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Inga Reed

Inga Reed Jewellery maker
Contact
English, German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+353 872792437
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Capturing the intricacies of nature

  • • Inga is endlessly inspired by the environment
  • • Her work embraces the use of texture in metal
  • • She creates timeless pieces of jewellery

For the last 25 years, Inga Reed has lived in the country surround by her two-acre garden. She is attracted to what she terms the evidence of ‘organic engineering’ found all around her. Inga creates pieces which echo the intricacies of the natural world, the forms and structures of plants and the myriad textures inform her designs. Inga is a respected maker and guest tutor at the Design & Craft’s Council of Ireland’s jewellery and goldsmithing course. Over the years, work by Inga has been presented to Irish presidents and English royalty. In 2011, one of her brooches was chosen to be depicted on a series of Irish national postage stamps commemorating the Year of Craft.

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Works

  • © Ronan Campbell
  • © Ronan Campbell
  • © Sylvain Deleu
  • © Leslie Reed
Photo: © Ronan Campbell
Autumn Leaves

This gently curved, roller-embossed silver brooch is finished with 18-k and 22-k gold details as well as two diamonds. The brooch, shaped like a simple leaf, is inspired by autumn hues.

Height 4 cm
Width 9 cm

Photo: © Ronan Campbell
Windswept 1

This brooch, handcrafted from sterling silver, is embossed with the image of a single rising branch. The simple dark lines of the branch contrast against the grainy silver background.

Height 4.5 cm
Width 6.5 cm

Photo: © Sylvain Deleu
Leaf ear studs

These handcrafted earrings are made from a combination of sterling silver and 22-k gold. Inga Reed uses silver to create the overall form of the earring and finishes the interior of the earrings with a textured gold, embossed with leaf patterns.

Diameter 1.3 cm

Photo: © Leslie Reed
Petals

This short necklace is handcrafted from multi strands of serpentine beads and a cluster of silver and gold petals with a silver clasp. The necklace is part of the jewellery collection of the National Museum of Ireland.

Length 42 cm

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