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Jane Murtagh was born in Dublin. She graduated in Fine Art, Dun Laoghaire School of Art, 1979
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Artistic Skills & Experience 1979-2011: 

  • One year training with the Dublin Silver Company under silversmith Desmond Taffe, supported by the IDA

  • Six months training in bronze casting at the De Groeve Art Foundry, Belgium, supported by the IDA

  • Steel Fabrication and Welding, ANCO

  • Established art metalwork studio at Cratloe Woods in 1996

  • Established art metalwork teaching studio at Villiers Secondary School, Limerick, supported by the Arts council.

Professional Development 2009-2012 

  • Masterclass, Salt Water Etching, West Dean College, Sussex, UK

  • Masterclasses in drawing, Central St. Martin's, London, UK

  • Masterclass, Patination of Non-ferrous metals, West Dean College, Sussex, UK

  • Selected (one of six Irish metal smiths) to design & make at International Artist Blacksmiths forge-in, Monaghan, 2011.

Professional Experience 

  • Twenty-Nine years of metalwork teaching

  • Art and art metalwork teaching, Mountjoy Prison, Training Unit

  • Art teaching, Dublin VEC

  • Art and art metalwork teaching, Villiers Secondary School, Limerick

  • Course Tutor, Kirsten Kjaer Musuem, Denmark 2013/2014

Irish Artist Blacksmiths Association Demonstration of Skills 

  • Bushy Park Forge (2009)

  • Ballylanders Forge (2009)

  • International Forge-in, Monaghan (2011)

  • Irish Georgian Society, Traditional Skillks, Farmleigh (2011)

  • "Bloom", Phoenix Park, Dublin (2013)


  • Cill Rialaig Residency (2016)

  • Clare County Council Arts Office "Tyrone Guthrie" Bursary (2013)

  • Assistance Under the Arts Act (2014) - Clare County Council Arts Office