Profile


Goldsmith and Designer with over a decade of experience in the jewellery business. After been working in different workshops in Ireland and Spain I opened my own studio in 2008 at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

Leitrim Enterprise Board Award Winner 2009 "New to the Market". My work is inspirate by the simplicity and beauty of the nature. Growing in the North of Spain by the sea and surrounding by lakes and mountains and now living in North Leitrim an area full of lovely coastline, lakes and mountains all my work has a strong influence from it.

The Jewellery pieces I create reflect natural influence like organic shapes such as shells, seaweed, rocks, wood and other natural formations from the landscape around me.

Natural occurrence as storms, sunset, change of weather, sky, the four seasons.

I collect samples in the natural environment that I use to inspire my designs.

My  work is very sculptural, minimal and contemporary.

I work mainly with precious metals sterling silver and 9ct/18ct yellow and white gold setting precious and semiprecious stones. But I always open to experiment and work with new materials such as copper, wood, fabrics, shells, plastic, glass, etc creating original contemporary functional pieces.


" I love working with metal, there's something magical about it, hard and cold but soft and hot when you heat it up and give it shape into unique pieces" Soraya Ricalde.