2012 I Manchester

jane adam pod necklace

Manchester Dazzle

We have now opened our Christmas Dazzle at the Royal Exchange Theatre in St Ann's Square after our successful comeback last year. We had two very successful Private View days with lots of lovely pieces sold. The two prize draw winners are Annabel Kyle and Kim Beaumont and we are sure they will enjoy spending their winnings! The prize draw winner for our special promotional evening on 10 December was Mr P Lee.

This year the exhibition will run from 18th November to 31st December 2012.Basic opening hours Monday to Saturday are 9.30 till the evening performance. Sundays are 11.00 to 17.00. Opening hours in December are complicated, as there are extra matinees for Rats'Tales, the exciting Christmas entertainment by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Opening times - There is no evening performance on Monday17 December, Tuesday18 Decemberwhen we will close at 7.30 pm. Extra matinees are on Tuesdays and Thursdays 18,20 December at 2pm. Wednesday matinees are at 2.30pm and Saturday matinees are at 3.30pm. Dazzle will close at the matinee and re-open in the interval and straight after the matinee until the evening performance.The running time for the performance is about 2hrs30mins. Please check with the theatre on 0161 8339333 before making a special journey.

Christmas Eve 24 December open 9.30-2.30. Closed Christmas Day. Boxing Day 26 December open 12 midday to matinee 3.30 then reopen 6pm to 7.30pm. 27-29 December 9.30 to matinee 3.30 then reopen 6pm to 7.30pm. Sunday 30 11am - 5pm. New Years Eve 31 December open 9.30 to matinee 3.30 then reopen 6pm to 7.30pm.


Image- Pod Necklace by Jane Adam - photo Joel Degen


New for Manchester

 As always we like to introduce new faces to the mix and this year we have some exciting newcomers -Rosina Beech, working in colourful aluminium, Scottish designer Stacey Bentley with her unique take on enamelling, Indra Karpaviciute, Lithuanian born, working with oxidised silver and pearls, Clara Breen with her unusual crimped metal and Sarah Pulvertaft working with precious meWe also welcome the return of Gilly Langton, now resident in Scotland, Sarah Lindsay  and Anna Opher. There will be plenty of new pieces to enjoy this Christmas!

Image- Gilly Langton Bangles



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.


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.


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.

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