Spun Gilding Metal cups, resting on Sterling Silver with Gold Leaf. This work includes the development of ideas from Claire’s 2018 degree show ‘Graduate Collection’. The main focus of her 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.

Measurements: approx 15 x 15 x 13cm.


Artist Bio

Claire Mooney is a contemporary Jeweller, Silversmith and Artist, working from a home studio near Annalong; at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. She graduated from Ulster University in 2018 with a BA specialising in Silversmithing and Jewellery, then completed an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies the following year. As a member of Contemporary British Silversmiths and Heritage Crafts Association her work seeks to combine traditional metalworking techniques with elements of Northern Ireland’s heritage and rural landscape. She explore these themes through the use of texture, form and material contrasts.