I am a jewellery designer and maker. I live with my small family in the foothills of Connemara in County Galway.
I design and create beautiful, quality pieces with a minimal aesthetic inspired by the piers and small harbours along the Wild Atlantic Way. I like to add interesting dimensions through the captivating gemstones I source and incorporate into my work.
I am a graduate of NCAD (jewellery)- this NCAD Metals Degree has granted me with a wide knowledge of metalworking- specialising in jewellery making and precious metals and therefore encouraged me to develop my individual craft and design skills.
I continued my education in NUIG obtaining a diploma in Gemmology-this qualification has heavily influenced my work and allowed me to make informed decisions when incorporating gemstones into several collections.
The Gemmology course provided me with an education in laboratory-based techniques used to identify gemstones and also provided me with hands on experience in identification protocols using a comprehensive collection of gemstones.
I have also gathered over 14 years in jewellery, fashion and applied arts retail. Gaining experience in high-end jewellery galleries, applied arts galleries, antique jewellers and fashion boutiques- enabling a strong work ethic with a love for making beautiful things.