Rowena completed a degree in Craft Design from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2007. Following this she remained in Dublin where she worked as a costume maker for theatre, film and TV. However, the desire to return to independent design work, as well as a longing to move back west, prompted a return to Clare in the summer of 2016. Since then she has developed this range of jewellery which is made using, as far as is possible, native, sustainably sourced Irish materials. Rowena works out of her studio in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
Rowena comes from a family of designer makers with a strong appreciation for natural and locally sourced products and materials, and this is a tradition she wishes to continue in her own work. She is especially interested in the meeting point between ethical, sustainable design, and exciting new technologies such as laser cutting. She is passionate about nature and the outdoors, and their preservation. Her goal is to produce a contemporary, design led product which is reflective of these values in it’s choice of materials.