DESIGN FOR THE PRESENT, INSPIRED BY OUR PAST
Inspired by this island that I call home, from Ireland’s scenic landscapes of The Burren plateau, to our rich heritage and legends of Cú Chulainn. All of our collections incorporate elements of Ireland's storied past, each piece having its own personality and narrative to tell. Looking at our little Island and what it has become, has given myself a feeling of pride, wonder and the beauty in nature and our craftsmanship - right down to the torc gold necklaces in The National Museum of Ireland. A feeling we love to put into each handmade piece of jewellery we make.
Since studying in National College of Art & Design, I have understood the importance of the creative process. Traveling around Ireland is always the starting point for our creative process. Finding inspiration in some subject matter for instance The Tumulus ring forts in Co. Meath, taking photographs and notes while visiting . Returning to the studio settled in Castleknock, I researched its origins and the meaning behind the monument. The next step is spent with a cup at hand, sketching designs that challenge notions of the body jewellery, fashion and the current environment. Experimenting with finishes, different gemstones and feeling out how I want to tell this jewellery’s collection. It’s only then we return to our cosy workshop in Dublin, to turn inspiration to reality.