Mairead de Blaca – a first jewellery collection
Máiréad de Blaca, the renowned Irish artist, has created a beautiful and unique line of jewellery, the ‘Flower Collection’. The collection will be launched at an invite only reception in Coppa Café at the RHA on Ely Place on Wednesday, 5th March.
Each item in the ‘Flower Collection’ is handcrafted to Máiréad’s designs by Dublin based silver and goldsmiths. Capturing cultural influences from Ireland, Mexico and the USA, the collection includes earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces and a large flower pendant – the iconic item in this offering.
“My work is very personal, and it has been a real joy and a challenge to give form to my designs through the medium of silver”, said Máiréad. “The Flower Collection is true to my instinctive style, but by using a beautiful and tactile metal, it places the emotional emphasis on texture rather than colour.”
Máiréad de Bláca was born in Cork, and graduated from University College Cork with a primary degree in Archaeology and History. Over the past 20 years, Máiréad has worked and lived in the US, the Middle East and Ireland and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Her reactions to and interactions with different cultures, coupled with the act of travelling itself are among her many influences, with her abstract style marrying together the emotional and physical, and drawing on her feelings at the time with natural forms from nature and landscapes.
For further information see: http://maireaddeblacajewellery.com/collections/all