Celine Traynor graduated in Fine Craft Design from the University of Ulster and set up a jewellery business in Dublin in 1997.
Returning to Belfast she now shares a workshop with her brother, goldsmith Garvan Traynor.
"Thoroughly contemporary in style, my jewellery designs in silver and gold reflect my love of pure shape and form appealing to those with a minimalist aesthetic. Although my jewellery might look abstract, the inspiration is down to earth – bridges, wallpaper, even the signature of Queen Elizabeth 1. Music in different guises plays a large part in the designs. Taking a studied, almost mathematical approach, I reduce the various forms to a balanced, geometric shape. The finished result is simple jewellery with a highly individual appearance."
Celine works to commission for private individuals and corporate organizations, and sells through a range of national and international exhibitions, galleries, retail outlets and fairs.