Leeds Craft Centre Team Mingle with the Stars at Glittering White Rose Awards…
Winners were announced across 16 categories ranging from Large Visitor Attraction to Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year at the event at first direct arena Leeds and although The Craft Centre and Design Gallery didn’t win their category they’re extremely proud of being a finalist and thanked their makers, visitors and dedicated team from the past 33 years for contributing to their success.
Now it’s back to work for The Craft Centre ladies as they continue with their exciting Winter Exhibition programme where they’re now making preparations to welcome in jewellers for their British Jewellery Show which starts on 18th November. Visitors can expect to see necklaces, earrings, brooches and bracelets hand crafted by some of the best of British Jewellers alongside the rest of their exciting exhibitions including a Solo Print Exhibition by Carry Akroyd, Ceramic Showcase by Blandine Anderson, a whole host of inspiring ceramics, glass and mixed media pieces in their ever-increasing Winter Craft Show and a touring Jewellery Show called Manifest. All works are for sale and with Christmas only round the corner Craft Centre really is one of the top attractions for visitors to get inspired by the very best of contemporary craft.
Here’s a closer look at the work of Jeweller Nick Hubbard, whose work is featured in forthcoming exhibition The British Jewellery Show from the 18th November. Nick’s work is a figurative collection of oxidised silver and whimsical charms bearing original words and messages. The collection has been inspired by the “unfolding of stories of words, by songs that could be held and by films that move us from here to eternity.” The collection varies from figurative lockets, brooches and other keepsakes which have moving parts and opening doors revealing intricate gold detail beneath. Sadly Nick passed away in 2013 but his friendly and talented team who shared Nick's passion for good design and their love for jewellery continue with his work.
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