Our main aim is to support excellence in our field, exchange ideas and build up a reputation for our work through exhibitions. Manchester Jewellers Network provides a forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

Through exhibitions we develop the profiles of designers in the region and raise awareness regarding handmade work currently available to commission and buy. The group represents an opportunity for designers to promote work in a broad range of materials such as gold, silver, rubber, perspex, glass, plastic, nylon, resin and wood.

Rather than functioning as a commercial association, MJN is primarily concerned with the promotion of exciting and innovative contemporary jewellery. To these ends, each group exhibition features exclusive new designs from each contributing member. We aim to exhibit in outlets accessible to culturally diverse audiences and to open up new venues for the display of our work both nationally and internationally.

We currently have the fabulous Manchester Art Gallery as one of our outlets. We have a changing showcase of members’ work available in the Shop between the Atrium and the Cafe. The jewellery designers and their collections in the showcase change three times each year in January, May and September, so you can always find new designs and great gifts or treats to purchase; some of these designs are exclusive to Manchester Art Gallery Shop.

For more information on any of our endeavours, please email exhibitions@manchesterjewellersnetwork.org

MJN is exhibiting on a group stand at Art& at York Racecourse, open Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.

For more information on tickets, parking, etc. please visit the shows website at www.artand.co.uk

The MJN members exhibiting at Art& York 2018 are:

Charlotte Verity

Gemma Scully

Stephanie Mann

Francesca Lobb

Tillverkaren (Ilona Palarz-McDermott)

Joanne Bull

Rebecca Beyond

Tamara Salinas-Cohn

Deborah Beck

The group has over 20 members and is growing steadily. We are all professional jewellers resident in the North West of England who meet once a month to network, lend mutual support and to plan new initiatives. The group welcomes applications for membership from professional contemporary jewellers. For more information on becoming part of MJN, please speak to one of our members or email membership@manchesterjewellersnetwork.org