Dazzle@Dovecot

 
Lynne MacLachlan Rings and Bangles

Dazzle@Dovecot

We are excited that we will be returning to our lovely venue at the Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street for our Dazzle this year. It will be our 10th year at this venue, in this, our 40th year.  We are aware that all plans are subject to Government guidelines and we will be able to provide more detail as time goes on, but hopefully we will go ahead in a less limited way than we managed last year. We have our usual lineup of stunning designers plus printmaker Anya Percival and this year, a special celebration of our 40 Years of Dazzle Exhibitions.

Dates 6 to 29 August. Private view details and opening times to be announced.

Image Lynne MacLachlan necklace photo by Susan Castillo

Captured Light

Prints@Dovecot

Anya Percival

Anja Percival lives and works in Durham, a city she returned to after a five year period working in Denmark. Anja  specialises in hand drawn copperplate etching.She is fascinated by the different atmospheres that light creates in our environment. Her subject matter is usually quite domestic and everyday but her attention is captured by the effect of the light transforming the spaces and changing the unremarkable to the remarkable. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally with outlets including London, New York, Denmark, Sweden and Canada.

Image Captured Light by Anya Percival

Hilary Grant scarf

Hilary Grant Scarves

Hilary Grant and Rob Harvey are a partnership based on the Northerly Scottish islands of Orkney. They run a textile design studio specialising in knitted pattern. All their textiles are made from luxury grade, cruelty-free 100% lambswool, knitted in the Scottish Borders and hand finished by traditional methods.

$0 Brooches Dazzle Collection

40 Brooches for 40 Years

As part of our 40 years of Dazzle celebrations, we are excited to announce our 40 Brooches for 40 Years exhibition. We have invited 40 makers from across the four decades to make and exhibit a brooch, which we will show online at lovedazzle.com and at our Edinburgh Festival Dazzle at Dovecot Studios in August. Alongside this we will show 40 Brooches from our own personal collection dating back to our first exhibtion in 1981 to the present day. 

 

We both feel that we have been very privileged to have been involved in the craft world and with so many wonderful makers for such a long time. What started as an interesting side line, developed into a lifelong commitment to showing and selling handmade jewellery by individual makers, often just graduated, in a wide variety of venues and introducing the general public to work, not seen outside specialist galleries. Along the way we have met so many interesting people and made connections with so many of our makers and they have made connections with each other through Dazzle. This exhibtion will give you a little snap shot into the history of Dazzle and the makers that have shown with us over the years.

Dovecot Exhibition

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective exhibition of his work. Bringing together over 80 tapestries as well as archive material, this is a chance to delve into the world of a master of modern tapestry.

Sharp, witty, and immensely talented, Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot, an innovator and iconoclast he inspired weavers all over the world from Papua New Guinea to Australia. A charismatic character, he dedicated his life to teaching and his influence on weaving can still be felt to this day.

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Designers

CLAIRE ALLAIN

Contempoarary studio jewellery made from enamel, anodised aluminium, sterling silver and 24ct gold detail.

KAROLINA BAINES

Edinburgh-based designer/maker, Karolina Baines views jewellery as sculptures that move with the wearer, Karolina seeks to create engaging visual and tactile experiences that instil deep personal connections, with a deft use of texture, colour and linework.

KATE BAJIC

Kate Bajic creates handcrafted nature inspired jewellery as limited edition collections, one off pieces or by commission. Inspired by the intricate textures and structures found in lichen, Kate translates aspects of these botanical forms into stylish and elegant, wearable, contemporary jewellery. Kate works mainly in sterling silver and gold, introducing colour into her work through the use of gemstones as well as creating one off art jewellery using hand cut steel, oxidising, patination and acrylic paints.

EVGENIIA BALASHOVA

Evgeniia Balashova explores repetition, movement and manipulation of shape and form in her statement jewellery. She combines strict geometry with soft flowing curves to create unique, vibrant and energetic pieces. 

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.

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.

RACHEL BROWN

My name is Rachel Brown and I am a Yorkshire based jeweller specialising in contemporary enamel and graphite drawn jewellery. I use mainly silver and copper with the addition of gold or brass as colour highlights.

British Society of Enamellers member

AGNETA BUGYTE

Handmade jewellery inspired by landscapes of deep silences, rough textures, fragmented hoarse and soft sounds. Wild landscape and raw natural beauty, transmuted into uniqueness of each piece. Made from sterling silver and 18-carat gold.

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

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