Kevin O’Dwyer

Material: Jewellery | Location: Ireland
Kevin O’Dwyer was born in Lindenhurst, New York in 1953. He worked as a biochemist in London and Chicago until 1980, before persuing his metalworking studies in Chicago with jeweller Harriet Dreissigger and silversmith Bill Frederick.

In 1985 Kevin moved to Savannah, Georgia where he set up a studio specializing in commissioned silverware and jewellery. He also worked as an Artist in Education for the State of Georgia until 1987 when he returned to Ireland to set up a studio in Dublin. In 1999 Kevin moved his studio along the banks of the Silver River in Durrow, County Offaly.

Kevin’s work features in a number of permanent collections, including The V&A, London; The Stolichany Bank, Moscow; The Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin, Ireland; and the Governor’s Palace of Liege, Belgium.

Kevin is a member of the Arts and Culture steering committee for County Offaly and the Offaly Heritage Forum.