Damask Oval Brooch
Made by Clodagh Molloy
Damask Oval Brooch, handcrafted in sterling silver by Clodagh Molloy.
This piece is part of the body of work Clodagh submitted for the ‘Collectibles and Curiosities’ exhibition (December 2022), which is a continuation of her research into the Irish Linen industry which was started in July 2022 with the ‘Re-Use + Re-Imagine’ Adornment Project. Clodagh wanted to continue and conclude that project by making jewellery that prominently features the textures and patterns she found in the Lisburn Linen Museum.
Clodagh achieves this by using processes like acid etching, hydraulic press forming, 3d printing, soldering, chain making, enamelling and setting. Her collection also incorporates the damask pattern plate that she found in the Lisburn Linen Museum – her pieces continue the exploration the history and culture of a once prominent industry in Northern Ireland, and will hopefully spark curiosity in both the viewer and wearer of this collection to explore the history of the Linen industry.
Approx 55mm x 35mm x 5mm; the brooch fastens with 2 pins at the back.
About the maker:
Clodagh is a jewellery designer, maker and tutor based in Dublin, Ireland. From her north Dublin studio, she creates contemporary jewellery using a mixture or traditional and modern techniques. Her main art practice is focused on using jewellery to communicate mental health issues within society. However, she also creates unique pieces of body adornments incorporating other subjects like Irish history and literature.