Jewellers’ work to go on display in Kilkenny

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - BY MYLES BUCHANAN

TWO emerg­ing Wick­low jewellers are among a group of twelve grad­u­ates who will be ex­hibit­ing their work at the National De­sign and Craft Gallery in Kilkenny this Fri­day.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will present pieces de­signed and cre­ated by the 2019 grad­u­ates of DCCoI’s renowned Jew­ellery and Gold­smithing Course, show­cas­ing the high level of crafts­man­ship and unique skills honed by the stu­dents dur­ing the in­ten­sive two-year programme at DCCoI’s Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Jew­ellery and Gold­smithing

Eve Doyle is orig­i­nally from Ash­ford and grad­u­ated with BDes (Hons) in Craft De­sign spe­cial­is­ing in Met­al­work and Jew­ellery from the National Col­lege of Art and De­sign (NCAD) in 2009.

In 2018, Eve’s de­sign and pro­to­type was highly com­mended in a com­mis­sion­ing process to cre­ate the tro­phies pre­sented to win­ners of the Talamh Smart Agri­cul­tural Awards and she was cho­sen to be a leader in the Young Am­bas­sadors programme at the Homo Faber ex­hi­bi­tion in Venice. She was also short­listed for the 2018/19 Artist in Res­i­dence programme at the Cen­tre Cul­turel Ir­landais in Paris.

As one of the fi­nal­ists in the Bench to Busi­ness mod­ule in con­junc­tion with the Kilkenny Group, Eve will have her jew­ellery range stocked in the Kilkenny Shop on Nas­sau Street, Dublin in Septem­ber 2019. She has se­cured a full­time po­si­tion with Stonechat Jewellers in Dublin and will con­tinue to chal­lenge her abil­ity as a de­signer and maker by sub­mit­ting pri­vate works for ex­hi­bi­tions and com­pe­ti­tions.

Siob­hán O’Sullivan hails from Bless­ing­ton. She com­pleted the Core Year at the National Col­lege of Art and De­sign (NCAD) and then left to fo­cus on be­com­ing a gold­smith un­der the tute­lage of Lee Hard­ing for two years with the goal of at­tend­ing the De­sign and Crafts Coun­cil of Ire­land’s (DCCoI) Jew­ellery and Gold­smithing Course.

Through­out this course, Siob­hán de­vel­oped her knowl­edge of work­ing with metal and it in­formed her ap­proach to de­sign, giv­ing her a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the pos­si­bil­i­ties and lim­i­ta­tions of making jew­ellery.

In the past year, Siob­hán’s work has cen­tred around ex­plor­ing cur­va­ture and move­ment in her pieces. Upon finishing the course, she plans to ad­vance her stone-set­ting and fine jew­ellery skills and will gain ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing within the jew­ellery in­dus­try.

This year DCCoI’s Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Jew­ellery and Gold­smithing col­lab­o­rated for a sec­ond time with the Kilkenny Group on a de­sign com­pe­ti­tion for the stu­dents.

Siob­han O’Sullivan’s 18ct yel­low and white gold green cabo­chon cut Tour­ma­line.

Eve Ho­gan Doyle’s Citrine Ring.

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