Aoife has recently completed a postgraduate course for the Development of Young Silversmiths at Bishopsland Educational Trust. In 2007 she completed a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design at the NWIFHE in Derry City, and in 2010 she received a BA Hons Degree at the University of Ulster in Belfast. She was awarded the First Trust Award for excellence in contemporary craft in June 2010.
She has a great appreciation of silversmithing processes and uses a variety of techniques such as chasing, engraving, forging and raising in her work. She has studied with Rod Kelly, Julia Graefe, Malcolm Appleby, Ruth Anthony, Jacqueline Mina and at Goldsmiths.
Image: ‘Surge’ fruit bowl