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Saturday 15 December 2018

Jewellery students to attend exhibition in Venice, Italy

Two Wicklow students at the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Centre of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing have been selected to participate at major cultural exhibition Homo Faber taking place in Venice, Italy.

Homo Faber is the first major cultural exhibition dedicated to the very best in European craftsmanship. Organised by the Michelangelo Foundation, it aims to put fine craftsmanship on the global map and increase recognition and visibility for master artisans.

Eve Doyle, from Ashford and Siobhan O'Sullivan from Blessington are two of twelve graduates and students from the DCCoI Centres of Excellence in Ceramics and in Jewellery and Goldsmithing chosen for the Young Ambassadors programme, a unique joint educational and cultural initiative as part of Homo Faber.

As Young Ambassadors, Eve and Siobhan will be present throughout Homo Faber to interact with visitors to exhibition spaces, explaining the many fascinating objects on display and imparting their own knowledge of the skills and techniques being used by master artisans right before their eyes. It will also provide the Wicklow pair with a unique opportunity to meet some of Europe's finest artisans, designers, institutions and luxury houses, as well as to interact with their peers and to form a network to carry with them into their future careers

Ireland will have significant representation at the event with seven leading Irish designers and makers also having been selected to participate in this landmark exhibition.

Homo Faber takes place from September 14 all the way through to September 30.

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