Aoife uses observational drawings of plants and animals as starting points from which various design techniques are applied to create a sense of transformation in her organic metal forms.
Aoife has developed and nurtured a highly textured style in her pieces over the years. She is often able to incorporate her highly detailed and textured drawings onto her silverware through engraving, chased patterns or hammered textures. Aoife has completed a postgraduate course from Bishopsland Educational Trust and has a BA Hons Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the University of Ulster.
Year Established: 2011
2014 'Scotland to Mexico' bursary from Creative Scotland
2014 Silver and Commendation Awards in the junior chasers section from GCDC (Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council)
2013 Graduate bursary Award from The Goldsmiths' Company