Manchester | 2011 30th Anniversary Year 1981-2011

 
stephanie johnson bangle and ring silver

Christmas at the Royal Exchange Theatre

We are delighted to return to the foyer of the Royal Exchange Theatre, in our thirtieth anniversary year, for our Christmas exhibition. Once again our iconic cases will be in place, showing a fabulous selection of original pieces, in a variety of materials and a wide range of prices.

We open with two private view parties on Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November. The exhibition will continue until 2nd January 2012.  During the run of the exhibition we will be open from 9.30am until the performance in the evening which is 7.30 Monday to Friday and 8pm on Saturday. We will also be open on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. On matinee days, usually Wednesday and/or Tuesdays we will close at 2.30pm and reopen after the performance. On Saturday matinees, we will close at 4pm and reopen after the matinee until 8pm. To check  timings or for queries, phone 0161 8339333.

 New Year opening- Closed Sunday 1st January, open Monday 2nd January from 12midday until 7.30pm. Monday 2nd January is the last day of the exhibition.


Designers

JANE ADAM

For more than 30 years Jane Adam has built an international reputation as a jewellery designer-maker. She has been exhibiting with Dazzle since graduating from The Royal College of Art in 1985. Her pioneering work in anodised aluminium inspired a new jewellery movement in Britain and abroad. Her work in precious metal and stones builds on this experience to create original and sensuous forms in silver and gold. Her work is in more than 20 public collections including The V&A, Goldsmiths Company and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.dia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and USA.

ALAN ARDIFF

Dublin. Silver and gold. Major international name. Commissions include for "Riverdance"; Eurovision Song Contest & Dublin Regional Authority. In the collection of Billy Connolly, the Danish Embassy & Arthur Anderson. Exhibitions and outlets include Electrum, London and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. Exhibited in Jewellery Moves, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.

DONNA BARRY

Welsh born. Trained and based in Edinburgh. Donna works with precious metals, mainly silver, and semi precious stones. Outlets include Byard Gallery, Cambridge, Mobilia Gallery, Boston, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, Bircham Gallery, Dundee Contemporary Arts and SH Jewellery, Edinburgh.

NICOLA BECCI

My work is really an exploration of decoration using many sources of inspiration, the main ones being the rich symbolism of the Catholic Church, the trappings of royalty, playing cards and chess, calligraphy and the language of symbolism. Food and confectionary are the source for some of my most recent pieces.

JESSICA BRIGGS

Sheffield. Silver with 18 and23.5 carat golds. Inthe collection of the Cohn Foundation, USA. Work bought by Will Young, James Nesbitt and Michael Stipe.

Outlets include Kath Libbert - Bradford, @ work and Gill Wing - London,  The Craft Centre and Design Gallery - Leeds, Bluecoat Display Centre - Liverpool, The Biscuit Factory - Newcastle, Ruthin Craft Centre - Wales, Number Five - Cuper.

NINA BUKVIC

London based. Works in gold, oxidized silver, rough diamonds, pearls. Outlets include Electrum, CAA - London. Design Yard - Dublin Scottish Gallery - Edinburgh, Alternatives - Rome, Barneys - USA.

LILIAN BUSCH

Scotland. Danish-born, works in silver & gold using pearls from the Orient, with emphasis on surface treatment. Won the prestigious Tahitian Pearl Trophy in 2005, in all three categories. Outlets include Robert Feather, York; JAM, Eton & Electrum, London & Williamson Brown, Newcastle upon Tyne.

SELINA CAMPBELL

Selina Campbell is a Jeweller/Silversmith who creates and designs contemporary jewellery to decorative silverware. All pieces are limited and small batch production, making each piece unique and original.

 

TANIA CLARKE HALL

Tania Clarke Hall crafts her jewellery from leather.  Her cutting edge designs are versatile and playful yet retain a timeless elegant quality.  Working from her central London studio, Tania sells and exhibits her work both in the USA and UK.

 

BECKY CROW

My work has always had a strongly illustrative leaning. It grows out of drawings and sketches some observational, some imagined.

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