Martin Cameron’s childhood fascination with illustration and Laura Breen’s intrigue with archaeology and making lead them to cross paths whilst studying jewellery and silversmithing at The University of Ulster Belfast, graduating in 2014.
During this time Martin studied and crafted delicate silver wire sculptures inspired by the rugged Irish landscape. Laura explored large scale silver and enamel jewellery, playing with the juxtaposition of unpredictable organic life found in geometric manmade structures. After university Martin undertook further years of education and training courses at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, whilst working to commission from his studio in Co. Antrim. Laura backpacked through Australia, New Zealand, Fuji, Japan, and Southeast Asia drawing creativity from new people and ways of life, igniting a passion for her own country’s unique culture and history.
In 2018 their paths crossed once more and in conversation Cameron & Breen became a contemporary goldsmithing collaboration between two friends, combining ideas, skills and techniques. They have since won awards from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and in 2021 presented their ‘Ancient Treasure’ brooch to HRH Princess Anne.