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Dianne King Jewellery

Dianne King is an award-winning jewellery designer-maker based in Fife. She hand-makes one-off pieces of jewellery using silver, gold and unusual stones. Trained as a sculptor and art historian, she lectured at Edinburgh College of Art until 2001. She sometimes plays with art historical references, for example the Ruffle series was developed from Elizabethan portraits. Her jewellery tends to be sculptural. The designs are bold and contemporary, ranging from really chunky to delicate. Following a creative collaboration with the Shetland poet, Christian Tait, much of her recent work is based on themes related to the sea.

Dianne exhibits regularly in UK galleries and in Sweden.

Exhibitions

2016, 19th March – 23rd April, Gallery Ten, Stafford Street, Edinburgh
2016, Jan – Feb – Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Princes Street, Edinburgh
2015, Nov - Jan, 2016: Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Perthshire
2015, Oct - Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2015, May - July: Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
2015, May: Open Studios North Fife
2015, Jan - Feb: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2014,Oct - Jan 2015: Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Edinburgh
2014, Oct - Jan. 2015: Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
2014, August - Pittenweem Arts Festival
2014, March - April: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2013, Nov - Jan, 2014: Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Edinburgh
2013, Nov - Jan, 2014: Angela Learoyd Jewellery Gallery, Doune
2013, Oct - Nov: Visual Arts Scotland, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
2013, July: ACJ Edinburgh exhibition, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2013, March - April: Farlin: a poetry/ craft collaboration between Fife and Shetland; St Andrews.
2012, Nov - Dec: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2012, Sept: Macmillan Edinburgh Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh
2012, Aug - Sept: Farlin: Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2012, July - Sept: Coach House Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife
2012, May - June: Equinox Contemporary Jewellery, Fleet, Hampshire
2012, April - May: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2012, Feb - March: Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2012, Jan - Feb: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2011, Nov - Jan, 2012: Angela Learoyd Jewellery Gallery, Doune
2011, Nov - Jan, 2012: Frames Gallery, Perth
2011, Nov - Dec: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2011, Oct: Macmillan Edinburgh Art Show, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2011, Sept – Oct: SH Jewellery Gallery, Edinburgh
2011, Aug – Sept: Tayberry Gallery, Perth
2011, July – Aug: Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
2011, March – April: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2011, Feb – March: Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
2010, Nov - Dec: Meffan Art Gallery, Forfar
2010, Nov: Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2010, Aug - Sept: Sea Spirit, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
2010, June: Treasure at London Jewellery Week, Victoria House, London
2010, May: Open Studios Fife
2010, Feb – March: Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
2009, Dec: ESSA group exhibition, Edinburgh
2009, Nov – Dec: Galleri Sjohasten, Nykoping, Sweden
2009, Sept – Nov: Visual Arts Scotland, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
2009, Aug - Sept: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2009 July – Oct: Fife Contemporary Arts & Crafts, Byre Theatre, St Andrews
2008, Dec: Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2008, Nov - Dec: Queen’s Gallery, Dundee
2008, Nov - Dec: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2008, Aug – Nov: Galleri Sjohasten, Nykoping, Sweden
2008, October: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2008, October: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2008, Sept – Oct: Frames Gallery, Perth
2008, May – July: The Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, the Scottish Borders
2008, May - July: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2008, March – April: Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2008, March – May: Temple Gallery, Aberfeldy
2008, April – May: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2008, Jan. – March: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2007, Nov – Dec: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2007, Nov - Dec: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2007, August – September: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2007 Edinburgh Festival (August – September): Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2007, August – Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
2007, May – June: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2007, April – May: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2007, April – May: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2007, March – April: Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
(Recipient of the Russell Trust Award)
2007, Feb – March: Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2007, Jan – Feb: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006, Dec – Jan 2007: Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2006, Nov – Jan. 2007: Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2006, Nov – Dec: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006, Nov – Dec: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2006, October: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006, October: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2006, August – October: Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2006, July – September: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2006, June/ July: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006, May: Broughton Gallery, Broughton, near Biggar
2006, April/ May: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2006, April/ May: Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2006, April/ May: Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2006, Jan/ March: Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2005, Nov/ December: Baggatt, Edinburgh
2005, Nov/ December: Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth
2005, July/ August (Edinburgh Festival): Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Biography

Dianne is an award-winning jewellery designer-maker based in Fife, Scotland, who specialises in one-off pieces. Originally a sculptor and art historian, she lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. After a period as an Honorary Research Fellow, Dianne re-trained as a jeweller and has been exhibiting her work internationally since 2005.

More Images

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Dianne King. Silver Ruffle earrings
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Dianne King. Dreaming Stone neckiece, silver with labradorite
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Dianne King. Firth cuff, silver with 18k gold