Inga Reed

Ever since I could hold a pair of scissors, I have been making things. As a six-year-old, I collected shells on beaches in Donegal to thread onto bootlaces as necklaces. Fifteen years later, after studying silversmithing and jewellery, the materials have been upgraded to silver, gold and precious stones but the inspiration still comes from nature. The underlying structure of the natural world, its forms and textures inform the work I make today.

About Inga Reed

Trained in the Colleges of Art & Design in Belfast and Loughborough in the UK, Inga Reed has designed and made contemporary jewellery since 1976. She has also designed for manufacturing jewellers both at home and abroad and has taught on the DCCI’s jewellery and goldsmithing course in Kilkenny.

She has been represented at the prestigious SOFA Chicago show by the National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny. Her work won the inaugural Design & Crafts Council’s Award for Craftsmanship and has been purchased by the National Museum for their contemporary design collection held in Collins Barracks.

In the Year of Craft she was one of 6 Irish makers whose work was selected to illustrate a set of commemorative stamps. Her work has been bought by and for two Irish Presidents and the British Royal Family.

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