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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

The School of Jewellery Student Testimonials

The School of Jewellery Student Testimonials

The School of Jewellery Ireland is located in Dublins city centre and offers a variety of courses in Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills. Our tutors are perfectionists and value the time that each student is dedicating to these challenging but rewarding skills. This is reflected in the facilities provided in a homely, yet totally professional, atmosphere that compliments craft in its truest form.

Many of our students are now active both part time and full time in the Jewellery Trade. Hear what just some of our participants have to say ... 

"Having participated in a number of goldsmith part time courses with the Dublin School of Jewellery over the past number of years and through Deirdre's support and encouragement I am now partaking in the Full-time Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Course.

I know I have chosen the correct path in expending my interest in the area of bespoke jewellery as Deirdre has set out a very stringent and detailed curriculum which will give me the skills, knowledge and confidence to facilitate me changing my hobbyist interest into a professional career. Our work room which has been set up with a workbench, latest equipment and tools each is a bright, tidy, organised and clean area. More importantly, our tutors are all qualified and experienced professionals with the highest of standards.

Every day I am challenged with tasks/assignments which have to be completed in a timely manner and it is tough at times but with their guidance, experience, assistance - and probably a lot of patience - I will achieve my goal." 

By Monica Alton

My background is in carpentry and general building. I have no particular interest in gems or adornment but the intricacy and skill of fine metalwork does fascinate me and having met Deirdre at a crafts fair in the R.D.S.  I thought  “ that is a person I could work with”.

I signed up for a 10 week course and am entirely pleased that I did. Practical, knowledgeable, helpful, professional and consummately cheerful, she is a pleasure to learn from.

The workshop is well equipped, well lit and well run. I am now in my 4th 10 week course and recommend the School of Jewellery to anyone wishing to train to the highest standard. 

By Roly, Dublin

"The School of Jewellery has been set up to the highest spec. The best quality tools and supplies are in abundance, so the focus of every class is on learning and doing and not queuing for a turn of a tool! With a class size of up to 10, you are guaranteed to get individual attention from Deirdre who has carefully chosen projects for beginners that ensures challenge, the learning of key skills.

What is very impressive is that the classes cater for students at different skill levels and that doesn't seem to phase Deirdre in the slightest - so it's great for the beginner to be among other students who are also starting off and others that are more advanced. The atmosphere is friendly but highly professional.

It's just super to go to a class that encourages creativity and challenges you to get to the next level every time. It's clear that Deirdre is an amazing goldsmith but what's even better is that she is happy to teach you everything that she knows including tricks of the trade you'd never find in reference books!  Be warned it's addictive! 

By Tracy 

Read all student testimonials here

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