The work Clodagh submitted for the ‘Collectibles & Curiosities’ exhibition 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 featured the textures and patterns she found in the Lisburn Linen Museum. These one-off sterling silver earrings incorporate the damask pattern plate that she also found in the Lisburn Linen Museum. These jewellery 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.
Materials: Clodagh used many processes in the creation of the work. The main material used is sterling silver. The processes were: acid etching, hydraulic press forming, 3d printing, soldering, chain making, enameling and setting.