The Lismore Goldsmiths

The Lismore Goldsmiths Úna O’Dwyer and Moritz Schurmann. Moved from the busy City of Dublin with their young family where they continued to design and make fine contemporary Jewellery in their studio.

Both were reluctant initially to take on the Jewellery shop in Lismore ,thinking it would be too distracting to become a “shopkeeper”. But they were soon proven wrong, “it’s  so satisfying to meet and talk to happy customers “.

Úna O’Dwyer

Úna started her career in art and design in Grennan Mill Craft School in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and spent another two years studying in Letterkenny RTC.

Upon completion of that, Úna spent a further three years studying jewellery design in NCAD where she received a first class honours degree.

After a period of travel and work in the US, Úna returned to Ireland to work with the well-known textile printer Lorainne Bowen as well as renowned silversmith Seamus Gill.

Úna then returned to education to start a H.Dip in art education. On completion she taught art in Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin.

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Moritz Schurmann

Born in Dublin in 1960 to sculptors Gerda Fromel and Werner Schurmann.

After finishing his goldsmith training in Germany Moritz returned back to Dublin to establish a Jewellery workshop.

Moritz with Úna O’Dwyer and their young family relocated to Lismore, Co. Waterford in 2008.

There they set up a jewellery design studio producing unique, handmade pieces of fine jewellery made specific to order. Moritz has worked with a wide range of materials not only precious metals (gold, platinum) and gemstones, but also with alternative materials such as rough raw diamonds, acrylic, etc.

Moritz now in Lismore Goldsmith designs and makes fine jewellery ,engagement rings on commission ,contemporary jewellery for stock and in-between all that he fixes some almost totally damaged pieces.

Moritz also has a few very popular collections that are for sale in the shop, and not forgetting the Treasurering, a very successful christening gift that he designed and has been making since 1997.

And last but not least The Lismore Whistle which was designed by Moritz 2021 and used in the Vodafone Christmas commercial 2021.(“it was great fun to make and it whistles at 800Hz”).

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