What is Jewellery?

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I’m excited to be taking part in ‘What is Jewellery’?

”What is Jewellery’? An exhibition of jewellery made from unorthodox materials from a selection of national and international jewellery artists, as part of Manchester Free For Arts Festival. Curated by Eve Redmond’

It opens 3rd until 12th Ocotber, which coincides with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, and will be held in Space2 at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, right next door to our studio/shop (Studio 3), as it happens!

I will be showing alongside some amazing jewellers including two of my favourite makers, Yoko Izawa and Jo Pond.

You can follow the event on facebook here . . . https://www.facebook.com/events/633904003394234/

 

 

October Showcase at Jam Eton

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I’ve been working away on my next exhibition which will take place at Jam Eton, for the whole of this October. I’ve been wanting to have work with them since I graduated and strangely it’s taken this long, so it’s pretty exciting! The collection features lots of old found papers, postcards, stamps and maps but also vintage rulers and hand-cut mother-of-pearl. These items here are amongst those in the exhibition. Hopefully some of you are around the Windsor area and can visit the show and the lovely gallery!

 

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New jewellery to buy online . . .

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I have added new work to my two online galleries, lovedazzzle and madebyhandonline. The work above is a selection  from both but you can click onto the links for more.

Lovedazzle and madebyhandonline are my two online galleries if you want to see and buy from the comfort of your sofa! My work mostly varies with each item made, so if you can’t see what you are after, if you are wanting a different colour way or necklace length for example, feel free to contact me (post@clarehillerby.co.uk) to discuss your preferences. I also post items here in the blog from time to time that you may be interested and again feel free to request more details on their whereabouts or availability. Alternatively I am happy to make bespoke items based on my current designs, from simple items to larger specials as in the ‘lovely necklace commission‘, more details on the progress of that commission coming soon!

Lovely necklace commission

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A few weeks ago I received a lovely request for a very special necklace commission. It was a little more special as she already has some of my jewellery and with an understanding of my work, she thought of me when she was looking through her gran’s personal belongings. She visited me at the studio/shop and we discussed a style based around a current necklace design she liked, which will house her own found treasured ephemera. The items include a recipe book (I have a bit of an obsession for old and well used recipe books), photographs, a notebook and a gold wedding band, naturally worn into a perfect wonky oval shape. The necklace will celebrate her life and memory and the ephemera can be worn and enjoyed, rather than just being kept in a box and looked now and again, although there is plenty of treasure to do both! I’ve been working with photocopies to cut up freely and create some design ideas which will enable us to decide on a final design, then I will start to work with these precious items.

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My current stockists

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If you are in or around Devon you can now find a collection of my work at The Contemporary Craft Festival Shop, illustrated is a selection from the collection available there . . .

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I have added a few new outlets recently, please see my list below, and you can also check my stockists at any time on my website here.

Of course you can visit me at my Studio / Shop (No appointment needed), where I will always have a full collection of my jewellery, collages and collage cards available to browse, or you can discuss a bespoke piece if you like.

Studio 3 @ Manchester Craft & Design Centre

17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm (& Sundays in December)

Visiting details here

O n l i n e  O u t l e t s

lovedazzle

www.lovedazzle.com

Made By Hand Online

http://www.madebyhandonline.com

U K  O u t l e t s

Aosdana Ltd.

Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SJ

www.aosdanaiona.com

Contemporary Applied Arts

89 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HX

www.caa.org.uk

The Contemporary Craft Festival Shop

Littlecote, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD

www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

Mostyn

12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB

www.mostyn.org 

Oriel Davies Gallery

The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ

www.orieldavies.org

The Scottish Gallery

16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (currently showing in ‘Rings’ exhibition)

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

www.ysp.co.uk

 

Rings exhibition . . .

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Rings exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

9 June to 24 August 2014

If you have never visit the gorgeous Yorkshire Sculpture Park, go! It’s a beautiful day out. I’ve been working on a new collection of rings, something I haven’t really made for many years, so this was a great opportunity to play around with some new ideas. They will be available at Studio 3 when I eventually have time to make more, but for now they are in this exhibition amongst many other contemporary jewellery makers . . .

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