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Metal Clay Ireland - Diploma Support Centre

Rose BourkeOwner: Rose Bourke

Location: Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Address: 2 Ayrhill Court, Ayrhill, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary    

Website: Metal Clay Ireland

Tel: 00353 87 9470543






Information about Rose

Creativity has always been a part of my life in some shape or form. I originally trained in Interior Design and hold a Rhodec Diploma. I have a keen interest in painting (particularly texture and mixed media). 

I originally started making jewellery some years ago initially working with silver, wire and polymer clay. I became fascinated by Metal Clay, in particular the flexibility and freedom to design and make ‘wearable art’. I immediately set out to source the most professional course I could find and my search led me to the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery. 

My first class was a complete ‘wow factor’ and I was immediately ‘hooked’ on Metal Clay; in particular the creative possibilities available which allowed me to incorporate my love of mixed media i.e. use of textures,  incorporating polymer clay, enameling, construction and form to name a few.  

I have recently started experimenting with Bronze and Copper Clay which opens up another new dimension to the ever changing world of metal clay.

Rose's Qualifications and Experience

I am a qualified tutor in Metal Clay and hold the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery Diploma in Silver Metal Clay and intend to complete the Higher Diploma at MCSJ. 

I teach courses in basic Metal Clay Skills and also enjoy making ‘wearable art’ for sale and commission.

Rose's work

Rose's work

Diploma Support Services Provided:

  • Kiln Firing Services – drop-in or post-in service
  • Critique Sessions for Student’s project piece beforsending in for evaluation
  • Open Workshop days for students’ to use tools and equipment
  • Help and advice sessions

Classes offered which support the Diploma Grade 1 Home Study Course:

  • Introduction to Metal Clay
  • Workshops in techniques to support project work
  • Basic Metal Smith skills (earring hooks, texture making)

Metal Clay Ireland's Studio

Metal Clay Ireland's Studio

Metal Clay Ireland's Studio



Rose's work


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