I'll post stuff here that I'm working on, items for sale or generally anything that catches my eye.......
I am honoured to have my work selected to be part of the prestigious Michelangelo Foundation.
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Discover Aidan Breen
A master of his trade
• Aidan is inspired by his Irish heritage
• He has a love of history and storytelling
• His pieces evoke ancient metal work
Aidan Breen started an apprenticeship at the age of 14 years old. For the consequent seven years he worked with three different masters at M.H.Gill & Sons, on O’Connell Street, Dublin. His work follows in the footsteps of a long tradition of Irish metal work and draws inspiration from this rich heritage. His patterns and themes are unmistakably Irish, from abstract elements such as Celtic interlacing, to stories of saints crossing the seas. As a young trainee he would visit the museum to marvel at the ancient metal work, and cycle long distances to look at the details on craved stone crosses, building his visual language. His work is done with a meticulous eye for detail and a life time of skill building.
I would like to mention a new book on Celtic Jewellery entitled The Modern History of Celtic Jewellery 1840-1980 by Stephen Walker, with contributions from Tara Kelly, E.Mairi MacArthur and myself.
Available from Amazon -
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Sterling silver vase - chased and repoussed.
Showing the epic Voyage of St.Brendan,the 6th century saint,who sailed out into the North Atlantic with his brother - monks without either chart or map to guide them.
They relied on their faith and the grade of God to guide and keep them safe.
A selection of Celtic and Penal Crosses in gold and silver......
The term penal ‘derives from the fact that the crosses date from a period largely coincident with the penal laws against the practice of the catholic faith’.
Please contact me if you wish to purchase.
The GAA undertook a secret project to create exact replicas of the iconic All-Ireland hurling and football trophies to satisfy unprecedented demand for “appearances” of the silverware at social, sporting and marketing events.
Some of the country’s leading gold and silversmiths were engaged to create copies of the iconic trophies.