Coilin O'Dubhghaill

My work focuses on the exploration of vessel forms through a study of the process, materials and colours. This is largely driven by research into specialist alloys and patination techniques.
I am particularly interested I looking at ways to relate the use of colour and pattern to the form and construction of my work, developing a vocabulary of surface alteration, construction and placement.

Born 1974 

 Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music (Tokyo Geidai), Doctor of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing
2000-2002  Tokyo Geidai, Master of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing
1992-1996  BA Hons, Design and Applied Arts Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, Department of Jewellery and Silversmithing.

2009  Arts Council England Grants for the arts
2007-2010  AHRC Fellowship
2007  Sasakawa Foundation Grant
2006  Special Merit Award, Golden Fleece, Ireland
1998-2005  Monbusho Scholarship, Japan
1997  Ronald J. Peterson Scholarship, Haystack School of Crafts USA
Work-study scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, USA
1996  Birmingham Assay Office, Silver Design Award
Designer Silversmith Award, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, (Highly commended) 

Selected Exhibitions
2010  LCOS, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Poland
Collect, Saatchi Gallery
Portfolio, National Crafts Gallery, Ireland
2009  Sterling Irish, Kilkenny Arts Festival
2008  Solo exhibition, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
National Metalwork Design Award (shortlisted), Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
9 Create, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland
2007  Seven Smiths, Blackwell, Lakeland Arts Trust
In Praise of Shadows, Bodhi, London Design Festival
2007-2009  Silver of the Stars, touring exhibition
2006  KunstRai International Art Fair, Amsterdam
COLLECT, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Marzee, Netherlands
2005-2006  100% Proof, touring exhibition
2005  Coilin O’Dubhghaill and Matt Allison, Castle Gallery, Tokyo Geidai
2002  MFA Graduatin exhibition, Tokyo Geidai Museum
1999  Royal Dublin Society, National Craft Exhibition, Ireland
1997  New Scottish Work, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1996  New Designers Exhibition, London

Commissions/ Collections
  Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Poland
2009  Crafts Council of Ireland
2008  National Museum of Ireland
2006  Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh
Glasgow Cathedral
Marzee Collection, Netherlands
2005  Irish State Collection, Farmleigh House
2003  Toride City Collection, Japan
1996  Birmingham Assay Office Collection, UK




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