Benchspace Cork are delighted to announce that Eve Doyle has been awarded Benchspace Designer in Residence for 2021. The residency is supported by Cork City Council Arts Service, in conjunction with Benchspace.

Eve Doyle is a designer and Goldsmith based in Dublin.  With a Bachelor of Design(Hons) from NCAD, and technical training through the highly respected Jewellery & Goldsmithing skills course run by the Design & Craft Council in Kilkenny, Eve is the first Jeweller to be selected for this annual residency.

Starting on the 23rd August, the residency will see Eve investigate the concept of the sculptural object as both a vessel and showcase, while also delivering workshops and public talks which will be advertised online over two months.

In her current practice Eve is interested in the interplay of angles and lines, the contrasts between smooth solid planes and fine wire work. As well as structural work, Eve makes beautiful jewellery that explores the kinetic nature of line and multiple elements using pioneering techniques that are ready to be elevated into more precious materials.

The Designer in Residence programme offers participants the latitude and creative environment to explore new bodies of work or methodologies. It’s designed to bring established and upcoming designer makers or artists to Cork, to showcase their work to a local audience and to contribute fresh perspectives and mentoring to the Resident Makers at Benchspace.

Eve will collaborate with a Benchspace member on the creation of a vessel for Benchspace’s in-house collection.

You can discover more on Eve here: She will also be giving a talk on August 28th as part of Cork Craft Month, the event is free of charge and limited places are available here

Benchspace is Ireland’s first, shared, community based, creative manufacturing facility.

Our mission is to provide artists and aspiring creative professionals with the resources and community they need to start new ventures, build sustainable livelihoods and grow towards financial freedom through artistic and creative enterprise. Benchspace actively encourages collaboration and co-working to stimulate creativity and innovation in the areas of craft and design, particularly acting as an incubator in the creative economy.