Kilkenny designer showcases her work as part of The World Meeting of Families

Mary Cody

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Kilkenny designer showcases her work as part of The World Meeting of Families

A font designed by Eva Lynch

Eva Lynch of Thomastown was delighted to have her designs chosen for inclusion in an exhibition at the RDS library in Dublin which was hosted by The Advisory Committee on Sacred Art and Architecture for The World Meeting of Families.

The exhibition included print by Patrick Pye, sculpture by Cliodhna Cussen, stained glass by Phyllis Burke, paintings by Ann McKenna and several more artists.  The competition theme was ‘Religious Art in The Home’ and artists were asked to draw inspiration from any text from the Amoris Laetitia.

“I chose simply ‘The Good Seed’ as my starting point, and I wanted to convey the messages of social inclusion and community which were also apparent throughout the Amoris Laetitia. The ‘seed’ motif, evident throughout all of my pieces, is comprised of little ovals which could represent the faces of a community gathered around a baby, or in a religious context, the twelve apostles gathered around Jesus.  

The idea for my first piece was a Christening Capsule which would house any important certificates such as the birth or christening certificates, and in a separate compartment the candle. The domed amethyst lid of the capsule also functions as a candle holder," she said.

The materials used were silver, purple heart wood which was beautifully turned by Kilkenny wood-turner John Flynn, and amethyst.

The second piece was a wall font in silver and carved amethyst, and finally a silver and amethyst ‘seed’ pendant” which is available for sale from her online shop.  

Eva also teaches jewellery-making. She hosts workshops where couples can make their own wedding rings and facilitates jewellery-making and sight-seeing tours of India, the next of which takes place in January 2019.

For more information on all of Eva’s work please visit www.evalynchdesign.com.