I am a creative soul hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Co. Kilkenny in the sunny South East of Ireland. Creativity has always been my loyal companion, igniting a fire in my heart that burns brighter with each passing day.
I’m deeply committed to sustainability and conservation, and my creative process revolves around refashioned fabrics and ethically sourced materials. Wool, in particular, holds a special place in my heart, and I cherish collaborating with local sheep farmers and our woollen mill whenever I get the chance.
Life has taken me through various paths, including working in the hotel industry and the business sector. I pursued business studies in Waterford College for Further Education, where I gained a diverse range of qualifications. However my heart yearned for more artistic pursuits, leading me to attend the Time Out for Women program, exploring painting, drawing, sewing, and woodworking.
With a thirst for creativity, I furthered my studies at County Kilkenny Vocational Educational Centre, refining my drawing and painting skills. My tutor’s encouragement led me to apply to Ormonde College for Further Education, where I immersed myself in print making, combined materials, painting, drawing, photography, and much more.
“After dedicating valuable years to nurturing my family, I embarked on a fulfilling journey back into education, driven by a passionate desire to deepen my understanding of the art of design and creating organic, sustainable, refashioned, and upcycled pieces.”
The course provided training in various skills, from print making to embroidery and sewing, all the way to design skills and pattern drafting. It opened up a world of possibilities and equipped me with the skills to establish my small bespoke business, creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
As a self taught weaver and a love for natural materials among my creations, you’ll find handwoven scarves, framed wall art, and exquisitely crafted throws and rugs, all inspired by the beauty of the world around me. I’m also passionate about using dried pressed flowers to create framed giftware, ensuring that no two items are ever identical.
As I draw my inspiration from the world around me, I believe that true beauty lies in creating without causing harm.