Studio and showroom for extraordinary and contemporary fine jewellery. Bespoke goldsmithing, wearable textiles, studio glass and life drawing, all made on site, is available to buy or can be commissioned. Design service for old jewellery. Gemstones a speciality. Temporary changes to keep you safe: Mask wearing is required, hand-sanitiser is provided, physical distancing practised and a two person visitor limit is in place.
Set on the dramatic southeast coast of Caithness, there is an unusual artist studio in the Old Berriedale Post Office. Patricia Niemann is a qualified goldsmith, designer and glass maker, well versed in making bespoke and one-off fine and sculptural jewellery for men and women.
From 26th April 2021 the studio showroom is again open for visitors implementing Scottish Government guidance. We advise you to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome when the front gate is open (normally roughly from 10:30 to 17:00h, Tuesday to Saturday).
Only two individuals of one household (or extended household) are permitted inside the showroom at any one time. This will help ensure appropriate social distancing. If you are unsure if it is safe to enter the showroom, please use the doorbell for attention down on the left side of the building and we will advise.
In Scotland it is currently mandatory to wear a personal face covering in retail spaces. Bring your own or use one provided in the showroom. Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering the showroom.
Thank you kindly for your patience, understanding and your cooperation.
In the showroom you will find one-off pieces of jewellery, as well as unusual knitted and felted scarves, ponchos, hats and glass objects, all handmade on site. The business is widely known for contemporary and timeless design, meticulous craftsmanship and a dedicated customer service. Commissions and alterations of old jewellery are invited. Advice on repairs and a design service can be provided. All work is centered on or around the human body. Other artistic influences include archaeology, anthropology and the location of the studio on a Caithness hunting estate steeped in Highland traditions.
All work in the showroom is for sale; payment is accepted in cash, cheque, card and per digital transfer. Patricia is available for talks about jewellery, body adornment, studio glass and related topics.
The studio is normally open all year for walk-ins, ideally by appointment, and is located at the very bottom of the Berriedale Braes in a historic building setting amongst trees, flanked by two rivers on the dramatic Caithness coast. Turn off following the sign for the studio and the public payphone and keep to the left. There is ample car parking.
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Customers include tourists, private clients and collectors as well as commercial customers requiring bespoke services (e.g. theatre, charities, corporate):
- Certified goldsmith with over 30 years trade experience (German trained)
- Work undertaken in 18ct gold, platinum, palladium and silver
- Bespoke, contemporary design service with precise drawings
- Registered for hallmarking with the Edinburgh Assay Office
- Gemstones and pearls a speciality
- Manufacture of one-off jewellery, refashioning of old jewellery, gemstone setting, some jewellery repair
- One-off blown and sculpted studio glass objects
- Wearable knitted and felted textiles
- Life drawing