Róisin de Buitléar and Jeweller Tuula Harrington, have collaborated to create the ‘Urban Warrior’ collection, which was launched on August 4 in Designworks Studio, Winthrop Arcade, Cork.
Urban Warrior is an explorative collection that combines bone, glass and precious metals to create bold, powerful and contemporary forms. Tuula Harrington of Designworks, Cork is an accomplished goldsmith and silversmith of Finnish and Irish lineage. The Urban Warrior collection pays homage to the tradition of Irish jewellery making, from Viking to contemporary times, the collection reflects the diversity of Ireland’s cultural ancestry. Urban Warrior prompts us to rekindle the cultural and historical significance of personal adornment and to see how form and material can denote the role of one’s tribe, one’s lineage, and one’s personal presence. The collection exhibits the craft and skill of two artists, moulding, shaping, and creating forms that honour the tradition of the jewellers craft with refined contemporary elegance.