Our sixth year at Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street for the Edinburgh Festival. We will be opening on 4 August until 28 August with an opening party on Thursday 3 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. There will also be work by a printmaker Anja Percival on the walls,handmade leather bags by Steven Harkin and luxurious handwoven lambswool scarves by Heather Shields. All this and a cafe serving delicious cakes and coffee downstairs!
Image - Pendants by Jane Moore oxidised silver and enamel.
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- Interior Light II
Bags by Steven Harkin.
This year for the first time we will be showcasing handmade leather bags by Steven Harkin. Inspired by curves and architectural spaces, his designs are contemporary with a retro look Bright colours, aluminium details and high quality leather define his creations.
Image- Pepe backpacks
Scarves by Heather Shields
Heather Shields is a textile designer and weaver specialising in vibrant, contemporary fabrics, homeware and accessories. Based in Kilcreggan on the west coast of Scotland, her scarves are woven by hand using luxuriously soft lambswool in punchy colour palettes. Inspired by shapes and patterns hidden within everyday surroundings, Heather’s designs are playful colour explorations of life in different environments and cultures.
Image photography by Susan Castillo.