JEWELLER CASSIE IMPRESSES
A GREYSTONES jeweller has collected a top prize as she graduates from the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course.
Cassie McCann was presented with the Course Manager’s Award by Eimear Conyard, Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course Manager.
The Wicklow woman was chosen for the award in recognition of ‘her overall contribution to the course and the student body, and in particular for the outstanding craftsmanship in her Fabergé-style egg which features a hand-carved mermaid and enameled outer surface’ (pictured).
Cassie’s work is currently on show at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny as part of Lustre, and exhibition of work by the graduates of the course.
Cassie comes from a graphic design background. In 2009, she decided to explore a love of jewellery by attending some short courses and working part-time for AMOC Jewellery in Wicklow.
During the DCCoI programme she completed the GemA Diamond Grading Practical exam as well as a work placement with Liam Costigan Goldsmith and teaching experience at The Jewellery School, Birmingham. Cassie will now continue her training within the
Adele O’Neill with her husband Alan and daughters Alanna and Ava at the launch of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ at Arklow Golf Club