Dazzle@Dovecot

 
Hayley Grafflin pyramid earrings

Dazzle@Dovecot

Our eighth year at Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street for the Edinburgh Festival. We will be opening on 2 August until 26 August with an opening party on Thursday 1 August. The light and airy gallery upstairs in the Ladies Baths  will be filled with our usual mix of established and new designers, showing the best of contemporary jewellery in a huge variety of materials. We will also be showing a selection of prints by Dundee based artist Anne Skinner and lambswool scarves designed by Green Thomas and made in Scotland. All this and a cafe serving delicious cakes and coffee downstairs!

Image Hayley Grafflin Pyramid earrings

Dazzle Late Night

The organisers of Dazzle Exhibitions, Tony Gordon and Christine Bola will be joined by maker Jenny Llewellyn to talk about their experiences of organising Dazzle for almost 40 years. A history of changing times in the jewellery world. 

Date 7 August 18.00-19.00 Tickets https://dovecotstudios.com/programme/modern-british-jewellery-40-years-of-dazzle/

Ombre Shawl Tex mix

Green Thomas Scarves

Green Thomas are design duo Emma Green and Alan Thomas Dibble graduates of the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London. Their scarves are luxurious, contemporary and colourful, made using the finest merino lambswool, designed and made in Scotland.

Anne Skinner Autumn Gold

Anne Skinner Printmaker

Anne Skinner is a printmaker and painter based in Dundee, Scotland and is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.  Anne specialises in screenprints and screenprinted collages. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally and is in public and private collections.

A Perfect Match Grayson Perry

Dovecot Gallery

GRAYSON PERRY

Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry

Dovecot presents the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry.

Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Scotland for the first time bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Perry for A House for Essex. The exhibition explores the creation of the house, designed by Perry with FAT Architecture, as a secular chapel dedicated to Julie Cope, a fictional every-woman. There is also an opportunity to listen to Perry’s ‘Ballad of Julie Cope’, which retells in the artist’s own words of ‘the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life’.

Set in the context of Dovecot Studios, one of the world’s leading tapestry studios, the exhibition delves into both handwoven and machine-woven tapestries, as well as the different crafts, skills, and techniques used to produce these extraordinary works of art.

Image A Perfect Match, Grayson Perry, 2015. Crafts Council Collection: 2016.18. Purchase supported by Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation) and a donation from Maylis and James Grand. Courtesy the Artist, Paragon Press, and Victoria Miro, London. © Grayson Perry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Designers

MARIANNE ANDERSON

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.

ROSINA BEECH

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.

CHRIS BOLAND

Chris Boland is an artist-jeweller and metalworker, based in Sheffield, England. Strong, bold shapes are used to stress the unique qualities of the natural inclusions of the gemstones he uses.

CLARA BREEN

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.

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.

EMMA CALVERT

 Award winning jeweller Emma Calvert creates bold textile pieces by fusing traditional techniques with sculptural forms and contemporary colours.

SUZANNE CLAIRE

Contemporary jewellery lovingly French knitted and crocheted by hand. Suzanne Claire is a Manchester based jeweller. Outlets include Gill Wing, London, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, SH Jewellery, Edinburgh, MCDC, Manchester and Victoria Sewart, Plymouth

BECKY CROW

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

MORNA DARLING

Based in Glasgow Morna Darling creates jewellery with a subtle palette of blues and silver. Her work takes inspiration from fabrics and clothing and enjoys playful exploration of how to create aspects of textiles such as layering and folding without using any in her work, achieving this with silver and enamel to create beautifully textured and patterned pieces.

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