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 

AT  The Lewis Glucksman Gallery  SHOP, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CORK

AT 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.