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Coilin O'Dubhghaill

Dr Cóilín O'Dubhghaill BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

Senior Research Fellow


I am a silversmith based in Sheffield. I trained at Grennan Mill craft school and Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1996.

I subsequently worked as a designer for industry in India, the Philippines, and the UK, and set up a workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1998, I moved to Tokyo, to study in the metalwork department at the National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo Geidai), receiving a doctorate in 2005. My research looks at the intersection between traditional craft processes and new technologies. 

I am a co-founder and director of the spin out company Mikana Innovations Ltd. In 2015, I was awarded the Bavarian State Prize for outstanding contributions in applied art and design. My work is held in national and international collections. I teach on the Jewellery and Metalwork undergraduate program in Sheffield and Hong Kong, and supervise postgraduate research students.

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