The following information is for the benefit of makers who might wish to be considered
for DAZZLE exhibitions. We are always on the look out for exciting fresh designers but
we tend to target those that have a VERY personal style and ideally, use materials that
add interest. We strongly favour those jewellers who are clearly stylized – we tend to be
far less keen on those with a range of styles.
DAZZLE exhibitions are all strictly invitation only. Makers can be of any nationality
but must be based in the UK. The volume of sales is so great, that we find it extremely
difficult to work with makers from outside of the UK. We may, on occasions, require
that makers can supply back up stock at just 24 hours notice
Perhaps regrettably, we do not encourage makers to apply to us. With so many makers
already under consideration for each exhibition and with DAZZLE having a continuing
commitment to those on our books, the policy is to favour and to openly discriminate
towards young graduates at the point of graduation. Usually ten of the most talented
college graduates will be taken on each year, at a time when DAZZLE believes, they are
most in need of assistance and encouragement.
Despite this, if you are a full time professional maker with a relevent education to at
least degree level, then by all means apply.
DAZZLE is also, currently, very keen to expand its stock of top quality makers
specialising in wallhung work - for our annual exhibition at the Royal National Theatre,
London: clocks, lights, mirrors and sconces mainly - though we ask that only those
working in very small quantities apply, as we do not consider mass production work!
Not only does DAZZLE have a network of college lecturers, heads of departments and
existing DAZZLE jewellers to recommend makers but Tony Gordon, Christine Bola,
and other members of the Dazzle management team trawl the degree shows and most of
the galleries and exhibitions, searching out the best new and usually younger talent. New
Designers - held in London every July - in particular is a crucial resource.
So what do you do if you want to be in DAZZLE and are not a graduating student?
DAZZLE admits to discouraging applications by post and certainly in person. We are a
small organisation and we feel that we must concentrate our extremely limited available
time on organising efficiently and marketing the existing DAZZLE exhibitions and also
in looking for new challenging projects.
If you feel, you must apply, then it is very simple. Just email us and point us to your
website. We would expect, in this day and age that any designer who is of professional
standard would have a quality website. As long as you meet the requirements of
1. Being based in UK
2. Having graduated in a jewellery or 3-d course to degree level*.
3. Have a live website
Then just email us at email@example.com
*It is very rare for Dazzle to take on a self trained jeweler and though there have been exceptions, they are
extremely rare. We believe that to be impressive technically, then you should have been trained up to a
- CDs Only (absolutely not slides nor photographs or the actual work)
- A C.V. to include a list of current retail outlets and full educational information.
- A suitable SAE for the return of the contents, if required.
We like to visit websites - so please send us your URL.
DO NOT SEND THE ACTUAL WORK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.