Martina’s work at ‘Gifted’ Fair

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A new jew­ellery col­lec­tion in­spired by the ex­tra­or­di­nary nat­u­ral beauty of County Sligo will be in the spot­light at Gifted – The Con­tem­po­rary Craft and De­sign Fair at the RDS, Dublin from De­cem­ber 5-9.

With over 500 de­sign­ers, mak­ers and ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers dis­play­ing orig­i­nal gifts, the tra­di­tional open­ing to the fes­tive sea­son in Dublin is set to at­tract over 45,000 peo­ple in five days.

Award-win­ning Sligo jew­ellery de­signer Martina Hamil­ton is renowned for cre­at­ing su­perb pieces in­spired by the light and beauty of her home county.

“My designs are in­spired by the won­der­ful, ever-chang­ing At­lantic coastal land­scape where I live, and more re­cently by the dis­cov­ery of my an­ces­tral ties with Dernish Is­land, just off the Sligo coast,” said Martina.

“To­gether, our small fam­ily team of mas­ter gold­smiths have cre­ated a va­ri­ety of jew­ellery col­lec­tions.”

This year’s Christ­mas show­case is her Leaf Col­lec­tion, which fea­tures fresh­wa­ter cul­tured pearls, avail­able in both ster­ling sil­ver and gold which in­cludes two dif­fer­ent pairs of ear­rings, pearl pen­dants and the ex­tremely pop­u­lar leaf and pearl bracelet.

Based at Cas­tle Street, Martina has been de­sign­ing dis­tinc­tive jew­ellery col­lec­tions for 30 years.

Work­ing ex­clu­sively with hall­marked sil­ver and gold, all her pieces are hand­made by stu­dio craft mak­ers. Born in Sligo and a for­mer stu­dent of fine art and sculpture at IT Sligo, in 2011, she opened the Hamil­ton Gallery, at Cas­tle Street which hosts a con­tin­u­ous pro­gramme of solo and group ex­hi­bi­tions by Ire­land’s lead­ing con­tem­po­rary vis­ual artists.

Martina is an elected mem­ber of the board of the De­sign and Crafts Coun­cil of Ire­land.

Renowned gar­den de­signer Leonie Cor­nelius wears a Croi Sli­o­gan ster­ling sil­ver pen­dant by award­win­ning Sligo jew­ellery de­signer Martina Hamil­ton.

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