has a lot on her
mind, and almost none of it's real.She
is dedicated to forging and casting her
vibrant memories of dangerous and fictional times into small sterling silver "Memory Boxes", precious theatrical lockets and extraordinary occasion jewellery ... a wild legacy of modern romance.Her
pieces typically feature cast elements such as wings and hearts; resin-embedded objects; a distinct forged, hammered look; and most importantly a secret compartment in which to keep memories and surprises: Mirjam
loves the drama of discovering armour-like, careworn latches, catches, hinges and rivets to open secret doors to cute, tiny and unexpected rooms.
With hammers and fire, Mirjam Schiller
designs and builds these irreverent but luxurious complex relics from sterling silver in her
workshop inArdtarmon Castle on the wild, west coast of Ireland.She
loves the purity, delicacy and luxury dormant in the material, which she
then blackens and beats the hell out of to make it look like it's lived.
Some of Mirjam Schiller's
work is currently on exhibition in Skullduggery Art Gallery
and Tattoo Parlour, 75 Dublin Road, Belfast, Bodyshock
, 13 Upper Fownes St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 and Artisan, High St. Sligo.
Some items in the Spectacorama are still available to buy, please feel free to Contact MirjamShe
is currently working on a collection of exclusive, commission-based Wedding jewellery.
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