Just realised I havn't updated news in a while. Big news is I have survived my first year at The Little Design Shop, My printmaking studio is on the first floor looking out on Waterford City's Quay. Along with my etchings and drypoints, we are stocking work from over thirty local craftworkers, and artwork from several local artists.
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WE HAVE MOVED To The Little Design Shop, Waterford
Ive just moved from Kite Design Studios with Stradbally Jewellery Designers to our new shop on the Quay in Waterford, Ireland .The little Design Shop,114a Parade Quay, Waterford. We are stocking locally made crafts aswell as my handprinted etchings, Stradbally Jewellery's handmade silver jewellery and our collaboration Metal and Ink.
delighted to get this review from lonely planet http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-waterford/waterford-town/shopping/art-crafts-2/kite-design-studios
Happy New Year! 2013, the world didn't end!
I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me throughout the year, I have been away from printmaking for some time, while my kids were small, and am back for two years now and loving it! I missed the smell of the ink and making of plates . "Scratching the Surface" exhibition was very sucessful, and our "Metal and Ink" exhibition is almost sold out, images are available on my facebook page www.facebook.com/ annemcdonnellprintmaker
Hello, this Autumn, Waterfords Imagine Arts Festival , have asked me to facilitate some printing classes for an exhibition called "Scratching the Surface" where poets to politicans will be making drypoint prints. looking forward to seeing the results . The opening is on the 19th of October for the duration of the festival. The prints will be exhibited upstairs in the Greyfriars Gallery, Waterford , Ireland for Imagine Arts Festival
"Metal and Ink"( the collaboration I am working on with Stradbally jewellery) are having our second exhibition at Kite Design Studios 11, Henrietta Street Waterford, the opening is on the 20th of October, Saturday at 7pm. This Years Exhibition is called Metal and Ink Fantasia.So we are hard at work on designs for the exhibition , see
www.facebook.com/etchingsandjewellery for instant updates on Metal and Ink
This Summer 2012,I have been facilitating printmaking workshops at a primary school in Waterford, Ireland, the kids there are keeping a blog of my visits to the school http://www.stjohnofgod.net/crafted-project.html
"Metal and Ink"
Exciting new exhibition showcasing the results of collaboration between Fine Art Printmaker Anne Mc Donnell and Stradbally Jewellery Designers
The exhibition is a collection of jewellery and fine art etchings, the etchings are printed from silver plates which is then turned into a stunning piece of jewellery.The challenge exists in making a plate which makes a successful print and also makes an interesting piece of jewellery, and the challenge for the jewellery designers is to make a unique piece of jewellery from an etched piece of silver.This unusual collaboration between printmaker and jewellery designer has resulted in a unique fusion of art and design.
Exhibition takes place at Kite Design Studios, Henrietta Street ,Waterford, Ireland for the duration of
The Imagine Arts Festival October 21st-31st 2011