Great to see Irish studio jewellery getting a mention in today's Irish Times. It's a newish concept for Irish people that wearables straying from traditional methods and materials can/should beworthy of kudos and consideration. However, I think the value and individuality of art jewellery is gradually creeping into our psyche.
I'm in the process of setting up a small collective of Irish studio jewellers to highlight the variety and quality of work Ireland has to offer.
Here's the link for the online article below but the hardcopy feels so satisfying!
Delighted to be exhibiting again this year at New Designers with my MFA work. It is their thirtieth birthday. I'll be with our NCAD metal and jewellery undergraduates and with our other MFA, silversmith Cecilia Moore.
It's a great chance and treat for us to see the work of other metal / jewellery classes as we are in a bit of a bubble over here in Ireland.