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Harold O'Connor

Jeweller
Published: 12.10.2016
Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver,  750 gold. 6.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver,  750 gold
6.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver,  750 gold. 6.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver,  750 gold
6.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Untitled, 2016. 750 gold, Spectrolite. 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Untitled, 2016
750 gold, Spectrolite
6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver, 750 gold, Spectrolite. 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver, 750 gold, Spectrolite
5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver, 750 gold, Spectrolite. 5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver, 750 gold, Spectrolite
5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver, 750 gold, Sepctrolite. 4.5 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver, 750 gold, Sepctrolite
4.5 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Piece: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver, Irish Bog Oak. 6.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Pendant & Brooch. Harold O'Connor
Piece: Untitled, 2016
925 silver, Irish Bog Oak
6.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
Pendant & Brooch
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver, 750 gold, Agate. 4 x 6 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
925 silver, 750 gold, Agate
4 x 6 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Free Fall, 2014. Spectrolite, 750 Gold. 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Free Fall, 2014
Spectrolite, 750 Gold
7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O’Connor. Brooch: Encrusted, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. 6.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O’Connor
Brooch: Encrusted, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
6.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Mountain Scapes, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Mountain Scapes, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. 2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. 2 x 3 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
2 x 3 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Handscape, 2015. 925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold. 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Handscape, 2015
925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold
7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold. 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold
7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Cross Roads, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. 4 x 4 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Cross Roads, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
4 x 4 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold. 4.5 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold
4.5 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Lines in the Sand, 2015. 925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold. 4.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Lines in the Sand, 2015
925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold
4.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, 1000/00, 750 gold. 3.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, 1000/00, 750 gold
3.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Painting, 2015. 925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold. 3 x 5 cm. Photo by: Harold O'Connor. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Painting, 2015
925 silver, spectrolite, 750 gold
3 x 5 cm
Photo by: Harold O'Connor
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Harold O'Connor. Cup: Bottomless Cup, 2016. Cowbone, corel, linen. Harold O'Connor
Cup: Bottomless Cup, 2016
Cowbone, corel, linen
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Rocky Mountains, 2015. 925 Silver, Spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Rocky Mountains, 2015
925 Silver, Spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Mountain Valley, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Mountain Valley, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Piece: Rock Art, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Piece: Rock Art, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Desert Lines, 2015. 925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Desert Lines, 2015
925 silver, Spectrolite, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Spectrolite, 750 gold, silver. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Spectrolite, 750 gold, silver
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2014. 750 gold, silver, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2014
750 gold, silver, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. 750 gold, silver. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
750 gold, silver
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Spectrolite, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Agate, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Agate, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2013. Silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2013
Silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2013. Basalt, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2013
Basalt, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. 750 gold, silver. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
750 gold, silver
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Untitled, 2013. 750 gold, silver. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Untitled, 2013
750 gold, silver
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Untitled, 2013. Black jade, silver, 750 gold, vaccum-cast. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Untitled, 2013
Black jade, silver, 750 gold, vaccum-cast
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. 750 gold, silver, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
750 gold, silver, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Silver, 750 gold, vaccum-cast. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Silver, 750 gold, vaccum-cast
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Harold O'Connor. Pendant: Untitled, 2013. 750 gold, silver. Harold O'Connor
Pendant: Untitled, 2013
750 gold, silver
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite, vaccum-cast. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite, vaccum-cast
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. 750 gold, shibuichi, silver, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
750 gold, shibuichi, silver, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite, vaccum-formed. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite, vaccum-formed
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Agate, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Agate, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Silver, agate, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Silver, agate, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Agate, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Agate, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Mokume Gane, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Mokume Gane, silver, 750 gold
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Harold O'Connor. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Silver, granulation. Harold O'Connor
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Silver, granulation
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Silver, 750 gold, spectrolite
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Harold O'Connor. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Shibuichi, silver, 750 gold. Harold O'Connor
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Shibuichi, silver, 750 gold
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Intro
Harold O’Connor is an American artist practicing in Salida, USA.  O’Connor mastered his skills as a jeweller through numerous international institutions including the National Arts And Crafts School in Copenhagen and Fachochschule Fur Gestaltung in Pforzheim.  As an active member of the jewellery community, O’Connor has participated in over 200 group exhibitions, conducted workshops in 14 countries and published several books on jewellery techniques. His artistic practice focuses upon using traditional techniques of metalwork in a contemporary way.

Statement

I approach jewelry making as a fine art. I enjoy working with diverse materials for their aesthetic value, NOT their intrinsic value. My work over the years has focused upon using traditional techniques of metalwork in a contemporary way. My works are sculptural in nature as my influences are inspired from living and past sculptures working in stone, wood and metal. I create small objects which happen to be wearable. Other influences in my art come from my travels to exotic lands, interaction with nature, and reaction to facets of society.

During the last two years, I have experimented with a vaccum casting machine utilizing plastic sheets. The sheets are heats and then formed over ridig stone or other forms by heat/vaccum pressure. These forms are then cast into silver or gold and then finished in conventional means. Other works are a continuation of my current investigation of the granulation process.

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2016:
2014:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2014 - 01 Nov 2014  The 40th Anniversary of the Aaron Faber Gallery.
Exhibition  02 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014  The Art of The Ring.
Workshop  07 Jul 2014 - 26 Sep 2014  Le Arti Orafe Intensive and Summer Courses.
2013:
Exhibition  07 Dec 2013 - 31 Jan 2014  Objects of Status, Power & Adornment Part II.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2013 - 29 Nov 2013  Harold O'Connor: Spotlight.
Workshop  27 May 2013 - 29 May 2013  Harold O’Connor: Granulation.
2012:
Workshop  07 May 2012 - 09 May 2012  Harold O’Connor: Granulation.
2011:
Exhibition  13 Sep 2011 - 12 Nov 2011  Objects of Status, Power and Adornment.
2010:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2010 - 26 Oct 2010  LOOT! 2010.
2008:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.
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