Monday, September 12, 2011


mjman - a selection of mersey jewellers and metal artists network will be serving a delicious smorgasbord of wearable contemporary hand made jewellery designs inspired by food and fine dining kindly hosted by the hope street hotel as part of Hope Street Festival "Feast"

The exhibition "Table for 8"

Sunday 18th September at hope street hotel 12-4pm 2011

please come and say hello and have a nose or a nibble ...

images courtesy of makers - left"lifes a peach"- by Elaine Jenkins(silver,peach stone), right"lemon slice "-ring by Barry Swerdlow(silver, exotic woods).copyright the makers.

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Mjman Satellite Show @ FACT

MJMAN Mersey Jewellers and Metal Artists Network presents a satellite exhibition at FACT, of exciting new work by some of the best contemporary jewellers from Merseyside. Including highly individual jewellery, accessories and precious objects all work is for purchase.
In the FACT bookshop until 15th September.
11-6 daily
88 Wood Street
Liverpool L1 4 QD
coming soon MJMAN @ The London Carriageworks - Hope Street Festival

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nurtured tours to The Anglican Cathedral- Festival of Flowers Event

Another chance to catch - Nurtured as it is now showing as part of the Festival of Flowers at the Anglican Cathedral. The cathedral has been transformed by the extravagant and amazing displays. Mjman will be showing a selection from 7 makers in the Well area. Other exhibitors include various artists from dotart
We will be there to meet you from 11-5pm on Thursday. 9-5pm on Friday and 9- 3pm on Saturday, though the Festival of Flowers is open until Sunday.
photos - top - how many jewellers does it take to work out how to open a cabinet-? answer 3, 1 to find the catch, 1 to push it, and 1 to comment on the poor design!
middle - Ruth Ball- seed panels
bottom- Judith Brown - Fushcia Pendant.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

"nurtured" - amazing jewellery exhibition at cetra

Mersey jewellers, mjman, will be showing "nurtured", a fantastic new exhibition of jewellery, during June, at cetra gallery in Heswall, Merseyside. Building on the success of their 2006 show, this will be the second time the group of Mersey Jewellers have shown at cetra gallery.

All pieces are designed and made by hand individually- an extra special collection.

"nurtured"has a double edged theme, initially shown through jewellery- the interpretations evoked by the theme of floral forms.
"nurtured", also reflects the growing relationships formed within the group and with the gallery in a collaborative way, nurturing and encouraging each other with careful respect.

New members exhibiting !
Liv Bjorvatten- from Norway, Liv makes fine but bold enamel pieces if there can be such a thing ?!

Tom Mehew - from London, produces pure and clear designs in silver and plastics.

Faye Miller currently works in silver and acrylic producing bold fun pieces.

Lisa Murray works in all metals and stones with an organic, rustic feel.

Current members exhibiting-
Alison Bailey-Smith, Ruth Ball, Judith Brown, Emma Farnworth, Carys Johnson, Linda Jeanne Jones, , Laura Naylor, Barry Swerdlow, and Anthony Wong.

The exhibition runs from Friday 8th June, 9.30-5 Monday to Saturday for at least 3 weeks, with a private view evening 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Thurs 7th June, for further information of pv and opening please contact Verity at cetra, on 0151 342 7777, or email sales@cetra.co.uk
photo top : Tom Mehew leaf brooch
photo : Ruth Ball -ant's view of giant seed head
for info on mjman please phone 07811 206617 and speak to Anthony, or click on this link mjman

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Friday, December 15, 2006

one day left to sparkle !! away from the madding crowds

MJMANS exhibition at the Renew rooms, Wood Street is a very exciting event all round ... with freshly percolated coffee, herbal tea or mellow warming beer to welcome you on entry supplied by the Windmill Wholefoods, and the Betwixt Beer Company - what better way to spend some of your Saturday, leisurely christmas shopping away from the madding crowds !!!

We have three new members who are showing with MJMAN for the first time, Carys Johnson, Emma Farnworth and Jodie Dutton.

Cool jewellery designs using silver and exotic miniature shells by Barry Swerdlow. Attention seeking robot jewellery by Gina Cottam. Beautiul hand dyed felt scarves by Heather Walkinshaw and Mary Brody.
Hats, hair slides and brooches by Alison-Bailey Smith, and funky fantastic 60's designs by Dot Rowe.
Judith Brown is showing exquisitely fine wire sewn metal pieces, incorporating buttons.
Linda Jeanne Jones is the queen of juicy gems..Alan Phillips is your bead man extraordinaire and mine .. well come and see the 2 new ranges I have included.
In the photos you can see the breathtaking work of Ruth Ball, showing enamelled pieces, and lovely felt brooches by Laura Naylor.

We have also invited brilliant ceramicists Pauline Hughes and Simon Shaw, Nick Jones -paintings, amusing and questioning at the same time .. mmmm
How you could possibly miss it, I don't know ...
Come and visit us .. we are only open 1 more day and most makers will be there to speak to you about any aspect or specialism.
Renew rooms, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool. 10am - 5pm Saturday 16th December.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sparkle - mjman at Renew Rooms

In collaboration with Design Initiative, Mersey Jewellers and Metal Artists Network (MJMAN) next sparkly show for the Christmas season -
showing and selling at
The Renew Rooms,

(Tea Factory)
82 Wood Street 13th -16th December 10-5pm
A must for all jewellery addicts, textiles seekers and art lovers.

Ruth Ball, Judith Brown, Alan Phillips, Carys Johnson, Emma Farnworth, Rebecca Gouldson, Laura Naylor, Linda Jeanne Jones, Dot Rowe, Barry Swerdlow, and Anthony Wong

We have invited other maker designers to exhibit this year as our 2005 event at the Racquet Club Hotel was such a success.

Due to popular demand we will be hosting -
CERAMICS by Simon Shaw
SCARVES by Heather Walkinshaw
TEXTILES by Alison Bailey Smith & Mary Brody
PAINTINGS by Ruth Ball, Nick Jones & Barry Swerdlow

enquiries antwong@blueyonder.co.uk
photo top silver & ebony pendant -Sparkle by Barry Swerdlow
photo right jewels in the snow- by Anthony Wong

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hope Street Festival Success

We had a great day in the end and so did our visitors by the sounds of it. The Festival was a huge success, the atmosphere was memorable; while we were hard beavering away inside no 60, there were stories of fabulous food, wonderful music and lots more to see and do. The drummers blew everyone away !

The jewellery went down well... quite literally, we had juicy jelly sweet necklaces, ear-rings , bangles by Dot Rowe. Good enough to eat squeezable rings by Liz Rattigan. Our youngest and oldest visitors had a fun time ...

photo : Scarlotte Mok, one of our youngest discerning customers perusing a purchase