I am a  jewellery designer/maker and silversmith. I also teach my craft. Hypnotised as a child by the tapping of my father’s hammer chasing beautiful works of copper, my passion for the ancient craft of silversmithing was ignited. Excited visits at an early age to the workshop of master craftsman Peter Donovan progressed to training under him and eventually assisting him on many projects . Working under Peter inspired a passion for sacred art and traditional methods of smithing, skills passed down by hand for over 4000 years, and still in use in my studio today.

My journey took me to Glasgow School of Art where I spent 4 years developing my skills and acquiring a BA(Hons) in Design, specializing in Silversmithing and Jewellery. Post-university I developed my work from a shared studio in the WASPS art collective in Glasgow, exhibiting locally and nationally while supplying specialist shops & galleries and working on commissioned pieces in jewellery and sculpture.

Upon returning to Ireland in 2005 I was given the opportunity to teach part-time classes in metalcraft at Grennan Mill Craft School, and in 2012 I took up the position of metalcraft tutor on their two-year QQI course.

I continue to make and teach from my studio in rural County Wicklow

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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