Interview Edel Cassidy
Can you tell me a little about your education/training?
I graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2015 with a BA in Metals and Jewellery Design. While studying there, I considered a range of possibilities from fashion design and textiles to fine art, print and ceramics. However, I felt that there was a lot of potential for me to express my ideas through the medium of jewellery and metalwork, so I decided to finish my studies in this subject.
I completed a semester as an Erasmus student at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. While there, my mind opened up to the possibilities of fusing different materials in interesting ways. This was a very liberating experience and benefited my work so much.
In 2021, I graduated with an MA in Fashion and Technology from the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. As my work draws on different elements that fuse aspects of traditional design with digital technology, Linz was the perfect place to explore this fusion further. My time in Austria enabled me to work extensively with innovative 3D printing processes, robotics and new material explorations within the context of fashion and jewellery design. The education and training that I’ve received so far have been crucial in the development of my work.