The working process itself feels very much like a search, intrinsically born of the state I am in. A good state would be one through which I allow the weaving to flow and grow ‘inevitably’… Into a wearable art piece that will never be repeated, as it reflects that specific moment, each moment manifesting itself, treasured in its uniqueness, revealing itself to my wonder of the here and now.
The wearable quality of the pieces I design and make is of utmost importance to me- rather than seeing this as a limitation, I welcome it as the universe that helps give shape to my body of work.
I work with fine silver, or as it is also called silver 999 for the earrings, ear cuffs, brooches, cufflinks, pendants and neck pieces. For rings, wristlets and bracelets I use britannia silver, or silver 950 (950 actually being 9584 parts to 1000). These softer silver alloys offer a crucial quality for the main making technique I use: weaving. Weaving with unexpected characteristics I developed through nearly 30 years of practice and experimentation.
I also make pieces in fine silver and 18ct / 22ct yellow gold. I do not use any lower gold, as it is too hard to weave. I can also use red / rose gold. I’ve made pieces on commission in red and yellow gold woven together and they looked stunning.
The weaving process itself feels very much like a search, intrinsically born of the state I am. A good state would be one through which I allow the weaving to flow and grow ‘organically’… Into unique pieces that will never be repeated, as they reflect that specific moment, each moment manifesting itself, treasured in its uniqueness, revealing itself to my wonder of the here and now.
Not that there is little effort involved: my hands are ‘like contortionists dancing’, someone with a poet’s heart told me once while watching me work. A dance where harmony is found and hopefully that shows in the piece, too.
When the weaving is completed, the piece is burnished and hand polished.
Several combinations and finishes can be attained, examples bellow: fine silver and gold details in dark, oxidized finish; fine silver and gold in clean finish; half-ring (adjustable) in all fine silver in clean finish; all fine silver in dark oxidized finish with clean details.
To cultivate an honest, open and transparent relationship with patrons. To nurture, inspire and evoke wholesome thoughts and emotions as to bring kindness and beauty into the world. In a modus operandi sensitive to local > global environmental and humanitarian issues.
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All work is handcrafted in my studio in Cork City, Ireland and shipped worldwide.
I am honored and thankful for the assistance of the Cork City Enterprise Office.