Sandra Hartwieg graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2011 with a BA in History of Art and Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture. She initially pursued an interest in traditional Goldsmithing through evening classes at the School of Jewellery in Dublin. She was then accepted onto the DCCoI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course in Kilkenny for the intensive two-year programme to develop both her goldsmithing and design skills. Graduating in 2017, she now creates specially commissioned pieces and collections of jewellery from her workshop in Kilkenny.
“With a curiosity of processes and techniques, I design and make jewellery by experimenting with precious metal. Playing with texture, form and ways of connecting pieces together, I find beauty in contrasts. The result of my making process emerges as highly tactile, detailed pieces of jewellery with textures and embellishment unique to each piece.”