2012 | Edinburgh

Lesley Strickland bangles


We are thrilled this year to be holding our Edinburgh Festival Dazzle at Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street. We will be in the Ladies Bath space on the first floor- a lovely light and spacious area. Downstairs in the main gallery spaces there is a major exhibition, Weaving the Century: Tapestry from Dovecot 1912-2012. Also on at Dovecot, A Tapestry of Many Threads, a musical collaboration between Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham, celebrating a century of vibrant and colourful Dovecot tapestries, which will be performed on the Dovecot weaving floor.



Image- Cellulose Acetate Bangles by Lesley Strickland.


Cakes at Dovecot Cafe

Essential Information

 We are very lucky at Dovecot to have a wonderful cafe on site. The Dovecot Cafe by Stag Expresso, offers quality coffee, tasty savouries and yummy sweet treats. Just the thing after a hard morning of jewellery buying! 

Exhibition opening times- The exhibition runs from August 3rd to August 27th with a Private Viewing on Thursday 2nd August for invited guests. Opening hours are  3rd-15th August 10.30-8pm,16th-22nd August 10.30-6pm, 23rd-26th August 10.30-8pm, 27th August 10.30-6pm.

For information on directions and access to Dovecot Studios click the link.

Kirsty Sumerling ring

New to Edinburgh

We are pleased to be showing designers who will be new to our Edinburgh followers- Dazzle newcomer, Rosina Beech , Jeehyun Chung, Rebecca Little and Sallyanne Lowe. We also decided to celebrate our wonderful new venue by inviting some makers to show  a small selection of special work. This year they are- Marianne Anderson, Jacqueline Cullen, Josef Koppmann, Daphne Krinos, Kirsty Sumerling, Jessica Turrell, Mariko Sumioka , Malin Winberg and Georgia Wiseman.

Image- Kirsty Sumerling Indeterminate Surface Ring



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.


Glasgow. Precious metals including precious and semi-precious stones specialising in rings. Worked with top textile designer Tomoko Hayashi. Outlets include : Aaron Faber, New York; Design Yard, Dublin; Electrum, London; The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Flow Gallery, London; Mobilia Gallery, Massachusetts and Orro, Glasgow.


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.


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.


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.


Rosina finds beauty and colour in unusual functional industrial materials and components. In her Luna collection she combines Sterling Silver with Anodised Architectural Aluminium to create unique statement pieces of contemporary jewellery.


Stacey is an Edinburgh based jeweller. Her work experiments with vitreous enamel combined with iron, steel, semi-precious stones and precious metals. She explores new possibilities that enamel can bring to contemporary jewellery challenging its initial preconceptions.


Clara Breen works with precious metals and gems, combined with fragments of leaflets, train tickets, maps or colourful paper. Clara's work plays with the notion of a contemporary keepsake. As featured on Radio 4 Woman's Hour.


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.


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.

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