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