Disa Allsopp

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Disa Allsopp is inspired by the ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, Egyptians and Greek and Roman civilizations. She uses traditional techiniques such as forging, reticulation and patination to produce her unique finishes to the 18kt Gold and Sterling Silver metals that are central to her collections. Her travels to East Africa and her origins in Barbados can be seen in her use of gemstones, with golden Citrines, rich Garnets and Rubies being just a few of the stones that she uses. White and coloured Diamonds are set on unique bands and rough and rare cut gemstones make Disa’s work contemporary and current while maintaining a timeless charm. Disa exhibits widely within the UK as well as abroad where she has outlets in France, China, Japan and America. All work is individually handmade in her London studio and bears the UK hallmark.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging, Reticulation, Patination.

Awards:

1994 Andrew Grant metal award (During Post Grad Study) 1999 Finalist George Little Management (Chelsea Crafts Fair) 2002 Finalist Scandanavian Award (Chelsea Crafts Fair)

Education:

1977-81: BA Hons Jewellery Middlesex 1993-94: Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Edinburgh 1980-81 Apprenticed to David Thomas Goldsmith

Public Collections:

2006 Tyne and Were Museum Collection Jewellery 2001 Mrs Hoppen Private Collector V&A Collection

Exhibitions:

2014: NYNOW August 2014, New York. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Summer 2014. Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014, Week 1, London. 2013: Goldsmiths’ Fair Week 1, London. NYNOW August 2013, New York. The New Craftsmen, London. 2012: ‘Gold, Power, Allure’ Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition. 2011: Goldsmiths’ Fair, Week 1 & 2, London 2010: Solo Show, Electrum Gallery, London. Goldsmiths’ Fair, Week 1, London 2009: Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Origins, Somerset House, London. Goldsmiths’ Fair, week 1, London. 2008: Lucille Lewin, Chiltern Street Studios, London. Goldsmiths’ Fair, London. Origins, Somerset House, London.

Publications:

2006 Collect It Magazine feature 2004 Crafts Council Magazine Review 2004 Time Out Magazine Image 1998 Harpers and Queen Images


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    Yellow Beryl Gold Ledge Ring

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    Uncut Diamond Gold Necklace with Yellow Beryl

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    Cognac Diamond Ring

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    Diamond Gold Stack rings

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    Gold Disc Necklace

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    Yellow Sapphire Gold Ring

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    Chain Necklace

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    Aquamarine Gold Ring

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    Paraiba Tourmaline Gold Ring

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    Gold Organic Channelled Diamond Ring

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    Six Diamond Gold Spaghetti Ring

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    Five Diamond Gold & Silver Spaghetti ring

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