Bruce Dalgleish

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My work in jewellery making and design reflects on a broad range of influences gathered from years of travelling the world and interacting with other artists and craftsmen with various skills and backgrounds. Having begun working in a traditional environment in New Zealand, I eventually wanted to experience the design and manufacture of jewellery in other cultures, which has culminated in being based in London which offers a broad base for my work. Alongside producing jewellery for other designers, I have my own range of jewellery which is of classic style mixed with a contempory edge, as I believe a good piece of jewellery should be able to be admired, enjoyed and worn with pleasure for many years. I like to start a design with a particularly attractive or interesting stone and build a setting to enhance it, or otherwise begin with a seed of a design idea and develop it from there, often rejecting many drafts before settling on a workable and functional piece of jewellery. Mixing colours is a feature of my jewellery, and can often be quite striking and individual, whether it be using the different colours of metal or using the broad pallette one derives from the gemstone world. I enjoy working with and making jewellery for individual clients as their input and ideas can often send one on a path yet undiscovered in the realms of jewellery making and design.

Bruce Dalgliesh can be contacted at: brucedalgleish@aol.com

Education:

1980 Apprenticeship 1979 New Zealand Trades Certificate 1975-1980 Apprenticeship


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    Drop earrings

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    18 ct yellow gold earrings

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    Silver Blue Tourmaline Earrings

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    Silver Citrine Wake Ring

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    Pink Tourmaline Ring

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    Silver Gemstone Stack Ring

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    Oval blue topaz carved wave ring

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    Silver Fern Ring

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    Amethyst and Diamond Bridge Ring

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