RTE Super Garden Judge and bestselling author of Dream Gardens Leonie Cornelius, and contemporary jewellery maker Martina Hamilton are two designers bringing a little wild Atlantic Sligo style to the Phoenix Park sunshine at Bloom this year.
Leonie Cornelius is one of the country’s best known garden designers through her appearances as a judge on RTE’s Super Garden, the Today Show and her regular column in the Irish Mail on Sunday. She has also authored her first book Dream Gardens which has just been published by Mercier Press and is already a bestseller. Everyone has a Dream, Leonie’s 2017 show garden at Bloom, is created in association with Woodies.
Martina Hamilton has designed and handcrafted distinct jewellery collections for over twenty years in her Sligo studio. Her early training as a sculptor has influenced the development of the jewellery designs which she creates. Her collections are multi award winning both in Ireland and abroad. Martina is the owner of The Cat and the Moon Irish Craft shop in Sligo and Hamilton Art Gallery.
In the DCCOI Irish craft village Martina will present a special “Bloom” themed selection of her handmade jewellery including a Wild Irish Rose, silver with a rose gold center, forget-me-nots set with pearls, and the native Irish Star flowers forged in sterling silver. Wild-flower inspired pieces will feature alongside uniquely distinctive statement collections such as Shell, Island Links and Nebulae, underpinning the breadth of inspiration she takes as a designer from the wild shores and hedgerows of the Sligo coast where she lives and works.
Earlier this year Martina and Leonie got together for a stunning North Sligo seashore-themed photo shoot with Leonie modelling Martina’s jewellery collections the results of which are featured on both designer’s respective websites.
To celebrate the dynamic creative Sligo presence of Martina and Leonie at Bloom, there is a competition open to anyone visiting Martina’s stand.
A signed copy of Leonie’s book and a 9 carat rose gold and sterling silver Nebula pendant (rrp €340) of Martina’s are up for grabs.
Bloom runs from June 1 – June 5, 9am-6pm, at The Phoenix Park, Dublin.
For more visit the Martina Hamilton website.