and our customers appreciated the proximity of the very tempting Art Gallery cafe and shop.
Image Jewellery by Angela O'Kelly.
New at lovedazzle
lovedazzle has introduced some new features to the site for 2014 to make your buying experience even better .You can now zoom and magnify the jewellery, giving incredible close up details of the pieces. This is only one of the changes, aimed at making the site faster and more dynamic.We will, of course, keep introducing new makers, so keep your eye on the regular emails.
For inspiration remember to check the What's New section on the site. We have had a real influx of new pieces to the site recently. Sallyanne Lowe works with precious metals and stones, designing simple and elegant pieces. See her hammered silver charm bangle opposite.
We are delighted to introduce Katherine Richmond to lovedazzle this month. Katherine, based in Northampton, explores the fragile relationship between people and objects. She uses vintage books and laser cutting techniques to create unusual and unique but wearable jewellery.
Image- Dreams Brooch, using vintage book pages with laser engraved details that read "dream again" and "visions reach us".
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Dazzle Exhibitions Gift Vouchers ,in denominations of £10 and £50, are available at our exhibitions or from us by phoning 01580 852503. These can only be spent at Dazzle Exhibitions.