Spiral Gallery has one of the best displays of contemporary jewellery in East Anglia. In addition to the work of Michael Carpenter the work of many other leading jewellers is on sale. The work of potters, painters, photographers and fabric makers are also available.
The gallery is in Debenham and is open six days a week.
For those who can’t get to the gallery Michael’s work shown on this site can be purchase using the contact page.
Jewellers at spiral Gallery:
Hotmetal produces beautiful designer jewellery in a variety of materials ranging from silver through various coloured metals to glass
Jill Stewart The jewellery is in silver, brass and titanium, using delicate shapes and contrasting metals.
Tara Kirkpatrick Jewellery created with love, toil and ingenuity, all mixed with a healthy dose of individuality.
Leju is proud to design and make jewellery using a very special seed known as Vegetable Ivory. The seed is obtained from a palm tree called Hyphaene Phytelephas found in the Amazonian rain forest.
Moxon and Simm Although well known for their titanium jewellery other materials ,designing and making high quality designer jewellery
Latham and Neave gathered coils of beaten silver turned to organic shapes that flatter and fall on the figure in new and surprising ways.
Rowena Park works with clear acrylic and silver combining pure gold and white gold leafs with transparent coloured glazes, to create vibrant, rich designs in jewellery for men and women.
Sandy Mitchell follows a long tradition of making wire jewellery with beads. She uses 18 colours of wire in making her necklaces, bracelets and brooches. She works in Devon.
Lesley Strickland combines cellulose acetate (derived from cotton oil) with sterling silver. The acetate can be layered into a wide range of patterns and can be manipulated into far more fluid forms than other forms of plastics. Her work is on the Crafts Council index of selected makers.
Those not familiar with Nick Hubbard’s work will be amazed by its detail and intricacy; a figurative collection of oxidized silver pieces and charms bearing words and messages. Many pieces have moving parts and small doors that open to reveal fine gold detail. His jewellery has become extremely collectable.
Paul and Yu Lan Burkman work in Essex. Paul worked briefly in Hatton Garden before establishing his own workshop and exhibited his first gold collection in 1997. Yu Lan came from Taiwan to study jewellery design and in 2011 won the British Jewellers Associaction “Best Design” award.
Becky Crow has worked in a co-operative of designer crafts people in Brighton since training at Camberwell College and the University of Brighton. She has developed an unusual style of three dimensional work.
Penny Warren makes her jewellery in anodised aluminium combined with silver. She colours the aluminium to give a watercolour effect to her light but robust work. She works at the Rosehill Workshop in Brighton.
Michael is a member of the Designer Jewellers Group.
A number of members show a fine selection of their work at the gallery.
Michael also exhibits with the group at the Barbican in London twice a year. Usually June/July and November through to January.
Other memberships include The Suffolk Craft Society.