Louise O’Neill’s work is characterised by purity of form. Her pieces are made from high carat golds and utilise precious and semi-precious stones. The formal simplicity of her pieces is complemented by a carefully considered colour palette. Inspired by the natural and built environment, through drawing, sketching and photography, she identifies rhythms that she translates into the pace and accent of her designs.
O’Neill trained at Reigate and Brighton Schools of Art, and upon graduating set up her first workshop and began teaching at the same time. She has always regarded the latter as an important part of her practice although she now teaches less frequently in order to spend more time in her studio, developing her own work. She has been a maker member of Contemporary Applied Arts for over ten years.