David McCauley

David McCauley

David McCauley’s first experience in jewellery making was on a weekend course at the School of Jewellery in Dublin, after which he attended Thomas School of Jewellery in Derry under the guidance of master goldsmith David Thomas on a part-time basis for two years. This training led to David being accepted on to the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course.

David developed a body of work during the two-year programme that demonstrated a creative flare and an ability to push the boundaries of design and technique. In 2018, David’s design was selected by a jury and commissioned as the trophy to be presented to the winners of the 2019 Talamh Smart Agricultural Awards; this will be a perpetual award. As one of the finalists in the Bench to Business module in conjunction with the Kilkenny Group, David will showcase his jewellery range in the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street, Dublin in September 2019.

In 2019, David completed a three-week work placement with gold and silversmith Liam Costigan. Upon graduation, David will expand and develop his skills further by working in the jewellery industry for Aaron O’Sullivan Goldsmiths in Naas, Co. Kildare.

“This course has provided me with a platform to learn valuable craft and design skills from a broad range of goldsmithing disciplines. The tuition on this course has been provided by some of the most incredible and highly skilled craftspeople and designers in the industry today.”

Gemset Ring:

Amethyst Ring
18ct gold, platinum, amethyst, rubies, sapphires, white diamonds, green diamonds

Contact info:

David McCauley
Derry City
+353 89 257 3804

2019 Graduates