Noreen McGuire

Noreen McGuire

Noreen McGuire graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork in 2007, with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture. She attended the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin for postgraduate study and, in 2010, graduated with an MA in Design History and Material Culture with Distinction. In 2011, Noreen began work at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as part of the Collections Management team. She began to take jewellery-making classes in Morley College London and was quickly hooked on working metal by hand. An opportunity to study jewellery in Italy presented itself some years later and Noreen left London to live in Florence where she studied at Metallo Nobile. After returning to Ireland she was accepted onto the intensive two-year Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course where she honed her skills. Architectural, sculptural and geometric forms inspire her work.

In 2018, Noreen’s design was selected by a jury and commissioned as the trophy to be presented to the winner of the 2019 Ceres Award for Lifetime Achievement in Agriculture as part of the Talamh Smart Agriculture Awards; this will be a perpetual award. Noreen hopes to gain further experience within the jewellery industry in Ireland and abroad before setting up her own jewellery company.

“This course has introduced me to a broad range of skills and techniques and is an important stepping stone in becoming a successful jewellery designer. I plan to learn CAD/CAM for jewellery and gain more stone-setting experience in order to further broaden my repertoire .”

Gemset Ring:

18ct gold, peridot, onyx, diamonds

Contact info:

Noreen McGuire
Mohill, Co. Leitrim
+353 87 147 6802

2019 Graduates