There’s something primal in the satisfaction of making. It connects to that part of us that yearns to be self-sufficient and also to the creative within us. Looking at a finished object that you’ve created is amazing.
“I knew that going down this route meant that I was going to be faced with some challenges that might be potentially difficult to overcome. Namely, the major change of working outside on a site versus being in a classroom.”
“I am proud of the purpose in what I do for a living. It is important work and it’s important to do it right – all the time. I also really like working in an environment where it doesn’t matter at all what you look like or what kind of ‘odd’ you are, because it’s what you actually do that matters”
“In 1981 I passed the Asme9, X-Ray standard pipe welding exam and became the first woman in Ireland to succeed in the test”
“A great advantage of having a trade like electrics/ plumbing etc., is that generally that you can use your skills in other countries. I did a stint in the Caribbean for a while working on big yachts and their electrical systems. What’s not to like about that!”
“Experiment with tools and you will find the tools that work for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and embrace mistakes because that’s where knowledge is gained!”
“I found that I really enjoyed working with my hands rather than sitting in an office or a classroom for the day because I am the sort of girl that likes to keep on my feet and move around. “