A Sense Of Place

Various, 80-100mm,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Beton Brut

Silver, 75x20x12mm,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Ring For Attention 1

18ct Gold, platinum, tormaline, size L,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Ring For Attention 2

18ct gold, platinum, Diamond, Peridot, size L,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Silver Machine 1

Silver, 90x15x15mm,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Silver Machine 2

Silver, 60x25x15mm,
Photographer, Rory Moore


Space Frame a - ring

18ct gold, silver, 35x38x17mm
Photographer, Chris Martin


Space frame b - brooch

18ct gold, silver, 68x58x17mm
Photographer, Chris Martin


Space frame c - brooch

18ct gold, silver, 87x17x33mm
Photographer, Chris Martin


Garvan Traynor

Garvan Traynor makes original one-off jewellery pieces in silver, gold and platinum. His work aims to challenge the creative and technical boundaries of jewellery making, informed by a cross-disciplinary approach and an interest in contemporary political discourses. Traynor works with a focus on high quality craftsmanship and simplicity, subscribing to the view that simplicity of form is not necessarily simplicity of expression.

Traynor’s recent work responds to his home and work surroundings and features elements of architectural and industrial form. He is especially interested in the universality of fundamental design principles that apply across all fields of practice. Rather than the creation of sculptural objects in isolation, Traynor views his work as a practice engaged with contemporary design narrative.

Traynor studied at the University of Ulster and undertook an apprenticeship with Trudi Van Schriek Goldschmiede on graduation, based in Maastricht.  He founded his practice in 2005 and is currently based in Belfast.


Ulster Museum
Assorted insignias – ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO TV series
Medieval items and jewellery for ‘Your Highness’ – film (2009)
Silver ‘Foyle Bridge’ tie pins and brooches – St Patrick’s day gift presented by the Mayor of Derry to the new Obama Administration (2009)
Silver Lord Mayors Chain worn by Bill Murray in film ‘City of Embers’ directed by Tom Hanks (2007)
Gold rings worn by Shirley MacLaine and Mischa Barton in ‘Closing The Ring’ directed by Richard Attenborough (2007).
Silver VIP membership gifts exclusive to Merchant Hotel, Belfast (‘06-09).

Selected Awards

Purchase of ‘Space Frame’ D&E by Ulster Museum
2011 Belfast City Council Business Awards – Winner of Best Creative Business Category, sponsored by Invest NI
2010 Belfast City Council Business Awards – Winner of Best Creative Business Category, sponsored by Invest NI
2010 ‘Beton Brut’ brooch purchased by Ulster Museum for the Museum’s permanent collection


Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA Gallery, Dublin
          RIAN Exhibition Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
Irish Craft Portfolio, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Celebrate, Downpatrick Arts Centre, Co. Down
          Art of Craft, Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh
A sense of place, SpaceCRAFT, Belfast
C3 Collectors programme, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Quartet, SpaceCraft, Belfast
Inspired by, SpaceCraft, Belfast
Merchant Hotel Exhibition, Belfast
          Elements, SpaceCraft, Belfast
Christmas Boxed, SpaceCraft, Belfast
It’s a Ring Thing, SpaceCraft, Belfast
First Edition, SpaceCraft, Belfast
Going Green, The County Museum, Dundalk and SpaceCraft, Belfast
Brilliantly Birmingham, Birmingham City University, UK
           Embrace, Dublin Design Week, Dublin
Commissioning Exhibition, SpaceCraft, Belfast
           Best to Buy CraftNI, Cotton Court, Belfast
           Adorn, Dublin Design Week, Dublin

Contact Details:

Garvan Traynor
Dual Workshop
Suite 15 Washington House
14-16 High Street

T. +44 77 3221 0794
E. garvantraynor@yahoo.co.uk