Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill

Silversmith Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill’s interest lies in the intersection between traditional craft processes and new technologies. His recent projects explore the use of material science to improve our understanding of tacit skills and craft materials, the appropriation of industrial technologies for craft and the development of new ways of using traditional craft processes and materials in studio work. The use of simple shapes allows him to focus on colour and the use of surface patina, a fascination that developed whilst studying in Tokyo. 

Cóilín O‘Dubhghaill was born in Dublin in Ireland in 1974. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, then for his doctorate at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK since 2007 and has received numerous awards, including the Bavarian State Prize in 2015. His work features in many collections, including the Marzee Collection, the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, the Incorporation of Goldsmiths in Edinburgh and the Toride and Kaneyama City Collections in Japan.