I studied fine art in NCAD Dublin and graduated in 2009. Following that I did a number of millinery courses in Grafton Academy of Fashion, Dublin. In 2017 I decided to launch my own millinery business which has since become an accessory design business/concept store. My background in fine art has always fed into my design practice and I still paint and teach art. In this increasingly unpredictable world I have found that what I do is constantly evolving and that keeps things fresh and exciting.
As well as making scarves and headwear, I also make one of a kind jewelry and bags. I like to source unusual materials and to use sustainable fabrics where possible. In 2018 I designed my own fabric using sustainable cotton and featured it on hats and hairbands which were then launched at Showcase 2019. In 2018 I was a finalist in the Meath Style Awards for best accessories and my paintings have featured in the RHA Annual exhibition. As an Artist I have had six solo exhibitions and my work is in many collections including the OPW, Axa Insurance, Bank of Ireland Collection and Imago Mundi Bennetton collection.
I consider myself to be an artisan and craft maker as much as a fine artist and I love the idea of weaving together the two practices in an ever-evolving process of creation. My headwear is also available from Marion Cuddy Irish Designers Boutique at the Powerscourt Towncentre in Dublin.