Galway Community College
Further Education

Jewellery Making-Intermediate - TUESDAYS

Jewellery Making-Intermediate - TUESDAYS



Jewellery Making-Intermediate - TUESDAYS


Category: Arts & Crafts

This course is designed for beginners. You will get an opportunity to try a variety of techniques to make your own piece of unique jewellery in sterling silver. The techniques taught will include an introduction to piercing, filing, texturing and finishing. How thrilling to wear your very own designs!


Berina Kelly

Born in Galway, Berina trained with the Crafts Council of Ireland as a Goldsmith in the early 90's, she went onto achieve a first class honours degree in Fine and Applied Art At the University of Ulster in 1997.

Berina then went onto to gain valuable experience working in several studios Nationally and Internationally including working as the technician for the Degree in Fine and Applied Art, Jewellery at University of Ulster and Froukje Idsardi at her jewellery studios in Delft, The Netherlands.

Since 1999, she has worked from her own studio in Galway. Berina’s work is immersed in nature and influenced greatly by her surroundings in the West of Ireland, she designs and makes exhibition and collectable pieces in sterling silver and 18ct gold. Berina likes to sometimes add wood, paper, semiprecious beads and stones to her work, she also designs small collections blending elements of her one-off pieces, in sterling silver, described as 'contemporary designs using traditional goldsmithing techniques', the collections include neckpieces, brooches, earrings and rings.

Berina has exhibited Nationally and Internationally. One of her Art of Gold pieces can be seen in the permanent collections at The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.

Berinas work has been described as:

‘delicate, generous, yet imaginative’ ‘exaggerating the more conventional elements of Jewellery Design’ ‘pushing the barriers of wear ability, with the use of strong shapes, in delicate applications’

Fee: €150
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: 2024-09-17
Start/End Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Jewellery Making-Intermediate - TUESDAYS
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