Aisling considers herself above all else a Maker.
She was born in a small fishing village, Skerries, on the east coast of Ireland, and the sea has always held a special place in her heart. While studying Metalwork and Jewellery design at NCAD in Dublin she began scuba diving. This obsession and her love of traveling and cultures became the inspiration for her work. She spent a semester in 2015 studying in the Gemstone and Jewellery Department in Idar Oberstein in Germany. There she worked, grinding, cutting and polishing non-precious stones, a material she still explores and loves using in her work
With her work she combines traditional silversmithing techniques with mixed medias to create experimental and innovative contemporary wearable art, small sculptures and bespoke Jewellery.
Recently she was honoured to have been shortlisted for a Future Makers award in Ireland in both 2016 and 2017, and to have been selected as Jurors choice in the 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition. Now living in Barcelona, Spain she is continuing her studies in Escola Massana. Barcelona has become her home from home, a hub of creativity and cultural identity, the perfect environment for Aisling to grow as a maker.