I am a precious metals artist and educator. I have a particular interest in ancient silversmithing techniques and have designed and made precious objects and jewellery for over two decades. I have just completed an MA in Design for Body & Environment at The National College of Art & Design Dublin.

My MA research proposes that humans connect to the world and to their inherent humanity

through the hands.

Exploring the hammer techniques used to create an Iron Age ribbon torc, alongside other processes influenced by the ritualistic practices of ancient Ireland, I have developed works that propose a reconnection to the nature within and the nature without by engaging the hands in mindful action.

In kinetic pieces, process-led experiments and film I archive ancient endangered techniques and suggest that the preservation of hand-skills is vital for the preservation of humanity.

Exhibitions

2019      Designworks, The Portershed, Galway, Ireland

2018      Religious Art in The Home, World Meeting of Families, RDS, Dublin, Ireland

2017      Kilkenny Arts Festival, Brid Lyons, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

2016       Exhibition of Sacred Art, Maynooth Seminary, Co Kildare, Ireland

2013       Wexford Arts Festival, Art Panther, Wexford, Ireland

 2013      East/West  International School of Jewellery, Rajasthan, India

2012        Kilkenny Arts Week, Karen Morgan Porcelain, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

2009        Pushkar Fair, Jatin Handicrafts, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

2008        Kilkenny Arts Festival, Grennan Mill Craft School, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

2007         Tea, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Jerpoint Glass, Co. Kilkenny

2005        The WASP Factory, Glasgow, Scotland

2004       New Horizons, Arteries Gallery, Bath St, Glasgow, Scotland

2003       Wexford Opera Festival, Greenacres, Wexford, Ireland

2002        The Dunbrody Festival, Dun Mhuire, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

2001        5 Years On, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland

Competitions

2000       Church of Scotland, National Competition to design Moderators Pectoral Cross, Winner

1999        Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, bursary winner

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