29 Jun 2014


Yellow Pleated Necklace by Valg Studio, photography by Rory Moore.

     The Summer does seem to slow things down a bit, it is holiday season after all. Quiet lazy days, more time spent with family and more time for myself.  It's natural to look back on the first half of the year, summarize, think about experiences and concentrate further.

     More trips to the seaside and strawberries from the garden are some of the summer treats, but of course I'm also working. New designs taking shape with new tools bought recently and I also enjoy experimenting with translucent layering technique I learned from Kathleen Dustin at workshop in Malta.

     Many things have been accomplished during these months, but the greatest gift have been meeting all the wonderful and special people. Would it be my mum, friends, professionals, like minded people or somebody I will probably never meet again. 
     Today I would like to tell you about Daniel Torres whom I met during the EuroSynergy Conference. He is wonderful man and artist and recently has started a new blog - The Creative Entrepreneur Daily. Daniel says it's intended to be a celebration of everything creative and entrepreneurial - or both at the same time. Information on the blog is very helpful and interesting. Well worth checking out!

FORM Designmade in Carlow first joint exhibition at Borris House during Festival of Writing and Ideas.
Have a great summer and talk soon!
Take care,

12 Jun 2014

First FORM Designmade in Carlow Exhibition

     The members of FORM Designmade in Carlow is looking forward to welcome visitors to their first joint exhibition this coming weekend. Exhibition is part of Festival of Writing and Ideas which takes place at Borris House over the weekend of 14th and 15th June 2014 .

      It has been quite a busy time in the last few months. Four pieces for the exhibiting are now finished and safely delivered to the Borris House for the set up. Work from all members will be on show in the restored Laundry Building.

     My "Les Bonbons" necklace was inspired by desire to create design with large hollow cylinder beads and chosen pattern reflects lace elements and the idea of beautiful wrapping. I have used canning technique, hand shaped forms. My new "Fragment Series" brooches will also make their debut at the weekend. They are inspired by the architectural exterior details I have always enjoyed looking at. Using heat set oil paints and translucent layering technique to combine lines, contrasts and ornamentation I have created abstract designs from existing and imaginary buildings. 

     I'm looking forward to enjoy and celebrate this special exhibition. Everyone is welcome and of course there are many other events taking place this weekend in Borris and in Carlow region as a part of Carlow Arts Festival.

Take care,