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About Dee Barnes

And Midas Arts - 26 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AP

Dee Barnes is from London and originally trained in contemporary dance at Laban. Next came a number of years as a successful ceramicist; during this period Dee worked for Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Yorkshire where she set up and ran the Bothy Gallery. Dee, her husband and young family decided they wanted a change and moved to Lincoln in 1999 to set up Midas, which is still going strong today.


The emphasis and ethos of the Midas shop is to exhibit well designed and beautifully made, contemporary craft and design pieces. A keen collector herself, Dee has a strong sense of colour, form and saleability and it is this individual style that makes Midas unique amongst other independent shops within the area. Dee now makes non precious jewellery that is sold throughout the UK and abroad. Dee feels that being both a maker and a retailer gives her a greater understanding of what the public desires whilst seeking out designer makers for Midas that are not normally found on the high street.

Midas, with emphasis on design, style and quality

Midas displays the work of up to fifty makers at any one time, including: jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, cards and gifts, creating a range which is constantly changing. Recent graduates' works are comfortably displayed beside pieces from established designers.

Please see the Blog for more information about up and coming events Dee will be attending and new work that is coming into the shop.

Colourful Jewellery Designs from Dee barnes