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Pendant Watch

Dial - 22ct yellow gold with 24 fresh water pearls Watchcase - 18ct yellow gold, silver, silver chain, Watchcase - 50mm diameter Display case - 110mm diameter 25mm thick

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Wrist Watch with Stingray Strap

Dial - Silver Watchcase - Silver Watch strap - Stingray, 27mm x 27mm

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Centered 1

Silver, perspex, Tahitian pearl, 70mm diameter 8mm thick
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Centered 2

Silver, 18ct gold, perspex, pearl, 70mm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Flux

24ct gold, gold foil, silver, perspex 60mm diameter 8mm thick
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Eimear Conyard

Eimear Conyard’s jewellery and timepieces are immersed in a design process which identifies the purpose and functionality of the object without allowing this to restrict her choice of form or use of material. She creates sculptural pieces which explore combinations of contrasting colours and textures. The use of perspex influences the design and balance of precious materials such as gold, silver and pearls. The idea that an object is not just for the body but exists as an independent, aesthetic entity in its own right is central to her practice.

Conyard combines her practice with working in education. She is Manager of the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Jewellery & Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course. She graduated with a Bachelor of Design specialising in Metals from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1995. In 1999, she received a Masters of Design specialising in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

Collections

Ulster Museum, Belfast
Turnov Museum, Czech Republic
National Museum of Ireland

Selected Awards

2014
Overall winner – Jewellery Category RDS Design and Craft Awards
2013
Calafornia Gold Medal – Over all winner RDS Design and Craft Awards
           Gold medal – Jewellery Precious Metal Category RDS Design and Craft Awards
          
Gold medal – Jewellery Alternative Materials RDS Design and Craft Awards
          
Golden Fleece Award – Shortlisted
2012
Best Guest Artist – Philadelphia Museum of Art and Design Craft Show

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Watchmakers, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2003
Watch Dog, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada
2000
Jewellery is not merely adornment, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2014
RDS Design and Craft Awards exhibitions, Dublin
           Design and Craft Awards exhibitions, Hunt Museum, Limerick
           Irish Designer Goldsmiths, So Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
          
Summer Show, Cill Rialaig Arts Center, Co. Kerry
2013
Amarach, Designworks Studio, Co. Cork
           Adorn, Inhorgenta International Jewellery Fair, Munich, Germany
           Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2012
Museum of Art and Design Craft Show, Philidelphia, USA
          
LOOT, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
          
My Place, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
          
Festival of Irish Design, Project 51, Dublin
2011
Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA, Dublin
          
21st Century Icons, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
          
 Ornament, Rua Red Gallery, Dublin
          
Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2008
Goldsmith Design and Craft Awards Exhibition, London, UK
2007
Embrace, School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK and Da Capo Studios, Dublin
          
Turnov Jewellery Symposium, Turnov Museum, Turnov, Czech Republic
          
Silver School, Legnica, Galleria Sztuki, Lodze, Poland
2006
Adorn, Da Capo Studios, Dublin
          
Time, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
          
Piece, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2005
Praxis, Appalachian Centre for Crafts Gallery, Tennessee, USA
            Object Lessons, School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK
2004
Exemplia, Gratia Facere Gallery, Seatle, USA
           Influences National Museum Collins Barracks

 

 

Contact Details:

Eimear Conyard
Archersfield
Bennettsbridge Road
Kilkenny

T. +353 87 7533648
E. eimear@eimearconyard.com
www.eimearconyard.com