Kelly grew up on the north east coast of Scotland in a small finishing town called Wick. She is heavily inspired by the towns historic fishing industry. Her collections draw inspiration from creels, nets, ropes, buoys, the Silver Darlings. Her most recent collections are inspired by the drifting tides of Caithness and seaweeds found around the Scottish coastline. Combining wood and silver to make her pieces she creates a contrast of bold colour with detailed saw pierced net like structures in silver. Kelly exhibits her work all over the United Kingdom from London to John O Groats however at the moment she is based in Glasgow at the iconic Briggait artist studios.