Jenny has loved designing and making jewellery for as long as she can remember. After completing a 'Foundation of Art and Design' in Ulster University Belfast in 1997, Jenny went on to get a 'Ba Hons Degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Jewellery Design and Manufacture' in Kent, England, qualifying in 2000.
She then went on to live in Kanazawa, Japan. A time which she looks back on very fondly. It was very inspiring and her love of the East continues.
She has been based back home in Northern Ireland on the stunning shores of Strangford Lough for the last 21yrs and life is constantly changing. Now married with two beautiful children, two miniature Dachshunds and a cat, Jenny recognises more than ever how lucky she is to be able to have made her passion into her job.
She adopted a high standard of finish with her pieces early in her career while working for a nationally recognised jewellery manufacturing company. That, and years of valuable bench time in the workshop for one of Northern Irelands most reputable Goldsmiths, means that she has a comprehensive understanding of every part of the process from design to completion.
Having concentrated solely on bespoke pieces, gaining such pleasure from designing and making pieces for people over the years, Jenny is excited to introduce collections of her work. The design process lends itself well to exploring variations, perfect for building collections. She draws inspiration from many different sources. 'The Kiss Hug Collection' simply grew from her signature!
Colour is usually evident in her pieces, via semi-precious and precious gemstones and also by the process of vitreous enamelling, a discipline she specialised in during her degree.
Sustainability & using recycled metals wherever possible is very important to Jenny.