Hayley Irving 

Jewellery and metal design

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD)

University of Dundee


My work is inspired by growing up in Possilpark, one of Scotland’s most deprived areas, along with living in a tenement flat with three generations of women, who always made the best out of any situation.

Due to this I see beauty in materials others may deem as rubbish, including resin, jesmonite, wood and gems recycled from old costume jewellery.

These rings represent the fragile exterior of Posso, but the tough interior of people from this area, you need to be strong willed to make it regardless of your size.

“Just remember yer fae Posso, be proud of that”.