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Gold Double Cube Pendant

Sterling silver and 18ct gold, 12mm x 12mm,
Photographer, Aindreas Scholz

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Hollow Pearl Ring

Sterling silver,
Photographer, Aindreas Scholz

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Origami Necklace

Sterling silver, approx 70mm x 40mm,
Photographer, Aindreas Scholz

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Oxidised Orb Pendant

Sterling silver, approx diameter 20mm,
Photographer, Aindreas Scholz

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Structure Brooch

Sterling silver, approx 40mm x 40mm,
Photographer, Aindreas Scholz

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan creates original and contemporary hollow formed jewellery, hand-made from sterling silver. Taking inspiration from modern architecture, she uses repeated geometric shapes to create wearable structures and forms.

Swan’s new collection includes a series of three-dimensional Cube and Orb pendants, and a set of rings and earrings incorporating freshwater pearls. This work sees the introduction of 18ct gold for the first time in Swan’s work. Each piece is produced with a high quality satin finish, making it easy and comfortable to wear.

Swan studied craft at the Liberties College, Dublin and went on to take an apprenticeship with Alan Ardiff. She set up her own business in 2008, and is now based at RuaRed in Tallaght, Dublin.

Selected Awards

2010 Future Makers Practitioner Grant, Crafts Council of Ireland
2009 Future Makers Practitioner Grant, Crafts Council of Ireland
2008 Innovation Grant, South Dublin Enterprise Board
2008 Refundable Employment Assistance, South Dublin Enterprise Board

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2011 Creative Island, Showcase Ireland, RDS, Dublin, Adornment, Design Works Studio, Cork; Leitrim Design House, Co. Leitrim, Irish Designers, Brown Thomas, Designer Dublin Exhibition, Design Yard, Dublin, RUA RED, Dublin
2010 National Craft & Design Fair, RDS, Dublin, Christmas With the Emerald Isle, Victoria Sewart Gallery, Plymouth, UK, RDS National Crafts Competition Exhibition, RDS, Dublin, Dazzle Exhibitions, Manchester; Edinburgh; Glasgow
2009 Marlay Park Christmas Fair, Dublin, Marlay Park Summer Fair, Dublin, Designers & Makers 2009, F.E McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Co. Down, Dazzle Exhibitions, Manchester, UK, Future Makers, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Source Isle, Showcase Ireland, RDS, Dublin
2008 Breaking Out, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

 

Contact Details:

Rachel Swan
Studio 6, RUA RED
South Dublin Arts Centre
Tallaght
Dublin 24

T. +353 87 2807609
E. info@rachelswan.com
www.rachelswan.com