Thursday 16 December 2010

Plane Tree Sculpture

In December 2010 sculptor Elizabeth O'Kane's latest outdoor work, Plane Tree, was installed in the courtyard of The Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland, in Clontarf, Dublin. It is made of bronze and is her largest sculpture to date measuring three meters tall.

The hospital committee came up with the brief to make a Plane tree; their inspiration was that Hippocrates (460 B.C. - 366 B.C.) taught his pupils the art of medicine under a plane tree on the Island of Kos.  Six artists were invited to tender, with Elizabeth winning the competition.  It is more abstract in style than her usual work.

See more of Elizabeth's work on her website.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Christmas Studio open day

Christmas Studio open day and sale of work at The Design Tower on 10th and 11th Dec 2010
Ayelet Lalor , Breda Haugh, Da Capo and Amethyst Design and possibly more ( to be confirmed)

When:  12-8 Fri - 10th December
            10-6 Sat - 11th December

Monday 1 November 2010

Design Week trail 2010


As part of the nationwide series of events that make up part of Design Week 2010 we are delighted to open our studio to the public.
Featuring the Gemstone Barbeque.

Monday 1st to Saturday 6th November

Design Tower


Gemstone Barbeque


Beginning with Design Week 2010 and continuing for the month of november we are giving our customers a special offer.
Any loose coloured gemstone from our display for 50% off. Just choose your setting and choice of metal (gold or silver), add diamonds if you wish, and we'll do the rest.
It couldn't be easier or more fun. Choose from Aquamarine, Ruby, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Citrine, Garnet and more. 

Month of November

Da Capo Goldsmiths, Studio 61


Friday 24 September 2010

24. September Culture Night

Open Evening

5:30 PM Eoin @ Precious - talking Diamonds
6:00 PM CeltClan - See your heraldic seal
6:30 PM ayelet lalor - Clay Modelling
7:00 PM Elizabeth O'Kane - Making a Bronze Sculpture
7:30 PM Da Capo - Gem Stone Setting
7:30 PM Mick deHoog - Violin Making
8:00 PM Breda Haugh - Jewellery Making
8:30 PM Paper Conservation - Cleaning Dirty Pictures
9:00 PM Alan Ardiff - Getting the Movement Moving
6:00 - 8:0 PM Aikido Class - Self-defense training method. Unit 25 - Outside Tower
Seamus Gill - Silver Bowl Forming
Ann O'Mahony - missing buttons sewn thru-out. Contemporary and Period Dress making
Rangoli Jewellery - Open. Decorative Beaded Jewellery