“I grew up in the heart of Donegal. My family own a pub, The Glen Tavern in the Gaeltacht Lár in the Glen of Glenties. It is an inspirational place that still fills my heart with joy when I return.
The rugged landscape peppered with traditional cottages, the wild Atlantic spray from the sea in Narin in my face , and the smell of burning turf, the people and the music.
The music is what I remember most. It filled the air of our pub constantly, which was a gathering point for musicians from every walk of life coming together to play tunes late into the night.
These were the times of my life, they shaped my character and inspired the artisan in me to design the jewellery I make today.
I have been working as a jeweller for the past twenty years having studied Jewelry Design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. I subsequently worked as an apprentice to Bent Exner in Denmark, specializing in architectonic jewelry design and gilding.
I see jewellery as miniature art objects and while the pieces I make are very personal to me I am always happy that people interpret them and make them their own. I feel it is important for a piece to be fun to wear and a conversation piece for the wearer.
All silver pieces are hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office.