Craft Focus in the DCA Shop presents the work of Vanilla Ink designers Robin Bell, Scarlett Erskine, Leanne Evans, Sally-Anne Fenton, Victoria Kelsey, Joanne MacFadyen, Ruth Morrison, Filipa Oliveira and Audrey Reid.
Vanilla Ink’s founder and director, Kate Pickering, established Vanilla Ink in 2009 after realising a need to bridge the gap from graduation into industry for jewellers. Vanilla Ink is Scotland’s unique jewellery studio, committed to developing new talent by providing a supportive incubator ‘pod’ for a year. Vanilla Ink enables the UK’s best new designers to develop and grow their business in a fully equipped workshop. ‘Inkers’ have unlimited access to workshop space within a collaborative studio, peer support, mentoring and professional development workshops. Vanilla Ink allows the designer to find their feet and make their mark in the industry – ‘we’re making more than jewellery, we are making jewellery work’.
Vanilla Ink Studios will be attending their first trade show in September at the world renowned International Jewellery London. The Vanilla Inkers are currently in the initial stages of developing new collections and their Craft Focus presentation in DCA Shop is an exclusive glimpse at their work before it is showcased in London.
Where: DCA Shop, Dundee Contemporary Arts
When: Thursday 2 May – Sunday 16 June 2013