Meet the Maker


Maureen Mc Ghee combines wood and silver to create modern unique jewellery, wall designs and sculptural pieces. More recently Maureen uses her unique skills to design quirky greeting cards with lots of well known Derry sayings.

Maureen originally studied at Grennan Mill Craft School in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. She went on to study 3D Design specialising in Jewellery at the University of Ulster , Belfast Northern Ireland. This is when she became interested in combining wood and metal and has continued doing so in her current work.

Maureen's love of silver with its purity and simplicity of line complements her fascination with Celtic traditions and beliefs. All of Maureen's work carries some form of symbolism either based on the person or family it is being made for, or patterns carried within the wood as they emerge through cutting and shaping.

Maureen says, "I love working with natural wood and enhancing each piece of wood’s beautiful qualities. Each piece is therefore unique, not to be repeated.“

The sense of time, textures and colours within Irish bog woods and bog oak make them favourites of Maureens. It's the history of Irish bog oak that makes each piece of material so precious.  It is delicately crafted with respect to uncover its natural beauty and a unique piece of Art, known to Maureen as "Treasures".