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Rook

24ct Keum- boo, oxodised silver, porcelain
6.75 cm tall x 5 - 8 cm diameter
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

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Vortex

Description: Sculptural Vessel: Vortex Silver and 24ct gold vessel resting on a silver , leather and acrylic base
Techniques: This vessel is made from two parts that are soldered together. These parts are formed from sheet silver using traditional silversmithing techniques. The pieces are decorated with Kum-bu which is an ancient Korean technique of fusing pure gold to the surface of silver.
Materials: Vessel - Silver, 24ct Kum bu. Base - Silver, Leather and acrylic
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: Vessel - 8cm high x 6cm diameter. Base - 9cm sq
Photographer: Rory Moore

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Amphora

Description: Sculptural Vessel: Amphora Silver and 24ct gold vessel resting on a silver , leather and acrylic base
Techniques: This vessels is made from three parts that are soldered together. These parts are formed from sheet silver using traditional silversmithing techniques. The pieces are decorated with Kum-bu which is an ancient Korean technique of fusing pure gold to the surface of silver. The base is made from carved acrylic.
Materials: Vessel Silver, 24ct Kum bu. Base - Silver, Leather and carved acrylic
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: Vessel - 8cm high x 6cm diameter. Base - 9cm sq

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Aerie

Description: Sculptural Vessel: Vortex Silver and 24ct gold vessel resting on a silver, leather and acrylic base
Techniques: This vessel is made in four parts that are soldered together. These parts are formed from sheet silver using traditional silversmithing techniques. The pieces are decorated with Kum-bu which is an ancient Korean technique of fusing pure gold to the surface of silver.
Materials: Vessel Silver, 24ct Kum bu, Base Silver, and acrylic
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: Vessel - 8cm high x 6cm diameter. Base -3cm x 30 x 15cm

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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

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

I experiment throughout the making process to fully exploit the qualities of the metal and materials. My most recent works are a series of sculptural vessels titled VortexAmphora and Aerie.

I have been predominantly a jewellery and timepiece designer since 1995 and
although I have been responsible for teaching large-scale silversmithing as
a lecturer for many years, this is the first time I have investigated working in a larger scale and on pieces that are purely sculptural decorative objects. I found this design and making process a freeing experience as I did not have to worry about the functionality of the pieces, they are self-contained sculptural objects.

I have incorporated kum-bu, an ancient Korean gilding technique, to apply
thin sheets of pure gold to the surface of the silver vessels that rest on
ornate silver and carved acrylic bases.

This set of three vessels is the start of a new direction for my work. I want to explore slightly larger forms that sit or rest on more involved bases. Metal, colour and material contrasts and combinations will continue to inform my design process and I am energised by these new forms, scale and design possibilities.  

 

Eimear 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. She is Manager of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Jewellery & Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course and is based in Co. Kilkenny.

Collections

National Museum of Ireland

Ulster Museum, Belfast
Turnov Museum, Czech Republic

Selected Awards

2014
RDS National Crafts Competition: Jewellery Category Winner
RDS National Crafts Competition: California Gold Meda
Jewellery Precious Metal Category Winner; Jewellery Alternative Materials Category Winner.
Golden Fleece AwardShortlisted
2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Design Craft ShowBest Guest Artist 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs 
2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
Monumentality / Fragility, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018
Monumentality / Fragility, Mons Anciens Abbatoir, Mons, Belgium Bounded and Unlimited, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2016
Froots & Nogart Gallery, Shanghai, China 
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Jewellery, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin   
2015
Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
2014
RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition, RDS, Dublin and The Hunt  Museum Limerick
Irish Designer Goldsmiths, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin
Summer Show, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
2013 
Amarach, Designworks Studio, Cork
AdornInhorgenta International Jewellery Fair, Munich, Germany
Future Beauty?, National Design & 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 Design & 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 SztukiLodze, 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, Seattle, USA
Influence, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin
 


 

Contact Details:

Eimear Conyard
Archersfield
Bennettsbridge Road
Kilkenny

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