Exhibition  /  07 Nov 2008  -  09 Nov 2008
Published: 20.10.2008
The King’s Manor
The King’s Manor
Kristina Schuhmacher. Ring: Untitled, 2008. Mixed media. Kristina Schuhmacher
Ring: Untitled, 2008
Mixed media
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An international selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery in the company of the artists. Four Yorkshire jewellers with 6 guest jewellers from Wales and 6 guest jewellers from Germany.
In keeping with our predilection for the outstandingly beautiful, combined with an awareness of craftsmanship, distinction, individuality and the importance of the setting, it was the obvious choice of venue for an exhibition that is creating interest amongst a growing and eminently discerning audience.
The King's Manor, right in the centre of the beautiful city of York, is an historic building of enormous importance. Following the Dissolution of the monasteries, the Manor was retained by the Crown and allocated to the Council of the North. It became the official residence of the President of the Council in 1561 and was gradually enlarged and extended westwards. In the late 16th century, under the Earl of Huntingdon (President of the Council from 1572 to 95), residential wings and a service building were added. Ashlar work in the Manor after the 1560s is of reused stone from St Mary's Abbey. The Huntingdon Room in the Elizabethan extension, where you will find our exhibition, has an impressive plaster frieze with the arms of Henry Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon. Much of the building work was done during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Redolent of glamour and romance, it was visited by Kings including Henry VIII, and is thought to have been the site of the alleged liaison between Queen Catherine Howard and Thomas Culpeper, which had fateful consequences. The Stuarts stayed regularly at the Manor, en route from Edinburgh to London, and in their time a new U-shaped building created the present, curiously irregular first courtyard.


Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2008 from 10.00am to 7.30pm. 
Last admission will be at 7.00pm Tickets include an exhibition catalogue.
Admission charges are £4, Concessions £2.
Children under 12 are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Online booking will offer you an option to select a priority entrance time in the event of a queue.
Tickets will also be available on the door at the event

Claudia Geiger. Necklace: Untitled, 2008. Yellow gold with stainless steel. Claudia Geiger
Necklace: Untitled, 2008
Yellow gold with stainless steel
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Pamela Dickinson. Necklace: Diamond Spiral, 2008. Mixed media. Pamela Dickinson
Necklace: Diamond Spiral, 2008
Mixed media
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Karla Schabert. Earrings: Special 1, 2008. Mixed media. Karla Schabert
Earrings: Special 1, 2008
Mixed media
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Jacqueline Stieger. Bracelet: Untitled, 2008. Silver, Crysophrase, Lapis Lazuli. Jacqueline Stieger
Bracelet: Untitled, 2008
Silver, Crysophrase, Lapis Lazuli
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Rauni Higson. Bracelet: Untitled, 2008. Silver. Rauni Higson
Bracelet: Untitled, 2008
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