Online Courses 2021-01-03
Welcome to The School of Jewellery Ireland
In line with guidance we have reduced the number of students in our studios to 1 tutor with 6 students only and re-designed the space so that we can follow the new social distancing guidelines, we continue to use hand sanitiser and hand washing and to also sanitise the workbenches and tools between use. Each of our workbenches have been updated and now have secure, transparent perspex dividers. Our shared tools are used with sanitised hands and then hands sanitised again afterwards. All staff wear masks and we recommend that our students do also if closer than 2 meters apart (advisable in any case) – we have removed the use of shared aprons and hand towels. Freshly laundered aprons are available to borrow for your term course. We reassure you that we have followed all advice to keep our staff, students and customers safe and well.
In the event of a further / continued lockdown.
Please note; we follow school and higher education government advice guidelines.
A Term course that has been started but that needs to be paused during the course term, will result in either the choice of a gift voucher to the value of the classes missed, or the opportunity to redeem the classes missed at a later, safer date usually on a one day Saturday class from 10am – 5.30pm (this redeems the equivalent of 2 x 3 hour term classes) We always have several of these Saturday dates available each month. The same option is available for a Term course that has not yet started with the schedule starting as soon as possible and missed classes / Gift Vouchers offered to redeem missed classes.
A One Day Course that has been postponed due to a Covid-19 Lockdown will result in a Gift Voucher, for the full amount valid for 5 years, with alternative dates made available as soon as we are safe to re-open.
Full-Time Certificate and Foundation Course students will be accommodated by redeeming classes missed as a group.
"I have the greatest respect for what Deirdre O'Donnell is doing at The School of Jewellery Ireland. Basic skills, well taught, are the cornerstone of good jewellery making and there is no quick fix. Really good skills are harder to acquire. What Deirdre is doing is great for the trade and for those that want to learn with a real depth of ability."- Jane Huston - DCCOI Jewellery & Skills Course Tutor for 14 years.
“Brilliant work, so important to teach these skills and so rewarding for both sides… if only there were more Deirdre's. So good to see, I have such admiration for what you are doing.” Theo Fennell - Society Jeweller London.
The School of Jewellery Ireland is a Traditional Jewellery School set in the heart of Dublin City. Our internationally renowned courses are recommended by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and teach Full-Time, Part-Time, Summer Week, Weekend and one day Jewellery Courses.
The Skills provided include Part Time Traditional Jewellery Skills (Goldsmith Skills), Silversmith Skills, Design, Business, Gemstone Setting, Engraving, CAD, Polishing, Wax Carving for Casting and associated skills. Our 'Make your own Wedding / Friendship Ring' Course is extremely popular, fun and rewarding. Our Full Time Certificate in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills, which we offer annually, enroling each September, receives worldwide applications and enrolements.
Established in 2011, many of our students are now active both part time and full time in the Jewellery Trade. Our tutors are internationally trained, professional and are an integral part of the jewellery trade both in Ireland and abroad.