16 Jun 2016

FORM Craft Exhibition

     FORM Craft Exhibition showcases wonderful work from local art and crafts people including jewellery design, ceramics, stone and fine art textiles. Taking place in the beautiful and historic Shaw Room of Carlow County Library it is open during Carlow Arts Festival until 18th June.

     Tireless work and support from everyone involved leading up to last Friday concluded with the opening of FORM exhibition by the Minister of Enterprise (Mary Mitchell O'Connor) and launch of brand new FORM Designmade in Carlow brochures. Thanks for the  continued support to Karen Hennessey from the Design and Craft Council of Ireland (DCCOI).

     Below you will find a short video from the opening day on 10th June. Part about FORM starts at 1:00 into the clip. Delighted to show the Minister my new work. We had a short conversation about it and the material I use. Great to hear a compliment. It was a lovely morning.

     Many thanks to Kieran Comerford and John Mulcahy from Local Enterprise Office and the team at Carlow Library for all their help organising this significant event. I have to admit I think the window film looks great, very eye-catching

Fragment Series Necklace / Valg Studio

FORM Craft Exhibition during Carlow Arts Festival at Carlow County Library, June 2016
DIVA Necklace / Valg Studio
Icy Necklace, Rocks Brooches / Valg Studio
Official opening of FORM Craft Exhibition by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor. 
Martin Lyttle, Stone sculpture.
     I'm honored to be part of this exhibition and delighted to show new work. FORM Designmade in Carlow exhibition during the Carlow Arts Festival in Carlow Library is open till 18th June. You are all welcome to visit. Liga x

11 Jun 2016

Rocks Collection

     Introducing the new 'Rocks' collection featuring simple and elegant contemporary pieces. Treat yourself with fresh colors and unique designs to complement your individual style. The beauty of statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit to stand out.

     Tirelessly tiny pieces of polymer are cut, chosen and arranged in clusters on pearl white or granite polymer clay base to create limited edition cluster rings, earrings and pendants. The inspiration behind the collection grew from the statement necklace 'Icy' designed and made last year for the International Polymer Clay Awards.

     Selection of 'Rocks' collection will be available online at valgstudio.etsy. Alternatively during the Summer months I will take part at Carlow Arts Festival in June and Kilkenny Arts Festival in August. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

     was delighted to work with Ramona from Strike a Pose blog and Dagnis from Photography by Dagnis Abols on the Rocks photoshoot. I couldn't have wished for a better model than Ramona and Dagnis captured the mood and pieces of this collection wonderfully. Product photography by Rory Moore during the FORM Designmade in Carlow annual photoshoot.

     I wish you a wonderful Summer filled with love, adventure, joy and piece. Liga x