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My Story

As a kid I always enjoyed creativity. I hoarded all materials I found around the house and turned them into art. It was no surprise when I chose to study Fine Art, Sculpture in Crawford College Art and Design in Cork. It was there where I discovered my love for metal. I specialised in large welding pieces and continued to draw with pen on paper. My family are from Taiwan however, we came to Cork in 1994 to study English and we settled here ever since. I truly believe training with Chinese Calligraphy at a young age helped with my steady hand for ink drawings and welding/soldering. Hopefully, my love for Asian culture and culinary, shows through my work. My love for fashion and design took me down a different route after graduating with an honours degree and post grad. I worked mainly in fashion retail for 15 years. I’ve worked for a lot, I mean a lot, of retailers. During the recession I moved to Dublin for work and was fortunate to land myself a job in a buying office. I became a product developer in ladies accessories and moved to the buying office of Dunnes Stores. My recent interview with a well-known Irish jewellery Company made me realise I wanted to create something unique, that is not mass produced. I realised the importance of quality and having “Irish made” under my name. It took another three years before I made things happen for myself, pop a baby and I took jewellery course from various talented Irish Jewellers and they all taught me various skills and valuable lessons and the rest is history.