Ailish Roughan

I love the ‘wearable art’ aspect of jewellery, how something so small and intricately made, becomes a part of the larger whole of the body. Each piece created becomes an outward expression of the self, from a quirky sense of humour to the inner ponderings of the soul!

My influences stem from childhood memories of growing up in the lush wilderness of the South Island west coast of New Zealand and my fascination of the colourful magic of fantasy and the dark mystery of fairytales.
Since graduating in sculpture from Elam school of fine arts in Auckland New Zealand, I have pursued jewellery studies in Auckland, Christchurch and Paris, France. Since the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 I have been studying Fashion Design, and discovered a new creative passion! I exhibit my work in various venues in New Zealand.