Sunday Independent features Martina Hamilton

Martina features in the Gabrielle Monaghan article in the Sunday independent

 Leonie Cornelius to bloom as Martina Hamilton’s new brand ambassador 
Award-winning jeweller and goldsmith, Martina Hamilton, has selected one of Ireland’s leading garden designers, Leonie Cornelius, as her brand ambassador as she launches five new pieces to her Shore Collection.
Martina Hamilton has been designing distinct jewellery collections for more than 30 years in her studio in Sligo. Her award-winning designs are inspired by the ever-changing Atlantic coastal landscape and all her pieces are handmade in Ireland by studio craft makers.
Picture by Shane O'Neill, SON Photographic

 

Martina designs bespoke pieces, the most famous of which was presented by ex-Taoiseach Enda Kenny to former US President Barack Obama at the White House on St Patrick's Day in 2013. Sligo's Yeats Day Committee, which organises celebrations to honour Yeats on his birthday, commissioned the piece, which is based on Innisfree island, the inspiration for the poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree. The designer also produced silver cufflinks for Obama and Kenny.

Two years later, on the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Joanna Lumley was given a Yeatsian rose necklace Martina had crafted for the British actress when the star formally opened Yeats's Secret Garden in Sligo.

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