My recent work is based on wave patterns and maps used in ‘natural’ navigation, developing from recurring themes of the sea and memory of places, particularly the Northern Isles of Scotland.
Images from art and poetry also play an important role in my jewellery. With a background in sculpture, I like sculptural forms in jewellery but there are always interesting textures in the surfaces of my pieces that repay closer examination.
Dianne is an award-winning jewellery designer-maker who specialises in one-off pieces. Originally a sculptor and art historian, she lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. After a period as an Honorary Research Fellow, Dianne re-trained as a jeweller and has been exhibiting her work regularly in UK and Swedish galleries since 2005.
2017, Nov – January 2018: Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
2017, May: Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
2017, March: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2016, Nov – Feb 2017: Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
2016, Sept – Nov: Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Edinburgh
2016, March – April, Gallery Ten, Stafford Street, Edinburgh
2016, Jan – Feb – Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2015, Nov - Jan, 2016: Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
2015, Oct - Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2015, May - July: Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
2014, Oct - Jan 2015: Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Edinburgh
2014, Oct - Jan. 2015: Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
2014, August - Pittenweem Arts Festival
2014, March - April: Line Gallery, Linlithgow
2013, Nov - Jan, 2014: Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Edinburgh
2013, Nov - Jan, 2014: Angela Learoyd Jewellery Gallery, Doune
2013, Oct - Nov: Visual Arts Scotland, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
2013, July: ACJ Edinburgh exhibition, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2013, March - April: Farlin: a poetry/ craft collaboration between Fife and Shetland; St Andrews.
2012, Aug - Sept: Farlin: Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2012, July - Sept: Coach House Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife
2012, May - June: Equinox Contemporary Jewellery, Fleet, Hampshire
2012, Feb - March: Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2011, Nov - Jan, 2012: Angela Learoyd Jewellery Gallery, Doune
2011, Nov - Jan, 2012: Frames Gallery, Perth