London 2007 | National Theatre


London Dazzle 2007

National Theatre, Olivier Foyers, November 19, 2007 to January 12, 2008. Open 10am to 10pm. Not Sundays. This year,

Monday - Saturday | 10am - 10pm 
Sunday | Closed 
Bank Holidays | 4pm - 10pm
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day | Closed

Over 80 designers exhibit work in a variety of materials and they come from almost every corner of the World.   The selection this year, offers the main jewellery exhibition plus a Specials section devoted to mainly one-off larger pieces including small objects and silversmithing. As usual their will also be a Men's section specialising in work made with men in mind.   And this year a new section called Dazzle in Stitches, showing the work of five of the most internationally respected contemporary embroiderers who work in figurative and abstract pictures for the walls. Added to this a designer commissioned to make one-off mirrors and you have a wonderful mix of the most exciting new work available anywhere in the world.  Over 3,000 individial pieces make up the whole.

Standing out this year, are many talented youngsters plucked straight from their college degree shows - they include Anna Wales, Jan Rooney and  Momoko Kumai.  Along with the more established designers such as Jane Adam, Elisabeth Bone, Lilian Busch, John Field and Lesley Strickland.

No wonder that most of the major national broadsheets continually review Dazzle exhibitions and the makers themselves have cult followings with their work appearing in major collections throught the World.







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.


London based. Principle materials are silver and 18ct gold with some new work in Palladium. Elizabeth is a well established jeweller who has been practising for nineteen years. Her work has a strong sculptural, modernist aesthetic. Outlets include Electrum Gallery, Lesley Craze Gallery, Contemporary Appiied Arts, Ruthin Craft Centre, Gallery Si Japan.


Born California, studied studio arts initially in Los Angeles, then at the Royal College of Art in London. Multicoloured, high-carat golds, and silver. In the Alice & Lewis Koch Collection, Switzerland. Outlets include Electrum, Lesley Craze, and Flow in London; DesignYard in Ireland; Gallery Marzee in the Netherlands, Galeria Artesania in Japan.


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.


Birmingham. Silver jewellery with rolled pattern & texture & 18-ct gold applied. Outlets include Tomfoolery, London; Nancy Smillie, Glasgow & Eton Applied Arts, Windsor.

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