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14 Week Foundation Course in Traditional Jewellery Skills


Now accepting applications to start on the 2nd September 2019.

Application Form Available HERE 

Please return to The School of Jewellery Ireland for consideration. 

Foundation Studies in Jewellery Skills to cover;

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Now accepting applications to start on the 2nd September 2019 -  Application Form Available HERE 

Please return to The School of Jewellery for consideration. ‚Äč  For enquiries, please email studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie

Some testimonials from students of our Foundation Course:

"Aside from expanding my basic fabrication skills, this course has given me key insights in professional jewelry design, construction, and marketing.  Deirdre has shared her expertise in what it takes to create and run a successful jewelry business, including the thought processes in designing jewelry lines to connect to an audience.   

We've brainstormed lines of our own with Deirdre, and worked out detailed designs for several pieces to make.  Part of a foundation course is obviously technique, which has included the professional approach to sawing, soldering, wax carving, and finishing.   Deirdre started us with projects to highlight techniques and potential challenges.  We also visited a casting company to understand the skilled craftsmanship involved in turning a piece into a moldable item that could then be readily reproduced (a critical point for a jewelry line).All of this background greatly helped us in turning our designs into reality. 

While each of us came into the course with different backgrounds, Deirdre's expert guidance has pushed all of our skill sets to new levels.  As someone hoping to create her own lines, the exposure to professional techniques and knowledge of how to approach a design for repeatability are truly invaluable. Thoroughly enjoying it! "

Celia - Foundation Course Student 2018.

"Whether a beginner or with prior skills, this excellent course allows one to sample the various skills of the fascinating world of goldsmithing. In the exclusive workshop with only 4 students you are taught multiple skills tutored by the renowned goldsmith Deirdre O Donnell, ranging from piercing, design, pattern making, working with wax, a guided visit to a casting company, marketing (with the retail outlet on the premises) to mention a few and of course the constant questions and discussion and upskilling to a high standard for non-beginners. I cannot but recommend it – an opportunity not to be missed."

Clíona - Foundation Course Student 2018.