The philosophy behind the jewellery that I create is that design is the heart of style.
I design & handcraft jewellery that is sculptural but comfortable enough to wear every day. My jewellery reflects the personal style of the wearer. It may be a subtle but eye-catching pendant or it may take the form of a brooch, flamboyant with a panache matching my client’s personality.
I find inspiration for my creations from observation of the shapes, patterns and cycles that I see in the natural world. The recurring motifs of discs, arrows, and whorls that form my aesthetic are the result of a fascination with pre-Columbian artefacts, this interest began during my years spent living in Canada.
Through my craft, I aim to add beautiful precious objects to our world.
About Catherine Conroy
Goldsmith, artist and designer Catherine Conroy creates contemporary fine jewellery. Working from her studio based in Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny. All of Catherine’s sculptural jewellery creations are made by hand using traditional techniques.
A graduate of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course, she also holds a BFA in Jewellery and Metalsmithing, from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada.
Catherine’s work has been exhibited in the RDS National Crafts Show 2010, 2011, 2015 and has been shortlisted for the Future Makers Awards 2012. Catherine’s jewellery has also represented Canada at the Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode 2000, Paris and was shortlisted for the American Craft Museum Horizon Award 2002.