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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

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