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Sustainability + Reinventing Family Heirlooms with Benchspace

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About the event

Join Benchspace to discover more about the work of Goldsmith Alex Thiel and the way in which she transforms family heirlooms into beautifully redesigned pieces.

Alex produces limited edition jewellery collections, handcrafted in gold and Sterling silver with precious gemstones and pearls. She is inspired by a love of mixing old styles with modern approaches, leading to the redesign and creation of one-of-a-kind commissions inspired by family history. In this process, Alex connects generational legacies by giving new life to cherished heirloom jewellery, including re-using vintage gems and precious metals in her personalised new designs.


Where is it taking place?

Unit O15
Marina Commercial Park
Centre Park Rd
T12 KRH7

Who is it suitable for?

Adults 18+


Not all workshop spaces are built to accommodate diverse needs. Please email with questions

When is it taking place?

Tuesday August 22nd, 7pm to 8pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. To book visit Course Link/ Registration

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Additional information 

Benchspace is Ireland’s first, shared, creative manufacturing hub.

Their multidisciplinary workshops are equipped with digital design and fabrication facilities, along with modular open-plan studios.

The founding idea of Benchspace is to assist creative start-ups. Key to this objective is to provide affordable access to work space and professional equipment.

Such facilities naturally complement Further Education and Higher Education programmes producing graduates in creative and making focused disciplines. Benchspace lowers the barriers for graduates taking their first steps into the start-up market.

This event is a part of Cork Craft Month with Cork Craft and Design Collective. Summer 2023 will mark the 14th annual Cork Craft Month with over 50 events taking place all across the county.


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Event Details

Maker: Alex Thiel

Starts: Tue 22 Aug at 7:00 pm

Ends: Tue 22 Aug at 8:00 pm

Craft Type: Jewellery Making

Event Location: Cork City

Event Type: Workshop

Price: Free