Primavera King's Parade
Primavera has a fantastic array of art and craft all handmade and by British artists. Primavera holds a unique selection of jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculpture, wood, silverware, textiles and paintings. We show over 400 different artists' work on three floors right in the heart of the cultural city of Cambridge.
Jewellery at Primavera
Primavera shows the best collection of jewellery in Cambridge, over 100 artists' work including many internationally renowned jewellers such as Malcolm Betts, Catherine Mannheim, Daphne Krinos and Disa Allsopp.
The Cambridge Jewellers Guild also displays their stunning work here in our lower gallery. The Cambridge Jewellers Guild are Birgitte Bruun, Karen Faulker- Dunkley, Nadine Gereson, Deborah Kelly-Hopkins, Janet Powell, Jutta Robinson, Hannah Souter, Heather Stowell and Tricia Taylor.
This July, we will be exhibiting the extensive collection of jewellery by the local artists, and encourage members of the public to visit our 'Cambridge' Room to see the beautiful work themselves that are made right here in Cambridge.
Ceramics at Primavera
Primavera continues to exhibit the highest standard of ceramics from unique domestic studio pottery by Robert Goldsmith, Tony Gant and David Worsley to notable animal sculpture by Jennie Hale, Philip Wood and Tracy Whinray.
This July we will be showing new work from David Roberts and Tony Laverick. Renowned in their field, these two artists have pieces displayed throughout the gallery, each one of a kind and unique in its creation.
During Cambridge Open Studios, Primavera will be celebrating the work of Tony Laverick, who creates unique, beautiful ceramic work with incredible finishes (as seen below). We are exhibiting more than 25 amazing pieces in our main gallery on King's Parade. Tony's work has been in development since he started making and is inspired by early 20th Century sculptural art. Form is the main priority for Tony with the surface decoration emphasising that form. The pieces are mostly hand-built; it is this process and the materials used that make the intriguing surfaces which, whilst looking rough are, in fact, very smooth and tactile.Tony’s work constantly evolves but the handsome form remains.
David Roberts is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today. A distinguished British potter, David has an international reputation as a leading practitioner in Raku ceramics – a technique with its origins in small-scale vessels made for the Tea Ceremony in late sixteenth-century Japan. David’s vessels are made using a special kind of Raku called by various names such as Smoke Stencil Raku, Naked Raku, Raku Pellee, and Painting with Smoke. The various names refer to the fact that there is no glaze on the pieces’ surfaces - just ‘naked clay’ stained by smoke patterns of one kind or another. The more intricately patterned vessels, such as ‘Eroded’ are created by inscribing lines through a glaze and barrier slip which are guided by a series of circular, reducing sized stencils. The shiny surface is formed by a terra sigillatta slip.
Glass at Primavera
Primavera displays the most eclectic glass in the region from handblown glassware by Tim Casey and James Carcass as well as a variety of gorgeous scent bottles by many different artists, to stunning tactile vases and vessels by Martin Andrews and elegant colourful pieces by Peter Layton.
This July we are pleased to welcome new artists David Wallace and Andrew Sanders who use tradional skills to create their range of colourful and unique glassware.
Paintings at Primavera
Primavera has a fantastic array of paintings from watercolour and oil to collages and pen and ink pieces. We display many Cambridge artists such as Tess Recordon, Sonia Villiers and Karen Stamper as well as local artists like Dee Nickerson and Nicola Hale.
Primavera Gallery Website
Primavera is home to a wide range of British contemporary collections including Jewellery, Textiles, Ceramics, Sculpture, Silverware and Glass. Explore our online shop or visit us in person on King's Parade in the heart of Cambridge.
Founded in 1945 by Henry Rothschild, Primavera found its home on King’s Parade in 1959. An independent art gallery, Primavera’s mission is to promote and retail contemporary British art and craft. The gallery and shop, located over three floors, bring together a refined and well-researched exploration into some of the finest Jewellery, Art and Crafts in Britain today.
Browse our collections and read about our history, our team and our artists on the Primavera Gallery Website.
Or visit the gallery on 10 King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ.
Primavera, an independent art gallery and shop located over three floors, is home to a wide range of British contemporary collections including jewellery, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, silverware and glass. Explore our online shop or visit us in person on King's Parade in the heart of Cambridge.
To bring breadth and context to what we do at Primavera, wonderful pieces of contemporary art are displayed alongside choice examples of earlier artwork. Visitors have the opportunity to touch and engage with the artwork and jewellery in a beautiful and historic location.
Our aim is to give artists and makers the best possible exposure by bringing together unique, handmade art, jewellery and craft work in one place.
We continuously work to build relationships with our artists and designers, many of whom are prominent in their fields, with others launching their careers through Primavera, and we are grateful for their support.
Meet local Artist Sarah Allbrook who will be painting and displaying some of her lively oil paintings, including cityscapes, seascapes and nocturnes produced 'en plein air' in and around Cambridge during the year. She will be at the King's Parade gallery on Sundays in July.
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm