HOW DID I GET HERE? I GRADUATED IN JEWELLERY & SILVERSMITHING FROM LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IN 1994 BEOFRE MOVING SOUTH TO WORK AT A LEADING STUDIO IN LONDON'S CLERKENWELL, JUST ROUND THE CORNER FROM HATTON GARDEN. I SPENT TEN YEARS IN THE BIG SMOKE LEARNING ABOUT THE JEWELLERY TRADE AND HONING MY MAKING SKILLS. IN 2004 I CAME TO IRELAND TO RENOVATE A WONDERFUL OLD FARMHOUSE, OUR HOME, HALFWAY UP A HILL IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTY CARLOW, WHERE I NOW LIVE WITH MY FAMILY.

WHAT DO I DO? MY GREATEST PASSION IS WORKING WITH SILVER AND GOLD, EXPLORING THESE BEAUTIFUL METAL'S CAPABILITIES AND SHOWCASING THEM IN THEIR PUREST FORM. I EMPLOY SIMPLE, ELEGANT SHAPES THAT ARE HIGHLY POLISHED, MATT OR ROUGHLY HAMMERED. INSPIRED BY THE HUMAN FORM, I CREATE BOTH ONE OF A KIND COMMISSIONED PIECES AND STATEMENT COLLECTIONS. I AM A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE DCCOI, A VEC TUTOR FOR THE KILKENNY & CARLOW EDUCATIONAL TRAINING BOARD AND A FOUNDING MEMBER OF FORM CARLOW.

WHERE CAN YOU BUY MY WORK? YOU CAN VIEW MY ENTIRE JEWELLERY COLLECTION AT THE STORE IN THE GATE LODGE OF BORRIS HOUSE, CO.CARLOW. I RUN THIS SMALL BUT BEAUTIFULLY STOCKED CRAFT AND DESIGN SHOP WITH LEIKO UCHIYAMA, WE ARE BOTH PASSIONATE ABOUT SHOWCASING THE BEST HANDMADE IN IRELAND PRODUCTS. I AM AVAILABLE TO MEET HERE BY APPOINTMENT, SHOULD YOU WISH TO COMMISSION YOUR UNIQUE PIECE. READY TO WEAR COLLECTIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE:

ONLINE AT www.iamofireland.ie 

Crafted MAIN STREET,  BENNETTSBRIDGE, CO.KILKENNY

PLEASE CONTACT ME here  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ANY ITEM FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE, SEEN AT A SHOW OR WHICH EXISTS ONLY IN YOUR IMAGINATION AND IS YET TO BE DESIGNED AND MADE!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE, EMMA JANE.