Please click on the images below to see a detailed description and the inspiration behind each piece.
Arrows: Broken MandalaBrooch
18ct gold, palladium and diamonds
50mm x 60mm
This commission was inspired by human relationships, like arrows they can shoot through to new places and experiences or sometimes render us asunder.
Sunburst: Broken MandalaBrooch
22ct gold, silver and citrine
This brooch endeavours to capture the radial repeating pattern of a specific form as found in mandalas. It does not complete its circular journey, expressing the attempt to find wholeness.
Crest Killarney Municipal DistrictCrest for Mayoral Chain of Office
Sterling Silver, 9ct gold, vitreous enamel.
120mm x 90mm
This commission was to design and fabricate a crest for the newly crated Killarney Municipal District.
The call for submission required a design that would reflect the flora, fauna, culture and history of the region.
Razor Clam Shell NecklaceSterling silver, 22ct gold
The forms that make this necklace were inspired by the shells of razor clams I came upon walking on Dollymount Strand, Dublin.
9ct Gold and Diamond
32mm x 10mm x 10mm
This pendant was inspired by the seed that appears on the ubiquitous hedgerow weed called Cow Parsley.
Sterling silver and 22ct gold.
The forms found in this work were taken from a series of sketches of stones I had done.
18ct yellow gold and zircon
The swirling form and depth of this ring mirrors the mysterious sensation of depth looking down into a pond.
Cufflinks after ChambellanSterling silver
19 x 24mm
These cufflinks were inspired by the figurative Art Deco reliefs in the Chanin Building, NYC created by the artist Rene Chambellan.
Feather BroochHand fabricated
22ct gold, sterling silver, tourmaline, citrine and amethyst
30mm x 60mm
This decadent brooch captures the movement and form of the cascading feather arrangements found in the 'Gibson Girl' style millinery of the 1910's
Pinwheel BroochHand fabricated
Sterling silver and black patina.
This hollow constructed brooch was my first attempt to explore the mandala form in my work.
Expelling the pit, necklaceHand fabricated
Sterling silver, 18ct gold, wood and Perspex
Container 60mm x 60mm
Making this piece I wanted to create a work that could be an ornament for display and to be worn.
The title comes from a line in the novel 'Mauve Desert' by Nicole Brossard which speaks about getting to the essence of meaning.
Pod ChainSterling silver
The inspiration for this necklace is the seed bract of the bougainvillea.
Exhibited RDS National Craft Show 2010
Balance ChainSterling Silver
This necklace plays with visually and physically balancing different shapes and weights of chain