Dee Barnes is inspired by the use of rich colours, surface patterns and textures. Her jewellery stems from her original paintings which are hand cut into freeform shapes. Her desire is to create beautiful jewellery using every materials.
I have spent a number of years running my own contemporary craft gallery in the historic city of Lincoln and now concentrate fully on my own making practice.
The Colourfield collections are created frommy own original paintings. I use acrylic paints, chalks, inks and gold leaf and resin.
Every single piece is a one off, no two pieces are the same. I make collections in small batches according to the painting I have selected.
My desire is to emphasize the use of non-traditional materials and innovative techniques to create original, one off pieces of wearable jewellery.
October - Christmas craft fair, Attenborough Arts Center, Leicester November - Lustre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-events/event/3634/lustre-2017.html November - Dovecot gallery, Doncaster November - The Handmade fair Hadden Hall Derbyshire December - Christmas craft fair, The Guildhall, Leicester December- Craft in the City, Waterstones, Nottingham
2016 Events Trade Fairs: January 17th-19th: CRAFT at Top Drawer, London, Olympia April 10th-12th: The British Craft Trade Fair, Yorkshire showground, Harrogate. Retail fairs: April 2nd Artisans of Market Haroborough craft fair June 9th-12th: Patchings Art Festival, Calverton, Nottinghamshire. June 26th Holmfirth art market September 16th-18th Kirstie's Handmade Fair Hampton Court Palace September 30th-2nd October, The Art Market, York racecourse October 6th-9th Great Norther Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester. November 12th-13th Daisy Fawcett studio sale weekend November 25th-27th The Harley Gallery Christmas market lDecember 10th and 11th Craft in the City, Waterstones bookshop Nottingham
Places to buy: @work, Pimlico Gill Wing Gallery, Islington Iapetus, Malvern Cambridge Contemporary Craft Gallery Omega gallery, St Leonards Wistow gallery, Wistow Platform gallery, Clithero Attenborough Arts, Leicester Ada Gallery, Market Harborough AG Gallery Matlock Derbyshire Franny and Filer Chorlton Manchester Fisherton Mills, Salisbury