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Disa’s Alternative Summer Studio 2020

Category: Exhibition

We were so looking forward to Disa’s Summer Open Studio this weekend. We love displaying the jewellery in the sunny studio, chilling the champagne and preparing the nibbles! As plans have changed through the current crisis we have been adapting as best we can and hope you will enjoy viewing Disa’s work in a safe and accessible way. 

We have been adding new work regularly to Disa’s Web-shop. As well as the stunning 18k gold textural pieces with gemstones and diamonds, we have also been spending time updating the silver work on offer online. This includes some great new textural earrings and rings that Disa has designed with everyday wear in mind.

The Open Studio is usually an opportunity to see a huge range of Disa’s work, past and present, and we will be representing this over the coming weeks with the work we add to the Web-shop. So do keep checking in to see what has been added each week.

If you use social media, you may have seen Disa on a few different accounts of late! Last week she was interviewed live on Instagram TV by Toronto based Rue Pigalle. Discussing her inspirations, processes and special commissions, it was a really lively conversation where people could put forward their own questions to Disa. She has also been featured in an article by Rachel Garrahan, Jewellery Director for British Vogue. If you would like to hear more about these events before they happen then follow Disa on Instagram and Facebook where Disa herself posts updates, news and work finished hot off the bench!

If you have ideas for commissions or want to discuss purchasing a piece directly then Disa is always available via her Contact Page. She is also able to give you a virtual viewing of work via Zoom should you wish to talk face to face!

In addition to this we are happy to announce that Disa is now able to arrange meetings in the studio by appointment for one person at a time. Disa will provide hand sanitiser on arrival and a clean safe space to show the collection and discuss your ideas.

Thank you for reading about how we are doing our best to keep you abreast of Disa’s work through this difficult time. We appreciate your ongoing support and hope we can welcome you with a glass of champagne in the Autumn! 

All the best
Disa & the team x

The Round Bar Silver earrings now available online.
An example of the new everyday wear oval earrings Disa has added to her Web-shop

With so many of us having to change our holiday plans this summer we thought it would be nice to feature a few of Disa’s pieces that are inspired by her time in far off places.

As we dream of when we may once again find ourselves in exotic lands, these pieces may go some way to reminding us of happy experiences and give us hope for future adventures.

Disa Allsopp Spaghetti Rings – Inspired by the amazing food of Italy. The coils of wire instantly transport you to sitting in a little family run restaurant in the cobbled streets of Rome, or to a country villa, sipping cold white wine and catching the strands of spaghetti as you admire the vista! Browse the collection by clicking here or on the image of this warm 18k gold Spaghetti Ring.
Paraiba Tourmaline 18k Gold Ring – What could be more reminiscent of Caribbean seas than this stunning Paraiba tourmaline? It is even cut and faceted in to the shape of a water droplet! Add then the hammered texture 18k gold and you are walking barefoot on the warm sands of Barbados, listening to the waves and watching as the fishing boats come in. You can view this piece on request, just contact Disa through your prefered medium here.
Kenyan Aquamarine Textured 18k Gold Ring – Clear skies above you as you head off on safari in to the rugged landscape of East Africa! This Kenyan Aquamarine will transport you to the huge skies and expanses of land that go on as far as the eye can see. The rugged edge and deeply textured finish of the wide one-off band, with file marks and dips that remind you of the rough terrain and rocky rides through wildlife reserves. Look out for the lions! Available through the online shop here.
RGdNOEm010400M 18k gold textured ring with 4.4ct Emerald
4ct Emerald 18k Gold Ring – Exquisite Parisian chic encapsulated in a ring. This classically cut Emerald, the colour of swinging Paris in the Twenties, gives this ring an Art Deco feel that has us admiring it over our morning croissant et chocolat chaud. Timeless, Disa’s signature melted textural finish gives an Emerald 18k Gold ring a contemporary twist. Available via Whitebird Gallery, Paris.
Lemon Quartz 18k Gold Ring – The bright lights and busy streets of Manhattan, yellow taxis whizzing by, where if it’s bigger, it’s better. This cushion cut Lemon Quartz will flash far and wide enough to catch anyone’s eye. The narrow reticulated band makes this piece all about the whopper of a Lemon Quartz, just under 10 carats! And if you really want to go for more is more then stack it up with another huge gemstone, New York will love you! Available from Disa’s online shop now.

We hope you have enjoyed your travels with us today, and that for a little while you were transported to far off climes. Wishing you all good health and as always, do be in touch with any queries. Disa is available for commission work and we are posting out orders safely and securely for anyone ordering online. You can also now view all available pieces via the Instagram and Facebook pages, let us know where they take you!

Ciao!

Disa and the team x

We are busily preparing for Disa’s exhibition in August with Melee the Show, her second appearance at this glamorous trade-only show. Held at the Highline Hotel in buzzy Chelsea, New York, it is a must for anyone looking to find unique high end jewellery from independent makers.

Disa is working on luxurious gold necklaces and earrings to add to her collection, as well as building up her gemstone ring selection. The gemstone 18k gold rings are a favourite for collectors of Disa’s work so she is constantly on the look out for interesting colours and cuts. After her event two weeks ago for London Craft Week with Joanna Hardy & Goldsmiths’ Fair (see the last blog post), Disa was even more keen to source some lovely precious and semi precious stones. She is looking forward to sharing these new pieces with the top buyers in New York in August.

To visit the show you must be connected to the Jewellery and Fashion industries. The show runs from 10th -12th August 2019 and you can register to attend here: Melee The Show Registration

Hope to see you there and a happy Bank Holiday to the UK readers!

Disa is looking forward to taking part in an exciting event next week as part of London Craft Week 2019. Home House and Goldsmiths’ Fair present jewellery expert Joanna Hardy in conversation with Disa Allsopp and Julia Lloyd George.

Joanna Hardy will share her insights gleaned from working with the world’s most distinguished gemologists and creative jewellers. Joanna will interview Disa and Julia, jewellers known for their use of coloured gemstones. Both Disa and Julia have developed signature styles that feature gemstones, yet in completely different ways. Joanna explores their unique approach to gemstones, their inspiration and experience in what promises to be a lively discussion sparkling with insights. Followed by a fine jewellery handling session.

For more information about booking your space on the event please visit the London Craft Week event page.

We are very excited to be taking part in RE:FINE in The Store at MAD, New York this Spring! Opening on 9th May 2019, RE:FINE is a highly curated show bringing together 18 international artists. The Store at MAD champions artists who are at the forefront of design and craftsmanship, building on the Museum of Art & Design’s mission to promote the work of designers over all creative fields.

And Disa looks forward to being part of it! For more information visit The Store at MAD website. You will find opening times, ticket information and artist profiles. If you do make the show then share your experience by tagging Disa Allsopp in your social media posts.

To view the exhibition Look Book follow this link: RE:FINE 2019 LOOK BOOK

RE:FINE runs from 9th May – 10th July 2019 at The Store at MAD:

The Store
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019