2013 | Manchester

Nina Bukvic

Manchester Art Gallery Dazzle

Our openings over the last weekend at the Art gallery started off with a real bang,with record attendances over the two days. The special exhibits in the T3 space, next to the main exhibition in the Atrium, look amazing and attracted a lot of attention, especially the Nuno scarves,from Japan, which proved very popular. The lucky prize draw winner was Tracey Watt who has £250 to spend on lovely jewellery! 

Dates- 25 Novembe 2013  to 12 January 2014. Opening times- Monday to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm, Thursdays 10am to 9pm.Direct telephone number 07821 236676, email manchesterdazzle@gmail.com for specific Manchester queries.

Christmas opening times - We will be closed 24,25,26 & 31 December and 1 January. Please note that Thursday 2 January the Art Gallery will close at 5pm.

Image - Nina Bukvic  Cascade earrings- photo by Joel Degen


shoreline bowl

Kirsty Eaglesfield

 Kirsty Eaglesfield is a young designer/silversmith based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008 with a 1st class degree and worked as Artist in Residence until 2010. She has exhibited widely, including Goldsmiths' Fair, Collect at the Saatchi Gallery and Silver at the V&A. Her contemporary silverware is inspired by the way the sea weathers and erodes objects, changing their form and texture. She works mainly in silver and wood, often incorporating pieces of scavenged flotsam. Her work includes cutlery, vessels, bowls, and boxes.

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Deirdre Hawken

 Deirdre Hawken is a designer/maker specialising in headpieces. She designs and makes couture headpieces using traditional millinery techniques. Deirdre trained originally in theatre design at Central St Martins. In 1999 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to study couture millinery since then she has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Exhibitions include, the V&A Museum,Crafts Council, Royal Festival Hall, all London, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Her work is in various public collections including the V&A, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Hat Museum.

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Thread stray Nuno


 Reiko Sudo is the Artistic Director and inspiration behind Nuno, the textile studio based in Tokyo, Japan. Nuno textiles are at the forefront of innovative international design practice and the combination of complex technologies, traditional techniques and new finishing processes has revolutionised textiles for interiors, fashion and art. We will be showing a selection of exquisite, elegant and wearable scarves which combine colour, texture and technique in a very original way.

Image- Threadstray- photo Sue McNab


Angela O'Kelly

 Angela O'Kelly studied jewellery and silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1998. Angela is a designer maker who crosses boundaries of jewellery, textiles and sculpture. Her inspiration derives from a fascination with simple shapes, textures, repetition and colour in urban and rural landscapes. Angela has exhibited extensively in international galleries and exhibitions and her work can be seen in many puplic collections including, National Museum of Ireland, the Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Art and Design, New York. Now returned to her native Ireland, Angela is the Craft Programme Curator for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Image - Purple, orange, gold leaf necklace, red, pink, platinum leaf necklace.



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.


Manchester. Uses various materials including textiles, plastics and mixed metals. Outlets include Manchester Craft & Design Centre (her own gallery), Lesley Craze, London, The Harley Gallery, Worksop, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester & the Craft & Design Centre, Leeds.


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.


 Hannah Bedford designs and makes a wide range of women’s jewellery, in silvers and golds. Each piece is handcrafted from her studio at Cockpit Arts Deptford, in the hub of south London’s creative community.


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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