Artist Spotlight – Christina Keogh
Inspired from her background in archaeology and antiques, Christina creates wearable precious jewellery from solid gold and silver. These handmade treasures incorporate gemstones, pearls and subtle texture detailing. Having trained with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Christina now works from her studio in Dublin’s Creative Quarter.
Recently she has been concentrating on adding gemstones to her designs for pops of colour and sparkle, especially her cocktail rings. As well as one-off bespoke items, she also makes limited edition collections, generally from sheet metal using her trusty jeweller’s saw and her other hand tools.
Christina loves the visual contrast of silver and gold when used together in one piece, and adds the advantage of making work more affordable than using just pure gold. She also uses the subtle play of light on contrasting matt and polished surfaces.
Christina sells her jewellery through her online shop, the Irish Design Shop on Dublin’s Drury Street, and fairs in Ireland such as those in the Glucksman Gallery, Cork, and the RDS, Dublin. This is a busy year for Christina and she is really excited to have been selected to exhibit at ‘The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair’ in Manchester and the ‘Made By Hand’ fair in Cardiff this October.
Christina accepts commissions for bespoke, handmade jewellery and is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.