Meet the Makers

Yvonne Gilhooly

Yvonnes’ aim is to clearly illustrate the design process from start to finish.

A poem becomes an image, suggests a texture or shape.

A single line becomes a circle, suggests a solid, transforms into a sphere, is pierced to allow the light to reference the void within.

The thought becomes the reality, these link together, form and reform to evolve into complimentary pieces of the same story – the inspiration becomes the creation.

Process is key as designs continue to develop whilst at the bench.

Using traditional goldsmithing skills, Yvonne responds intuitively to materials.

Recent work showcases a bold combination of gemstones and precious metals in an exploration of poetic geometry.

Ultimately Yvonne’s aim is to create covetable, thought provoking jewellery.