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For over 30 years, Deirdre has specialised in creating bespoke jewellery using 18ct gold and platinum.
Deirdre was traditionally trained under a goldsmithing apprenticeship that she followed with a 2 year design and creative course in the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. In both 1987 and 1988 she was awarded the prestigious Emma Jessie Phipps Scholarship from the Birmingham School of Jewellery.
The French style of jewellery captured her imagination and still influences her designs today. With clients in London and Dublin, Deirdre returned to base her studio and workshop in Dublin in 1996 but continued to travel to London, Paris, the U.S.A. and Australia meeting fellow Goldsmiths and clients.
Deirdre had a small concession shop in Brown Thomas, Dublin 2, then opened a jewellery studio and shop on South Anne Street in Dublin 2 with a fellow Goldsmith.
She has featured in many publications including The Irish Times, Image Magazine, Social & Personal, Confetti and has been interviewed on TV3.