Úna Burke is a multi-award winning accessories designer and artist who creates wearable leather objects crafted by hand in her Atelier in South London where she lives and works. Originally from County Roscommon in Ireland, she completed a BA in Fashion Design at Limerick School of Art and Design in 2003 before completing an MA in Fashion Artefact at Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion in 2007.
Using traditional leather-working techniques in her distinctly complex constructions, she makes both seasonal fashion accessory collections and sculptural art pieces. She uses vegetable-tanned bovine leather and solid brass fittings, bringing together traditional leatherworking techniques and contemporary aesthetics. Her collections are concept based and there are often human stories behind the designs since influence is taken from psychological, military and medical sources.
Úna’s leather accessories are timeless, elegant, considered and sculptural.
Double Layer Honey & Grey Cuff + Grey Dots and Arrows Cuff2015Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws£96 (Left: 4cm width) £120 (Right: 5cm width - SOLD)
Framed Lace Necklace2015Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screwsL:46cm£160
Front Panel Cuffs2015Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screwsW:8cm£96 each (brown sold)One size adjustable 18 - 20 cms
Black Vertical Cuff & Mustard Cuff2015Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws£60 (Left: 7cm width - SOLD) £72 (Right: 2.8cm width - SOLD)
Simple Studded Cuffs2015Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screwsW:3.5cm L:19cm£84 each (cuff on right sold)Left: Merlot & taupe leather. Right: Blueberry & grey leather