Meet the Maker: Deirdre Caulfield, Jewellery Maker
Deeca Design is a collection of jewellery inspired by a fusion of architecture and nature. The collection is handmade in County Meath using a variety of architecturally associated materials such as sustainably sourced hardwoods, marble and concrete, and is paired with precious metals and freshwater pearls.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
What do you like most about your work?
I love the versatility in the materials I get to use. I have a background in hands on architectural building and installation work. I love working large scale with materials like wood, steel, concrete and bamboo. I love that I’ve found a project where I still get to use these materials, but I get to explore them on a different scale.
What do you like least about your work?
What’s your favourite craft item in your home?
My butane torch. It’s nothing special but I think soldering is one of my favourite things to do.
Turning your craft and creativity into a business is a tough transition. And I regularly have to remind myself why I started doing this in the first place. It’s important to put the phone and laptop and spreadsheets down, and just create for the sake of creation.
What other maker in your discipline do you most look up to?