Irish Unique Art
Maureen McGhee graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2006 with a First Class Honours degree in Three Dimensional Design specializing in Jewellery.
Her work is inspired by the unusual patterns found in natural woods, as well as Celtic traditions and the use of symbolism linked with nature.
She refers to her pieces of work as “Treasures” - each having a story attached to them, making each unique.
Maureen’s “Treasures” are made using a combination of woods such as spalted beech, walnut, oak and Irish Bog Oak. She often combines Irish Bog Oak, which can be up to 5,000 years old, with her own uniquely handcrafted silver.
Depending on the theme of the piece she hand rolls or heat treats the silver to produce symbolic shapes.
She also completes larger sculptural work on a commission basis.