I work from my home in Tramore, Co Waterford, Ireland in what used to be a spare bedroom, but now sometimes feels more like a sauna than a workroom when the kiln is on. Working with copper and coloured enamel (ground up glass) is great fun, and never knowing exactly what will come out of the kiln is a thrill.

I started the gwen dunne collection in 2015, initially only selling earrings and pendants through local craft fairs organised by Waterford Crafts. Over the years my work has expanded to include framed artwork and enamelled bowls, and more and more sales and commissions have come from direct enquiries and word of mouth.

My pieces are all unique, the result of experimentation (and the process of heating and cooling), but grounded on established techniques learned through an Art, Craft and Design course I completed in 2014. I have developed my own style, though I still attend short courses to stay up to date on techniques and processes – most recently two courses in England delivered by renowned enamellists.

I love what I do and I really appreciate your custom. Thank you for supporting my small business.