Life in the country is good, but I did enjoy being in London again to set up my jewellery display in the Barbican on Friday. The Barbican was one of the first places I exhibited as a jeweller and every time I visit I still get a buzz of excitement!
The show this summer is looking really good. We’re in a slightly different place – just opposite our normal spot and even closer to the food hall on the ground floor.
One of the six New Designers we selected to exhibit with us last winter was Tom McDowell. Having won the Stephen Maer award Tom’s going to be exhibiting with us for the next two years, and the Barbican have also selected one of his humorous brooches to adorn our brochure for the show.
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to be able to invite special guest exhibitors for a show, and this time we’ve selected four fantastic jewellers to join us. Sarah Parker-Eaton is always one of my favourite exhibitors at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Her intricate and quirky jewellery is based on plankton and I find it fascinating! Nan Nan Liu exhibited with the DJG as a New Designer when I did, and makes fantastic pieces in silver and paper. All the exhibitors were stunned by her work at set up! John Moore has beautifully sleek and colourful jewellery in anodised aluminium, and Ulli Kaiser makes stunningly vibrant work with tiny coloured beads.
You can see all the work – literally hundreds of pieces by 27 designer jewellers – every day now until 22nd June. The sales desk is open from 12 midday till 8pm. Enjoy!