Thursday 1 May 2014

Behind the Scenes of #HullFashion Week - Oresome Gallery

If you follow my twitter feed you might have become increasingly confused by my "Fashion" retweets... fear not, my official status as one of the Hull Fashion Week Bloggers just means that I'll be showing you some "Oresome" jewellery, and, er, the regular kind of awesome jewellery as we go along.

Fashion Week in Hull kicked off on Saturday 26th April, which for me, was my day to go out and do some research into the local jewellers and clothes retailers who were taking part.  As I was walking around from meeting to meeting the buzz in the city centre was amazing, unfortunately for me there was no time to stand and stare.  Down to business!

My first port of call was to Oresome Gallery, an independent jewellery workshop where Nicola Fidell Chapman and Victoria Prince both work creating beautiful pieces of jewellery.

As part of everything the gallery has to offer, they can also be found guiding students on their steps to becoming budding jewellers (whether as a one off session or the start of something more), hosting benchspace in their workshop and retail space in the Gallery to those more experienced practitioners of the craft.  Oh and they stock Earl Grey tea in their kitchen cupboards as standard... these are my kind of jewellers!

Oresome Gallery in Hull's Fruit Market

Situated  next to Hull Marina, in the fashionable up and coming Fruit Market Quarter, they command lovely views around the gallery, into the gallery and back out again.  No matter where you are, inside or out, workshop or gallery you can always see something that catches your eye, even before you spot any jewellery.  It's a great spot to be in... providing people know you are there!

Oresome Gallery next to Hull Marina

Oresome Gallery - Learn how to make your own jewellery

Oresome Gallery - as you enjoy your tea, you can also enjoy the view!

Oresome Gallery Workshop - Great views even from the workshop!

Whilst being shown around ahead of Sunday's two taster workshops, a day of silver ring making and an afternoon of paper jewellery, Victoria patiently explained what they do, I say patiently, as by this stage I was drooling over their cabinets and had to keep asking her to repeat things.  Oh dear, my "ooh shiny" mode had kicked in!

Jewellery from Oresome Gallery - Beautiful Ring
Photo by Oresome Gallery, please do not reproduce without crediting

Jewellery from Oresome Gallery - Silver Flower Earrings
Photo by Oresome Gallery, please do not reproduce without crediting

I will be talking about the taster sessions in more detail in one of my upcoming posts but what I need to tell you today, is that you can talk to Victoria yourself, at Hull City Hall on 3rd May between 11am and 4pm, as Oresome Gallery are one of the stall holders at the Finale Event!  

Victoria from Oresome Gallery
Photo by Oresome Gallery, please do not
reproduce without crediting

On the day, Victoria will have available 2 special voucher offers.  
  1. Have 1 piece of jewellery repaired (which includes a clean and polish) and you can get a 2nd piece cleaned and polished for free!
  2. If you have an idea for a commissioned piece of jewellery, whether treating yourself or someone else, Oresome will do the initial quotation for free!
So pop by and say Hi, get a voucher if you want one and have a look at what they do.


  1. Thanks for stopping by at mine during the A-Z Challenge :) xx

    1. Thanks Vikki! Congratulations on finishing too :)

      Mars xx


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