Tuula Harrington

Tuula Harrington, Goldsmith and Jewellery Designer

The art of Goldsmithing has been part of world cultures for thousands of years and still thrives in today’s fast–moving world of disposable and mass-produced products.

Designworks Studio in-house goldsmith and designer Tuula Harrington believes in the values and quality of this beautiful ancient craft and it’s place in a contemporary context.

Tuula was brought up in Ireland with a dual cultural influence, as her Mother is Finnish and Father Irish. Growing up she found this an advantage for seeing things from more than one perspective. Today the two cultures remain important influences on her life and work. She was introduced to the art of Goldsmithing by German master Goldsmith Gabrielle Muller Heffter and trained as her apprentice from 1993-1996 in Assisi Italy.

In 2000 Tuula graduated with a BA (hons.) in Metalwork and Jewellery from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England.

Tuula currently runs her Gallery and Workshop, Designworks Studio in Cork City Centre and continues to strive towards creating and designing jewellery of the highest quality.

Tuula also runs a Bespoke Commission and Restyle Service in Designworks Studio. Whether updating your existing fine jewellery or designing and creating your special engagement and wedding ring, Tuula can advise and guide clients through the whole process from initial concept to creation. Please contact us by phone, email or drop in to us here at Designworks Studio for further details.

visit website: www.tuulaharrington.com
Examples of Previous Bespoke Commissions by Tuula available on www.tuulaharrington.com

Sample of work

SARVI (antler) Ring set with Brilliant cut Diamond and Gold detailBIRTHSTONE STACK RINGS COLLECTIONPANSSARI COLLECTION,  SILVER PLECTRUM CADCADE NECKLACEIKUUISUUS OVERLAPPING COLLECTION, Silver Overlapping RingsFACETED COCKTAIL COLLECTION, Silver and Smokey Quartz RingBIRTHSTONE STACK RINGS COLLECTIONPANSSARI COLLECTION, SILVER PLECTRUM BRACELETPANSSARI COLLECTION, SILVER PLECTRUM COLLAR NECKLACEFACETED COCKTAIL COLLECTION, Silver and Smokey Quartz PendantIKUUISUUS OVERLAPPING COLLECTION, Silver Overlapping PendantPANSSARI COLLECTION, SILVER PLECTRUM BREASTPLATE NECKPIECEPANSSARI COLLECTION, SILVER PLECTRUM DOGTAG PENDANTSARVI (antler)COLLECTION SILVER,CITRINE ANTLER AND DIAMOND by Tuula HarringtonSARVI (antler)COLLECTION, Silver Cast Antler Ring by Tuula HarringtonSARVI (antler)COLLECTION SILVER,HAND BLOWN GLASS, ANTLER AND DIAMOND by Tuula Harrington and Róisín de Buitléar collaborative work

News & Events

Spring Clean

  Designworks Studio will be closed on Monday 8th February 2016 for a spruce-up and stock-take! We will open as usual on Tuesday at 10.00am.

Designer Launch 29th October 2015, Maria Dorai-Raj and Helle Helsner

Designworks Studio are excited to launch two new designers in store, Thursday 29th Oct 2015 @ 6pm. Two new cork based Designer/Artists: Maria Dorai-Raj & Helle Helsner  

Designworks Studio

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Angela O'Keefe - Florida Earrings (9ct gold, resin, salt crystals, pigment) Hard Candy Ring by Ger Breslin (jee jewellery) Helena Malone Rhapsody Crossover Silver Pendant


Home to a unique Irish jewellery store and gallery with in-house designers and a thriving workshop in the heart of Cork City.


Our jewellery is all handcrafted by a selection of Irelands most prestigious and talented jewellery designers and goldsmiths. Our team here in Cork are welcoming and all involved in the management of the studio, which gives you our customer a unique and personal experience when shopping with Designworks Studio. Utilizing our wealth of industry knowledge and expertise we are happy to assist you when choosing the perfect piece of handmade jewellery.

What we offer


A carefully select range of unique and contemporary fine jewellery to suit all occasions.

Excellent bespoke commission, restyle and repair services.

On top of all that we also run industry/public exhibitions and events throughout the year.

So whether your looking for a gorgeous designer one-off piece of jewellery, a special gift for a loved one or just want to discover our talented designers and collections then please explore and enjoy our website or why call into us at Designworks Studio here in Cork City.