Pop Up Precious
Founded in the spring of 2010, the Edinburgh branch of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (the ACJ) started as a community of local professional jewellery designers who had the shared aim of producing work of 'an exceptional standard' and who wanted to 'become pathfinders within the jewellery world'.
On 19 November ten of its members will be, for the first time, showcasing their work together in an exhibition entitled Pop Up Precious, where the general public will be able to see and also purchase unique and one-off jewellery pieces; potentially solving this years Christmas present buying dilemma in one fell swoop.
Designer/makers confirmed for Pop Up Precious include Jessica Howarth, a recent Duncan of Jordanstone graduate whose work fuses Indian and Moroccan influences within large scale bright enamelled pieces; Joanne Garner who uses a combination of textile and traditional silversmithing techniques; and Caroline Cloughley whose macabre lepidophobia inspired jewellery has been a Skinny favourite for a number of years.
Additionally, Dorothy Hogg MBE, formerly the Jewellery and Metalwork course leader at Edinburgh College of Art, will be speaking at the opening event on Friday 18 November. She will surely voice her support for independent events such as this.
We can only hope that the Framed Gallery, with its extremely large exhibition space, will be a suitable host venue for some of Edinburgh's brightest jewellery talent.