Clodagh Molloy

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2023
Published: 26.01.2023
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Clodagh Molloy lives in Dublin, Ireland and completed both her Bachelor of Design and Masters studies at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. Her works main focus is on a wearable narrative sculpture that examines and initiates a dialogue around the subject of mental ill health. Clodagh collects personal accounts and translates them into body adornment. Bringing a physical item into being about a person’s individual account of their struggle. Stories and personal accounts can be given to Clodagh through her website.


In my jewellery art and design practice I have, an ongoing project titled, Shared Stories. In it, I am creating a body of work that examines and initiates dialogue around the subject of mental ill health. Addressing the stigmas and highlighting the strength needed to come through or live with a mental illness. My intentions are to help remove the tags and labels given to sufferers.

I am continuously collecting stories and conversations, resulting in a continuing evolution of my design practice. The shared story, their fight. My goal is to give examples to others, showing that they are not alone and that they can come through tough times. This is important.

The body adornments made from these inspirational narratives have so far addressed the intergenerational shunning of emotions, denial of symptoms and how it led to emotionally ill health. Key childhood memories and situations that made profound effects on a whole life journey and the effects on their mental health. Also, finally, the weight and emotional strain of an IVF journey. Where possible, I embed the words of the journey directly into the jewellery.


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Exhibition  09 Mar 2023 - 11 Mar 2023  Battle of the Pins in Munich.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2023 - 11 Mar 2023  Missing Memories in Munich 2023.
Exhibition  26 Nov 2022 - 07 Jan 2022  Battle of the Pins.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022  Tincal lab Challenge 2022. Jewelry and Literature.
Award giving  13 Oct 2022 - 13 Oct 2022  Enjoia't Awards 2022 Winners.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2021 - 03 Oct 2021  Plus One II.