Read on to find out more about Cóilín’s work and to view his gallery.
Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill is a silversmith based in Sheffield, England. Born in Dublin, Cóilín trained at Grennan Mill craft school and Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1996.
He subsequently worked as a designer for industry in India, the Philippines, and the UK, and set up a workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland.
In 1998, he moved to Tokyo, to study in the metalwork department at the National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai), receiving a doctorate in 2005.
Cóilín’s work focuses on the exploration of vessel forms through a study of process, materials and colour.
He exhibits this work internationally, and has pieces in collections including the National Museum of Ireland, the Goldsmiths’ Collection, London, and the Marzee collection, Netherlands.
Cóilín closely based his design on Billy’s own drawing of a teapot in the shape of the Harley motorcycle on which he travelled for his World Tour.
Cóilín then added his own design for a matching sugar bowl with a banjo shaped spoon tucked neatly onto the back. The pot was formed by hammering the metal to produce a lively organic shape, which is perfect for serving up a cup of Tickety Boo Tea from Billy’s Fair Trade charity.
Materials: sterling silver, polyester
Teapot Height (on stand): 22 cms
Teapot Weight (including stand): 1.876 kgs