Busy few weeks finishing a collection of pieces for a new stockist, the lovely Holburne Museum in Bath. I'm delighted that the launch of this glass jewellery range will coincide with the opening of their Canaletto Exhibition, a must see collection of 23 large paintings of Venice, which are leaving their home of Woburn Abbey for public display in the first time in seventy years.
'This once in a lifetime exhibition will enable art lovers to enjoy and study up-close twenty-three beautiful paintings, in a fascinating exhibition that also explores Canaletto’s life and work, alongside themes of 18th-century Venice and the Grand Tour. This is one of the rare occasions that any of the successive Dukes of Bedford and Trustees of the Bedford Estates have lent the set of paintings since they arrived in Britain from Canaletto in the 1730s.
They were commissioned by the 4th Duke of Bedford, who was evidently attracted by Canaletto’s burgeoning reputation for producing precise and atmospheric views of the Italian city’s most iconic views and landmarks'
This jewellery collection is inspired by the colours and watery ripples of Venice, using a beautiful range of Murano glass flame-burnished with my favourite, lots of 24k gold leaf.
For more information on Canaletto, the paintings and to book tickets to the exhibition please follow the link below: