Yvonne Gilhooly

Yvonne Gilhooly - Jeweller. Designer. Goldsmith.

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Yvonnes' aim is to clearly illustrate the design process from start to finish - how a poem becomes an image, suggests a texture or shape, a single line becomes a circle, suggests a solid, transforms into a sphere, is pierced to allow the light to reference the void within – how the thought becomes the reality, how these link together, form and reform to evolve into complimentary pieces of the same story - to show how the beginning becomes the endless end. How the inspiration becomes the creation. Process is key as designs continue to develop whilst at the bench. Using traditional goldsmithing skills, Yvonne responds intuitively to materials. Recent work showcases a bold combination of gemstones and precious metals in an exploration of shadow and light. Ultimately Yvonne’s aim is to create covetable, thought provoking jewellery.

Specialist Techniques:

Traditional goldsmithing techniques. Hand piercing. Forming. Soldering. Surface pattern. Patination. Mount making. Wax carving.

Awards:

Scottish Arts Council 2007. Professional development Award.

Education:

Nd - 3d design / Jewellery 1995 - 1997 Hnd - Jewellery / Silversmithing & Allied crafts 1997 -1999 Sir John Cass. London Designer / Maker - Walter Botschi. London Designer / Maker - Susanne Branham. London

Exhibitions:

Victoria Sewart Gallery 2019 Yorkshire Sculpture park 2019. Open Eye Gallery - Edinburgh 2018 Goldsmiths' Fair - London 2018 GNCCF - Manchester 2018 Elements 4 - Edinburgh 2018 Goldsmiths' Fair London 2017 GNCCF - Manchester 2017 Made London, Marylebone 2017 Elements3- Edinburgh 2017 Dazzle Oxo London 2017 Goldsmiths Fair London 2016 Great Northern contemporary Craft Fair. Manchester 2016 Made by Hand. Wales 2016 Elements Festival. Incorporation of Scottish goldsmiths. Edinburgh 2016 Dazzle. London 2016

Publications:

New Brooches - Nicolas Estrada.


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    Oru Bangle. Oru ring.

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    Ma Brooch

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    Tao Brooch / Neckpiece

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    Koniro Ring.

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    Ho Ring. Riku ring.

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