It’s been a very busy few months working on jewellery commissions and new designs. I also had the pleasure of meeting many lovely couples throughout the summer on my Make Your Own Wedding Ring workshops. (https://evalynchdesign.com/special-workshops/)
Bookings are now open for my India Sightseeing with Jewellery-making Tour taking place from Jan 20th to Feb 1st 2019. This tour is for all ages (18+) and the jewellery classes cater for all levels from beginner to professional. On the tour we will take in Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Agra and 3 days of jewellery classes (extra day of classes optional). Groups are limited to 6 people and you will have the opportunity to really experience Indian life on a local level. Tours can also be tailor-made for your own group. For more information see https://evalynchdesign.com/india-tours/
I was delighted to have my designs chosen for inclusion in an exhibition at the RDS library in Dublin which was hosted by The Advisory Committee on Sacred Art & Architecture for The World Meeting of Families in August. The competition theme was ‘Religious Art in The Home’ and artists were asked to draw inspiration from any text from the Amoris Laetitia.
I chose simply ‘The Good Seed’ as my starting point, and I wanted to convey the messages of social inclusion and community which were also apparent throughout the Amoris Laetitia. The ‘seed’ motif, evident throughout all of my pieces, is comprised of little ovals which could represent the faces of a community gathered around a baby, or in a religious context, the twelve apostles gathered around Jesus. The idea for my first piece was a Christening Capsule which would house any important certificates such as the birth or christening certificate, and in a separate compartment the candle. The domed amethyst lid of the capsule also functions as a candle holder. The materials used were silver, purple heart wood which was beautifully turned by Kilkenny wood-turner John Flynn, and amethyst.
The second piece was a wall font in silver and carved amethyst, and finally a silver and amethyst ‘seed’ pendant. All pieces are available to view and purchase in my online shop www.evalynchdesign.com/shop
Lastly I am delighted to be making work to be sold in one of my favourite galleries, The Blue Egg Gallery, in Wexford.
A big thank-you to Mary Gallagher of The Blue Egg, Fr Danny Murphy & Brian Quinn of The Advisory Committee on Sacred Art & Architecture, and to all who have purchased work from me or attended a class with me this summer.