Jewellery Graduate Exhibition12 July - 5 August
An exhibition of precious jewelery and hollowware in gold, silver, platinum and gems by the 2019 graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s world-renowned Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course, based in Castle Yard, Kilkenny. The exhibition showcases the high level of craftsmanship and skills honed by the students during the intensive two-year programme.
The students work solely in precious metals with gemstones and have been encouraged to push boundaries in technique and innovative designs, evident in the almost 100 pieces on display. The exhibition showcases the technical ability and design aesthetics of each of the graduates including Palladium and 18-carat gold rings set with a single, coloured gemstone, illustrating the student’s individual approach to a common brief. Most of the creations featured will be available to purchase, offering visitors to the gallery an opportunity to acquire work by Ireland’s emerging jewellery designers.
The exhibition launch will be on Friday 12 July.
DCCoI’s Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course is a unique programme in jewellery education in Europe and is the only one of its kind in Ireland. The course 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.
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