Martin Cameron & Laura Breen specialise in luxury jewellery with unique designs which celebrate raw natural beauty.
Cameron & Breen is a collaborative made up of Martin Cameron and Laura Breen, two Contemporary Irish Goldsmiths based in Northern Ireland.
Inspired by travelling wild Landscapes of Northern Ireland and rugged terrains of New Zealand their work takes on natural forms. An amalgamation of two different skill sets, Laura’s wax carving and Martin’s stone setting, they design together but use their individual expertise to contribute to the final piece.
A complimentary marriage of form and function, the jewellery is created by hand with a raw aesthetic and each component holds relevance in the design. Coloured stones reflect the deep natural hues of woodland scenes or brightly coloured moorland flowers, and are held in elaborate and organic settings.
These designs come together in silver and gold to create elegant forms, emotive of the inspirations and experiences they are based on.
Martin and Laura both studied Contemporary Applied Art at University. A combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into contemporary Jewellery.
"An ethereal sense of atmosphere surrounds work inspired by fine and instinctive drawings of the Irish moorland and wild grasses. Decorative and sculptural the jewellery embodies the same delicacy and spontaneity as the sketches it is based on, it becomes a complete visual experience of the beauty and vulnerability in new life and growth and simplicity in its most elegant form."
Martin and Laura’s designs have been recognised by the following establishments,
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Hall Craft and design Council awards 2019 award winner.
Make your Mark awards at Goldsmiths Assay Office London 2019 finalist.
General Arts award, Art Council of Northern Ireland 2017 winner.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths silver bullion grant 2014 winner.
The Design and Crafts Council of Irelands Future Makers Awards 2014 finalist.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Young Designer Award 2013 Commendation.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Young Designer Award 2012 Commendation.