FROM MASTER SCULPTOR TO JEWELLERY DESIGNER.
At an early age I was always sketching and modelling with clay. This strong creative streak has always driven me to fashion beautiful objets d’art. Having studied fine art sculpture in Dublin, I then traveled to London and Italy to study classical sculpture in detail. I enjoyed a successful career as a master sculptor restoring historical architecture and designing monuments incorporating ornamentation, typography and symbolism.
After a serious accident, I could no longer work on a large scale with stone so moved into product design as well as the fashion industry. This influenced me to follow my true passion, designing fine contemporary jewellery based on the principals and craftsmanship learnt through sculpture. My pieces retain much of the distinctive sculptural characteristics of form, weight, finesse and a tactile nature. “I believe that there is a synergy to creating any work of art, on one side you need an understanding of the materials and technical element of craftsmanship which in turn influences the design process. These two elements should balance the development creating a circle of progression, craft informs design and design pushing the material.”