Aisling considers herself above all else a Maker.
She was born in 1994 in a small fishing village, Skerries, on the east coast of Ireland, and the sea always held a special place in her heart. While studying metalwork and jewellery design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin she began to scuba dive. This obsession 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, and has two pieces in the permanent collection in the Fachhochschule in Idar Oberstein.
With her work she combines traditional silversmithing techniques with mixed medias to create experimental and innovative contemporary jewellery pieces and small sculptures. During her time in NCAD she also worked with numerous commercial companies including Newbridge Silver and Boodles and her designs were short listed for the Abbey Theatre Medal.
Most 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.