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Pop Up shop @ the RHA Dublin, July 2011

For the week of the 9th till the 15th of July, jeweller Julie Connellan and myself set up a jewellery Pop Up Shop in the RHA gallery in Dublin. It was a great experience and opportunity to meet and mingle with customers as well as exposing the work to a new audience!

Would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us, its most apreciated!

3D printed earrings

3D printed earrings

RHA window

RHA window

Julie's black rubber earrimgs

Julie's black rubber earrimgs

3D printed work

3D printed work

Resin, wood and leather pieces

Resin, wood and leather pieces

Shop

Shop

Shop outside

Shop outside

Wood and resin pieces

Wood and resin pieces

Julie's silver brooches

Julie's silver brooches

Futuremakers 2011

Photos from the Futuremakers shoot in April 2011 – Dress by Shelly Voom and photography by Paul Sherwood!

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

Futuremakers 2011

April / May 2011

Triangular rings

Triangular rings

Rings and Earrings

Rings and Earrings

Rings and Earrings detail

Rings and Earrings detail

Earrings

Earrings

Earrings detail

Earrings detail

Prototypes February 2011

Triangular Ring study

Triangular Ring study

Hexagonal Ring study

Hexagonal Ring study

Triangular Ring study

Triangular Ring study

Surface

Surface

Group

Group

College work

In November my MA work took a turn and moved towards using CAD CAM technology. All super exciting stuff, an area of the industry I know very little of but am learning. Just thought I’d add some images of a few blanks for rings that have just been cut from a CNC machine. They are very basic geometric shapes, some of which I have used and modelled on Rhino into more complex wire structures. Which will soon be wax printed and cast – more images to follow shortly…

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NCAD Xmas Fair stock!

Gonna be at the NCAD Xmas market tomorrow – market will be in The Complex, Smithfield from 10:30 – 6:30! If anyone is around in Dublin, please come support your local art students and pick up some handmade Christmas gifts!

Here are a couple of my favourite photos of the stock that will be up, if you wanna view more check my Flickr!

Wooden & Silver Rings

Wooden & Silver Rings

Resin and Silver necklaces

Resin and Silver necklaces

Resin ring

Resin ring

Wood rings

Wood rings

Resin Earrings

Resin Earrings

Design Tree Launch Night

Last night, November 3rd was the launch of the Design Tree exhibition, part of Dublin’s Design Week. The show has been organised by the Irish Design Shop, displaying a super array of local Irish craft and furniture design. The exhibition runs till Sunday the 7th at Moxie Studios in Dublin! Please if anyone is in the area, pop in to have a lookie!

The launch was a success with tons of people in last night to support!!! I am honoured to be in the group exhibiting, last night was my 1st time taking part in something like this. I loved it and here is hoping it the first of many! A big thanks goes to Laura and Clare from the Irish Design Shop and to all those who came out to share the launch! Here just a few photos from the night…

Also click and check out Brian Masterson’s amazing pics from the opening night!!!

Blackened silver and onyx earrings

Blackened silver and onyx earrings

Resin and silver ring

Resin and silver ring

Seed pearl and silver neckpiece

Seed pearl and silver neckpiece

Design Tree

Design Tree

Design Tree

Design Tree

My work displayed

My work displayed

Family and friends!

Family and friends!

Design Tree cupcakes!

Design Tree cupcakes!

Me!

Me!

Design Week 2010 – Design Tree

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Design Week Dublin

Design week 2010 Dublin starts the 1st – the 7th November. The Irish Design Shop has set up an exhibition of local established and up and coming designers, called Design Tree! Check out their site for more info on who is partaking and some sneak peaks of the works that will be on show! 30 designer makers will be on show, including me!

Design Tree 3rd - 7th Nov

Design Tree 3rd - 7th Nov

The opening will be held at Moxie Studios, off Boggot street on the 3rd Nov from 6pm – 9pm…pop in to view some awesome talents, the show will run till the 7th!

Design Tree

Design Tree

Featured in Token

My work has been featured in the Sept/Oct 2010 Token online Art magazine!

Token Sept/Oct 2010

Token Sept/Oct 2010

Mah Rana at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Popped down to Kilkenny this morning to go have a look at the Mah Rana exhibition. (I have adored her work ever since my degree thesis.) Was great, really delighted to see her work plus her ongoing work on ‘Meanings & Attachments’.

Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark

I apologise for the poor quality photos as I only had my phone with me. Her work will run until October 20th.

Before the Mirror

Before the Mirror

Pink Pearl Cameo

Pink Pearl Cameo

Meanings and Attachments

Meanings and Attachments

Meanings and Attachments

Meanings and Attachments

Meanings and Attachments

Meanings and Attachments

Culture Night Dublin, 24th Sept

Culture Night Dublin

Culture Night Dublin

” This is the fifth year of Culture Night and 2010 sees the event expanding to 20 towns, cities, counties and islands across Ireland reaching as far as the islands of Tory and Inis Meáin marking the first time the Gaeltacht regions will host a Culture Night. ”

The Irish Design Store is gearing up for Culture Night on the 24th September, with plenty of locally sourced design items it is well worth a visit! All forms of culture can be explored, from museums, galleries, studios and shops, all free and open till 11pm.  Click for more info and maps of the city.

Irish design Store

Irish design Store

My work is on display at the Irish Design Store, along with many other talented designers and crafts people. Anyone that is in the area on the 24th please pop in to get a taste of all the fantastic handmade wares!!

Africa Rich – the last few…

Final pieces coming together, just got a couple of bangles to finish sanding and then its all done!

These oval wooden earrings were featured on Craftzine Blog this week, yay! Click to see…

Camphor wood and resin earrings

Camphor wood and resin earrings

Wool and Oak necklace with silver chain

Wool and Oak necklace with silver chain

Wool and wood with silver chain

Wool and wood with silver chain

African Black wood and glass beads

African Black wood and glass beads

Curly maple and glass beads

Curly maple and glass beads

detail

detail

Africa Rich – The Final touches

I have less than 4 weeks left till I set sail (set flight in my case) across to Dublin. In the last 5 months I kept myself busy by manufacturing a collection of jewellery I named ‘Africa Rich’. With my time drawing to an end here in Cape Town, I am having to wrap up production and pack up my workshop for it to be shipped over to my new residence – exciting times…

These were the last of my resin and wood work, I have a handful of other pieces that need to be finished but otherwise I am almost done. I wish I could have done more but my resin supplies have been low so I will have to wait till I’m all set up on the other side :) I will be doing a pretty ‘photo shoot’ of my new work soon and the images will be up before I leave!

Resin and Oak Earrings

Resin and Oak Earrings

White resin rings with brass wire

White resin rings with brass wire

Resin Rings

Resin Rings

City scape ring set

Some designs I have been working on, along with different options between silver, resin and wood. Am planning on doing more, hopefully. I am starting to realise that I don’t have enough hands to be doing all the designs I really would like too. I will try anyway ;) I am heading towards a busy time, I have 2 months left in South Africa and only a month left till I pack up my workshop. Time to prioritise!

City night scape # 1

City night scape # 1

1st International Press: The Jewelry Publication

I am delighted with receiving my first feature in an international magazine - The Jewelry : A beautiful publication that covers everything from watches, jewellery, artists and trends. Its a magazine based in Korea and for their June issue they did a feature on South Africa 2010 and included my work!

I must admit I am feeling rather honoured to be representing South Africa creatively in the jewellery department, along with Jenna Clifford, De Beers Shining Light awards and PlatAfrica were also featured.

The Jewelry Cover June 2010

The Jewelry Cover June 2010

Special Report: Theresa Burger

Special Report: Theresa Burger

Africa Rich – Earring overload!

I have just finished the earrings I have been busy with these last few days. My new power tools are coming in super handy and am having fun with my new designs, more to follow, hopefully some new rings will be in store!

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earrings

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earrings

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earrings

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earrings

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earring

Africa Rich - Oak & Resin Earring

Africa Rich - Animal bone earrings

Africa Rich - Animal bone earrings

Africa Rich - Oak and bone

Africa Rich - Oak and bone


Theresa is a South African jewellery designer based in Ireland. She is currently enrolled at NCAD in Dublin and has a jewellery studio in Newbridge. You can contact her if you would like to have a commission done or if you are interested in purchasing some of her existing work. You can find out more about her here.

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