Tracy Gilbert’s designs are influenced by her Irish heritage, and the rich artistic and mythological history of Ireland. In particular, the spectacular use of light at sites like Newgrange inspires Tracy to combine precious metals and translucent materials, which is a striking feature of her work. She particularly enjoys exploring the symbolism of traditional Irish and Celtic mythology, re-imagining them to create stunning contemporary Celtic jewelry with meaning. Each piece is meticulously crafted in Dublin with love for Irish roots, history and folklore.
Tracy grew up in Dublin where she still lives with her husband and children.She is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Tracy won the Student of the Year Award in 2013 in The School of Jewellery in Dublin for her Growing Home collection. In her spare time, she is an avid runner, having completed her first marathon in October 2016. We met up with Tracy on our trip to Ireland in May 2017. We didn't make it to her studio, but she helped us forget our jet lag at The Bank on College Green, a restaurant and pub in Dublin, fabulously and elegantly converted from an old bank.
Visiting with Tracy in Dublin