Monday, 1 December 2014

A Rosey Christmas Open Studios at Coburg

 Spotty Hydrangea Necklace
Silver, garnets and rose quartz

Hydrangea and loop pendant
silver, garnets & rose quartz

This week it's all about the Coburg House Open Studios. The jewellery is almost finished, now onwards with displays, painting, tidying and decorating.

Above is an invite to the private view for all you lovely followers. There will be a 20% discount on all Donna Barry pieces including these newbies above for blog followers only. Just mention my blog during Open Studios, that is all :-) As usual there will be my end of line and sample sale with amazing reductions. There maybe something still in there that you may have set your sights on before, only now it may be even less in price!

Friday night, the very awesome William Ancell from Edinburgh's finest Americana and folk band, Under The Dogwood Tree will be playing guitar in the gallery. Not only that, but Edinburgh Gin have very kindly sponsored us and will be just across from William serving special 'Coburg' Cocktails. It really is an Open studios not to be missed!

There are a few new names in the building and there has been a lot of shuffling of studios, so make sure you read the map or you might miss your favourite artist. Myself and Kaz Robertson are still in the same place. Sudio 46, in the Loft, first studio you come to.

Hope to see you there!

Donna x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

'Petals & Pearls' at Coburg Open Studios

 Oval Petal and Pearl Necklace
Silver, 18ct gold and freshwater pearls

 Oval petal earrings
silver and 18ct gold

Otis wanting to play in the studio

I've finally gone and introduced pearls to my work and I'm loving them. So much so, I've used them all up. I will need to pay a visit to Hatton Garden very soon I think.
The 'Oval petal' range is still going strong after a good few years as they are popular designs. It's lovely to see them being transformed though with these pretty pearls. Perfect for bridal jewellery or special occasions. You'll be able to see these new pieces at the Coburg Open Studios in just over a week's time.

Here's an invitation to the Private view. There will be my usual sample sale and reductions box with big discounts across the whole weekend. I'm personally looking forward to a good look around the studios myself and hopefully catch some good bargains.

Otis may make a guest appearance too!

Hope to see some of you there :-)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

'Spotlight' Exhibition at Mobilia

This has been a long time coming and now finally, I can show you what I've been busy doing over the last few months. The two brand new pieces above (Fused Ovals Neck piece and Oval leaves earrings) are heading off to Boston in the US tomorrow along with a group of other special one-off pieces. Myself and Kaz Robertson have been working with a very well established and reputable gallery called Mobilia over the last twelve years. We were first introduced to Libby and JoAnne (owners of Mobilia Gallery) by our head of department, Dorothy Hogg MBE, at ECA in our final year. Since then we've exhibited with them in many shows over the years. Now they have asked us if we would like to do a joint 'Spotlight' exhibition. This has taken a number of months to get together alongside our other work for galleries, wedding ring workshops and the arrival of my new Boston Terrier pup, Otis. Thought you dog lovers out there might like a wee picture of him thrown in there too :-)

The exhibition kicks off on the 15th May and is on until 23rd June. For further details click here. If you're in the area, do go in and have a look. We wish we were going!

More exhibitions are in the pipeline for 2014. Keep checking down the right hand side for updates on forthcoming exhibitions.