Meet the Team
David Thomas, Proprietor & Master Goldsmith
Graduated in 1985 from the Royal College of Art with a masters degree in Arts. David has created several prestigious presentation pieces through the art of gold & silversmithing, which are now on permanent display in the Victoria & Albert Museum London. With extensive knowledge & years of experience at the bench David has also turned his hand to teaching, giving the public a small insight into the work of a goldsmith. As well as designing & making, David's flamboyant energy can also be seen preforming on stage with the Londonderry Musical Society
Lynn Harris, Master Goldsmith
A vital part of our Thomas team, Lynn graduate from Ulster University School of Art with a B.A. Hons in Fine & Applied arts in 2002 & has been a member of the team ever since. Over the years Lynn has found a love for designing & crafting large bespoke commissions such as the City Of Culture pendant & the Isaac Butt trophy. Lynn has an eye for detail, crafting beautiful fluid sculptural pieces which is evident in her Pod & Twist ranges in store. Her ability to multitask is demonstrated through her family life, work commitments & community projects, her community projects include set & costume design for numerous events each year.
Lynn played an instrumental role in identifying the significance of the Tullydonnell Hoard, which is now on permanent display in the Or, Ireland's Gold collection at the National Museum, Dublin.
David McCauley, Goldsmith
David McCauley studied under the guidance of master goldsmith David Thomas for two years at Thomas School Of Jewellery after a career change.
He was consequently accepted into the prestigious Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills And Design College in Kilkenny, graduating in 2019.
In 2018 David was honoured to have his award design chosen by a panel of judges for the 2019 Talamh Smart Agriculture awards. In 2019 his jewellery range was chosen for the Kilkenny Shop project. The range was for sale at the Kilkenny Shop, Dublin for a limited time.
In 2021 David had the great honour of having a very special one-off piece on display at the National Museum Of Ireland at an exhibition called InForm. The piece was consequently accepted into the museum as part of it’s permanent collection.
David is delighted to join the team here at Thomas Goldsmiths where his journey into jewellery first began. He is looking forward to the future as he continues to develop his designs and expand his abilities.
Ellen McAuley, Apprentice Goldsmith
Ellen joined the Thomas Goldsmiths team in 2021, starting out in an admin position and since has found her creative flair in laser engraving, window displays & more recently goldsmithing. Ellen took part in the 6 week workshop where she discovered her passion and has since created bespoke items & has started her own contemporary ring collection which has been highly successful!
Ciarán Bell, Administrator & Retail Associate
Ciarán has just recently joined the team with a background in music, technical support and graphic design. They'll happily help you choose your next piece of jewellery, or that perfect gift for a loved one in-store.
Barley Thomas, Workshop dog
Barley became a Thomas team member in 2012 & has been an instrumental part of the team ever since. His cheery nature & passion for working with the public make him the perfect meet & greeter for the shop.