28 May Jewellery & Ceramics Launch
The Leitrim Design House are delighted to launch Aria – V jewellery collection by Varvara Namsaraeva O’Neill and work by the award winning ceramicist Brid Lyons on Wednesday June 8th at 7.30pm.
Aria-V jewellery is designed and handcrafted in Dublin by Varvara Namsaraeva however Varvara grew up in Siberia. This has influenced her choice of colours and materials in her work as she states “being surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Buddhist culture and Datsan (Buddhist temples) with their vivid colours, I was fascinated by the craftsmanship in the surrounding architecture, sculptures and fabrics. One of my favourite childhood memories is going after school to admire traditional Tibetan jewellery made with natural turquoise, corals and silver displayed in one of the local artizan boutiques.”
Brid Lyons is an award winning ceramic artist. After working for 8yrs for some of Ireland’s leading potters she set up her own ceramic studio in Thomastown in 2001. Brid introduced her sculptural busts, titled ‘ladies’, to the market receiving wide acclaim. . These have become much sought after pieces both in Ireland and Internationally.
Each sculpture is unique, hand thrown and finished by the artist. Inspired by art and nature, Brid has developed these pieces to be cartoon like believing each piece should have it’s own originality and distinct features which become a focal point for collectors. Brid’s ever evolving art gives ceramic enthusiasts the unique opportunity to own a true original that will grow in both appreciation and value.
Both launches occur on the same evening as the No Crows performance in The Dock at 8.30pm on June 8th so why not drop in early, enjoy these colourful works and meet with Varvara to chat about her work and influences.