Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection
Graduate Collection

Graduate Collection


The main focus of my 2018 degree show collection was a series of vessels for collecting blackberries and gorse flowers from wild hedgerows which was influenced by personal childhood memory and nostalgia.

The lead piece of the collection, 'Rambling Silver', was a pair of silver cups nestled on a gorse-inspired gold leaf base. When used in the context of blackberry picking, the cups are juxtaposed with natural objects to exemplify their worth. A tradition I find interesting is passing knowledge and heirlooms through generations — something that was integral to rural life. My silver cups are stamped with a traditional hallmark, encouraging the idea of family silver by having my cups be of both significant material and personal value.

Along with cups, I looked at candlelight and shadows to signify the fading and flickering shadow of old Ireland. Inspired by a now vacant family members’ home where I was introduced to certain traditions; these pieces aim to capture the essence of forgotten ways of life.