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Exciting Young Jeweller to Exhibit in Clitheroe

Maneggi ribbon necklace
GIRL’S BEST FRIEND - Some of Nikki Ainscow’s eye-catching jewellery.
Published Thursday, 08 October 2015

One of Lancashire’s most exciting and innovative young jewellers is to exhibit at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery.

Nikki Ainscow, who trades under the name Maneggi, which is Italian for “to handle,” will exhibit at the gallery’s Christmas exhibition, Northern Star.

The 27-year-old’s work is currently taking the jewellery world by storm and was recently accepted for exhibition and sale at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in London.

The former pupil of St Christopher’s CE High School, Accrington, makes jewellery from ribbon and textiles, and set up Maneggi five years ago after graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a BA Textile Craft.

Her innovative jewellery has been featured in Craft and Design Magazine, the industry-leading Jewellery Focus and international glamour magazine Elle.

Platform Gallery supervisor Stephanie Hibbert said: “Nikki is one of Lancashire’s most exciting and innovative young jewellers, and it is only a matter of time before she becomes a household name.

“We are delighted that her work is to be exhibited in Northern Star, which will feature some of the best art and craftwork from throughout the North West.

“This year’s Christmas exhibition at the Platform Gallery promises to be one of the best ever and we are inviting art and craft enthusiasts, or shoppers looking for a unique festive gift, to join us.”

Nikki Ainscow added: “I have enjoyed great success since launching Maneggi and to be selected to exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery is fantastic.

“I am delighted to be exhibiting at the Platform Gallery’s Christmas exhibition alongside some of the North West’s top craftworkers.”

Northern Star opens on Saturday, 17 October, with a preview from 4.30 to 6.30pm on Friday, October 16, and a 10 per cent discount on both days.

The exhibition, which runs until 10 January, will feature a large selection of handmade items, including textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, lighting, decorations and cards, from over 70 of the North West’s best craftmakers.

Situated in a renovated Victorian railway station, the multi-award-winning Platform Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays in December. Further details are available from the gallery on 01200 425566.

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