Official Opening of Contemporary Goldsmith's Studio, Holywood

Cllr Muir with Contemporary
Goldsmith Eddie Doherty
Last Friday I attended the Official Opening of Eddie J Doherty's Studio at The Old School, Church Road, Holywood. Eddie is a Contemporary Goldsmith specialising in handmade jewellery who previously worked within business known as Gold Diggers in Holywood Town Centre.

Eddie's studio is part of Holywood Old School, a historic listed building restored a few years ago and now under the ownership of Holywood Old School Preservation Trust.

The sustainable use of this building is a fantastic example of how listed buildings in disrepair can be given a new lease of life with the hall used for many purposes such as Scout meetings, Birthday parties and Community group meetings whilst also accommodating Eddie's studio and an Apartment.

The range of items created by Eddie and the amazing creativity shown is extremely impressive. Many items are specially made for individual clients and thus are extra special.

In the tough economic times we are currently experiencing businesses such as Eddie's should be encouraged and supported, enabling a creative sustainable economy.

More details about Eddie's business can be found at http://craftni.org/directory/maker/eddie-doherty