Eily O Connell
Product Design, Ireland
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Brief Summary
2008: Shortlisted for ÔCraftsmanship AwardÕ in ÔShowcaseÕ , Dublin 2009.

2008: Awarded ÔUndergraduate 2008Õ by The Crafts Council of Ireland

2008: Thesis CommendedÔClimate Change: the Perils of Human GreedÕ
Awarded on graduation from NCAD.

2008: Shortlisted for the Crafts Council of Ireland/Arts Review ÔEmerging Makers AwardÕ
Based on work produced for the ÔBreaking outÕ exhibition in Kilkenny.

2006: Second place finalist in National competition
Designed a contemporary martini glass for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

2004: ÔMost promising studentÕ
Awarded by FETAC on graduation from Art and design course, Carrowbeg College.

Sep 2008-present: Business Course/ working in studio-ÔWorkhouse studiosÕ, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.
2004 Ð 2008: Bachelor of Design in metals 1st class honours-National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2003 Ð 2004:NCVA cert in Art/Craft/Design Distinction
Carrowbeg college, Westport, Co.Mayo.

2009 (April) ÔShowroomÕ
Tokyo, Japan.
2009(Jan 18) ÔShowcaseÕ
RDS, Dublin.
2008(Nov) ÔDesigner jewellers group-Christmas exhibitionÕ
The Barbican centre, London.
2008(Nov) ÔBreaking OutÕ
Run by the crafts council of Ireland, Kilkenny.
2008(Nov) ÔGenesisÕ
SDC gallery, London.
2008(Oct) ÔTALENTÕ
Designhuis, Eindhoven.
2008(August) ÔNational crafts exhibition 2008Õ.
RDS, Dublin.
2008 (July) ÔNew Designers Ô
Graduate exhibition, Business Design Centre, London.
2008 (June) ÔDegree show 2008Õ
The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2004 ÔGraduation exhibition 2004Õ
Westport Library, Westport, Co. Mayo.


2009 (July) Leitrim Design House
Co. Leitrim, Ireland.
2009(August) Red aesthetic
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
2009(September) ÔSculpture in ContextÕ
Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
2009(October) ÔOriginÕ
London craft fair, Somerset house, London.
2009(November) Ô25th anniversaryÕ
Bluecoat Display centre, Liverpool. Chosen as guest exhibitor by Kevin O Dwyer.
2009(Nov- Jan 2010) ÔDazzleÕ
Craft fair, Royal theatre, London., invited as special exhibitor.

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