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Síla graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in the mid 80’s and travelled extensively before finally settling down to operate a full time Jewellery Design Studio from her home town of Roundstone.
Located in the ruins of the old Franciscan Monastery, Síla draws her inspiration from the strong monastic presence and the rugged aesthetic landscape of Connemara. She carries on this traditional craft using highly defined mystic symbols associated with Celtic art of the monastic and pre-Christian period. These designs reflect the Celtic belief in the continuous cycle of life and immortality, that is - birth, death and rebirth. The knotwork and spiral designs are manifested in many great Celtic works of art such as the Book of Kells and the Ardagh Chalice amongst others. Síla brings to life these ancient mystic symbols within her timeless jewellery.
Síla Mag Aoíde has exhibited internationally in leading trade shows at the Showcase Dublin, N.E.C. Birmingham, Top Drawer London and the Edinburgh Crafts Fare in Scotland. As designer and manufacturer of exclusive handcrafted Celtic and contemporary jewellery, Síla’s workshop offers a wide spectrum of services to the public including mail-order, corporate sector, repairs and custom design requirements.
- The House of Mag Aoide