Congratulations to two Dublin City Enterprise Board clients on winning awards at Showcase 2012.
Janice Louise Byrne Goldsmith and Jewellery Designer, JLB Jewellery is listed in Top 50 New Products and overall winner of Jewellery in the new product award.
NATURE CALLS IN JEWELLERY DESIGN
Exhibitor Name: Janice Louise Byrne from JLB Jewellery
Telephone: + 353 86 603 6468 (mobile/cell)
Preview… Janice, a Goldsmith, designs handmade bespoke pieces, wedding rings and engagement rings. Janice’s work is inspired by her love of nature, found objects, all that is macabre and her love of body art, all giving her the ability to produce fresh and unusual pieces for the everyday wearer. Janice also enjoys collaborating with other craft workers such as the woodturner, Will Loughman. These unconventional collaborations give rise to one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces where wood and metal unite.
Exhibitor Name: Fán Regan from The Printing Rooms (Shortlisted for Futuremakers 2011)
Speciality: Handmade Prints
Telephone: + 353 85 236 0146 (mobile/cell) / + 353 86 154 2044 (mobile/cell)
Preview… Fán Regan started The Printing Room in 2011, creating finely detailed lino cuts on printmaking paper and potato prints on linen, stretched on a stretcher bar. Using straight-forward, accessible techniques, the printing press is the only machine used to create these hand-made and hand-pulled prints. Inspired by the animal kingdom, Fán simplifies her imagery with each print achieving a mood; from comforting to slightly uneasy but always with a slight quirk
IRISH DESIGNED HEIRLOOMS
Karl Sweeny Designer Maker won the Crafts Council of Ireland Craftmanship Awards. Now in its fifth year this award highlights excellence in craftsmanship.
Preview… Inspired by Japan’s rich heritage of arts, craft and design, Karl Sweeny has created a range of handmade rolltop boxes made from Irish hardwoods. Lined with suede, these boxes are perfect for jewellery, keepsakes and other precious belongings. Karl established his design company in 2011 following a career spanning almost twenty years in furniture making and design. Karl currently specialises in making bespoke rolltop boxes – see them at Showcase.