Úna Burke

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.  

 

  • Úna Burke

    Double Layer Honey & Grey Cuff + Grey Dots and Arrows Cuff

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    £96 (Left: 4cm width) £120 (Right: 5cm width - SOLD)
  • Úna Burke

    Framed Lace Necklace

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    L:46cm
    £160
  • Úna Burke

    Front Panel Cuffs

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    W:8cm
    £96 each (brown sold)
    One size adjustable 18 - 20 cms
  • Úna Burke

    Black Vertical Cuff & Mustard Cuff

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    £60 (Left: 7cm width - SOLD) £72 (Right: 2.8cm width - SOLD)
  • Úna Burke

    Simple Studded Cuffs

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    W:3.5cm L:19cm
    £84 each (cuff on right sold)
    Left: Merlot & taupe leather. Right: Blueberry & grey leather
  • Úna Burke

    Taupe, Grey and Tan Centre Strap Cuffs

    2015
    Vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings and screws
    W:3cm L:21cm
    £96 each