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Saoirse Byrne Trunk Show
December 2 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for a special Trunk Show featuring the work of Saoirse Byrne—whose work focuses on materials that can be salvaged and reused. Byrne will be bringing approximately one hundred handmade necklaces exclusively for the event. Saorise has taken the ancient art of cordage to a new level, and this is your chance to speak to the artist and ask any questions you may have about her work.
Saoirse’s exploration of cordage began with learning to twist wild harvested plants with Tamara Wilder. Curious, she applied the process to the abundance of materials in her studio and life. Having held on to her great grandmother’s threadbare handkerchief for decades – precious but unusable – Saoirse turned to cordage. It became a strong, loving reminder of her – a necklace that she could wear and a process that she could share.
This event is free for all Museum Store visitors. Learn more and shop for Saoirse Byrne’s necklaces online from the Museum Store.
ABOUT SAORISE BYRNE
“It is in the detail and quality of fine craftsmanship and the wildness of raw material that I seek the balance.”
Trained as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in 2001. Graduated with an MBA in Sustainability from Presidio World College in San Francisco among the pioneering cohort.
“I seek to listen deeply to the needs and values of my clients and the materials. My exploration of cordage began with learning to twist wild harvested plants with Tamara Wilder. Curious, I applied the process to the abundance of materials in my studio and life. I had held onto my great grandmother’s threadbare handkerchief for decades- precious but altogether unusable. As cordage it became a strong, loving reminder of her—a necklace that I could wear and a process that I could share.”
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