As a child I loved to collect, hoard and make beautiful things. I was also very adventurous, which soon led to a love of travel. During trips to New York and Switzerland I encountered some of the world’s finest gold and silver jewellery, and in Mexico and California I discovered a bounty of amazing gems and stones.
I studied silver-smithing in NCAD (National College of Art & design) as an evening student in 2002, and after this learning through the trade I designed my first collections of Irish handmade jewellery and established my own wholesale business. I have been designing and making ever since.
I am as passionate about sailing and kite surfing as I am about jewellery. Therefore, I am now based in one of Europe’s kite surf hot spots, Tarifa in southern Spain. Although I am mostly based in Spain, all metal casting and finishing are done in Ireland. All the pieces are hallmarked in the Dublin assay office. Tarifa and Dublin’s coast lines are the spots that now offer me the most inspiration. Tarifa with its turquoise water, stunning beaches and beautiful light of the ‘Costa de la Luz’ (the coast of light) and Ireland with its wild and rugged terrain.