Emerge & Make

Emerge & Make

15 July 2015 – 1 August 2015


Emerge & Make15 July 2015 – 1 August 2015

Aron Browne | Paul Coyne | Regina Finn | Louise France | Joanne Gamble | Jacob Golaszewski | Caroline Gray | Sarah Gregory | Eleanor Haworth | Ian O'Brien | Paula O'Callaghan | Charlie Ratcliff

Each year, the National Craft Gallery hosts a graduate exhibition from one of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s two skills schools, which specialise in jewellery and ceramics.

Emerge & Make will be an exhibition of the 2015 graduates from the Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course which is based in Castle Yard, Kilkenny City.  This is a unique programme in jewellery education in Europe and is the only one of its kind in Ireland. The course focuses on the use of precious metals and gemstones and covers design, quantity production techniques and manufacture. Specialist subjects such as engraving, enamelling, gemmology, stone setting and silversmithing are taught by experts from the jewellery industry in Ireland and abroad. The emphasis on design and craftsmanship enables students to successfully progress within the industry.

The Emerge & Make selling exhibition shows contemporary Irish jewellery design in precious metals with over 100 pieces of individual design on display.

Curated by Dieter Rowe-Setz.

See www.jewellerycourse.ie for more information on DCCoI's Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course.

Education & Outreach


Curator Dieter Rowe-Setz in conversation with guests. Followed by official opening with Jacinta O’Brien, Managing Editor, Jewel Magazine.

LATE DATE: MEET THE MAKERS Thur 23rd July 6.00pm

Meet graduates from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course discussing their work and enjoy live demonstrations of techniques. Free event, no booking required, refreshments served.

FAMILY DAY: WIZARD WIRE & FAIRY BEADS Thur 30th July 10.30am & 12noon

Design and make your own unique piece of jewellery with wire and beads at this fun interactive workshop. Suitable for 5+. Booking required 056 7796151 or events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

DISCOVER & DESIGN Tues - Sat 10am - 5.30pm, Sun 11am - 5.30pm

Visitors of all ages can design, draw and create with self-guided activities. Drop in and get creative!