The fair will take place from the 4th to 6th of November. We will be filling the Gallery with handmade quality Irish craft from makers selling include ceramics, jewellery and glass as well as textiles, wood, metals and precious metals as well as paper, leatherwork and mixed media.

This is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early whilst supporting local Irish handmade craft!

Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries.

CRAFT FAIR OPENING TIMES

  • Friday 4th November 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday 5th November 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 6th November 11am - 5pm

The wonderful Makers that will be selling their craft at the fair include:

Anita Brennan Textiles

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Anita Brennan is part of the Castlecomer Discovery Park Craft Network and makes beautiful knits and clothing for all ages.

Anne Harrington Rees Designs

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Anne Harrington Rees has been drawing, making and designing since childhood, on paper, in landscaping and in fibre. A degree in Landscape Horticulture, a HND in Design Crafts, studies in Surface Pattern Design and a passion and concern for Nature all feed into Anne’s practice. From award-winning sculptural baskets to colourful textiles and prints, Anne creates so that people can experience the magic of nature in their own home, wherever in the world that may be.

https://anneharringtonreesdesigns.ie/

Antonio Bozic Contemporary Handmade Furniture

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A young maker that arises in response to the needs of a certain sector of the public whose concerns reflect an entire lifestyle. Rejecting industrial constraints has been the objective. True to this aesthetic commitment, Antonio choses, as support to shape his designs, the complicity of good craftsmanship and the noblest materials.

Artists by Night, Dani Bergman

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A jewellery designer and creator located in Discovery Park for the last fourteen years. Dani Bergman creates bespoke pieces in sterling silver and fine silver and gold, as well as using precious and semiprecious stones. Winner of Crafts person of the year for Kilkenny, and Bespoke Jewellery shop of the year 2020 - South East Ireland. A member of the DCCI.

https://www.facebook.com/dani.bergman.1/

Away with Nature

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Away with Nature was created by Fiona O'Donohoe, a skincare formulator with an passion for nature. Fiona finds working with organic, natural ingredients and essential oils extremely therapeutic and this is reflected is her experience based products! Away with Nature gives you the opportunity to buy amazing products complementing the skincare collection from Temple Grade Hand Rolled Incense, Herbal Tea, Gemstone Jewellery & Ceramic Wildflower Mugs.

www.awaywithnature.com

Biddy's Good Luck Horse Shoes

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Anne Healy makes beautiful pieces of good luck from genuine horse shoes, all pieces are made using horseshoes once worn by Irish Sports horses. The pieces are unique and bring joy and happiness and lots of good luck. A beautiful old tradition full of meaning. All products are sustainable and the company ethos is to protect the environment make wonderful gifts that are keepsakes for life. Member of DCCI.

Biddy's Good Luck Horse Shoes

Catherine Conroy Designs

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Goldsmith and designer Catherine Conroy creates contemporary fine jewellery with a flair for simplicity in time honoured materials. Working from her studio based in Co. Kilkenny all of Catherine’s artworks are made and finished by hand using traditional techniques. Catherine finds her inspiration from intensely observing the shapes, patterns and cycles that can be found in the natural world. She also draws great inspiration from the tribal artefacts of pre Columbian cultures. Her interest in how these ancient civilizations lived and understood the world around them began during her years spent living in Canada and informs the aesthetic of her work today. The tools and ornaments such as discs, arrows, whorls and feather shapes of these societies are reoccurring motifs in her designs. Catherine is a member of the Made in Kilkenny bespoke craft collective since 2016, a graduate of the DCCOI Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course and a Jewellery and a Metalsmithing BFA graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Catherine’s work has been exhibited in the RDS National Crafts Show 2010, 2011, 2015 and has been shortlisted for the Future Makers Awards 2012. Catherine’s jewellery has also represented Canada at the Concours International des Jeunes Createurs de Mode 2000, Paris and was shortlisted for the American Craft Museum Horizon Award 2002. The quality of craftsmanship and design, combined with the timeless integrity of the materials Catherine employs in making her creations ensures they will be enjoyed and treasured for now and also by future generations. Member of DCCI.

https://www.catherineconroy.ie/

Clare O'Connor

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Clare O'Connor is a multidisciplinary Artist & Designer. Her art is all about vibrant colour, movement and energy and she has brought that sense of colour and energy into her accessory ranges and homewares. All her scarves are created in Como in Italy, they are limited editions of her paintings, season-less & collectible, in-line with slow sustainable fashion. Her collections are available in Silk, Cashmere, Wool, Model, Linen & Bamboo which are all natural fabrics. At the Craft Fair, Clare will also have a range of 100% Silk & 100% Linen Shift dresses & tops, limited edition prints & art totebags.

www.clareoconnor.net

DeBurca Design

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Mary Bourke, the goldsmith behind the jewellery brand DeBurca Design, originally from Mayo, has set up her own studio in rural county Carlow overlooking the Barrow valley. Mary takes ideas from nature such as repetition and pattern and the interplay of light, line and shadow, and demonstrates these through her jewellery designs, working with silver, gold, pearls and precious stones. She creates her pieces using traditional goldsmithing skills, making bespoke jewellery for private clients as well as her own jewellery designs. Member of FORM Design Made in Carlow.

https://www.deburcadesign.ie/

Dominika Stoppa

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Nature inspired linocut prints. Dominika is part of the Castlecomer Craft Network and has a studio in the Castlecomer Craft Yard. A member of DCCI.

https://dominikastoppa.com/

Emma Jane Champley Jewellery

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Emma Jane Champley designs and makes jewellery working with silver, gold, resin, wood, semi precious and precious stones to create one off commissions and statement collections. Intrigued with fastenings and moving parts, these mechanisms often take centre stage in her work, resulting in a playful dialogue between form and function. Emma Jane likes to invite the wearer to interact with the jewellery, to be aware of it through its weight, feel or the sounds it makes.

Founding member of FORM Design made in Carlow Showcase 2015 Best Craft Product Award-Highly commended Member of DCCOI Jewellery tutor for CKETB.

https://www.emmajanechampley.com/

Eoghan Leadbetter Woodturner

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Eoghan Leadbetter is a woodturner based at Jerpoint Glass Studio in Kilkenny who designs and creates a range of handmade sustainable wooden products with a strong focus on form, functionality. All of the wood used is sourced locally from wind felled trees. Eoghan Leadbetter utilizes every bit of the tree and nothing goes to waste. Starting with cutting the tree into large slabs of wood to make bowls and using the off cuts to make coffee scoops, salad spoons and butter knives. Eoghan's work is available from craft shops around Ireland including The Irish Design Shop and Ardmore Pottery and he has received commissions from The Kerry Group, The Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate and his pieces are part of private collections across the globe. Eoghan Leadbetter is a member of Made in Kilkenny.

https://eoghanleadbetter.com/

Eric Phillips

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The quality of our surroundings has an important impact on our wellbeing and daily lives. Eric Phillips is a designer maker of furniture and interior solutions, using quality hardwoods that are FSC certified, which ensures their origin in responsibly and sustainably managed forests. Eric employs traditional techniques of assembly combined with contemporary original design and works with fine sections focussing on the strength and beauty of the joinery. These timeless pieces are an investment that will continue to give pleasure. Selected for the "Wider Program" in the DCCI Portfolio competition 2019 and 2021. Shortlisted for the competition hosted by the DCCI/Museum of Ireland Covid Commission. Member of Made in Kilkenny and DCCI.

https://ericphillips.ie/

Fred O’Mahony Woodturning

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Fred O’Mahony is an Irish Woodturner who has been working and developing his skills for 30 years. His passion for his craft is evident in the innovative products and gifts produced from selected renewable Irish native hardwoods which have been sustainably sourced. In his studio overlooking the river suir Fred creates hand turned functional and artistic pieces from Olive, Ash or Beech. Beautiful and timeless wood turned bowls and platters of various sizes. Every piece is unique and special with its own character due to the gorgeous colours and grain patterns produced naturally in the wood. Member of DCCI.

https://www.fredomahonywoodturning.com/

Harry Reid Woodturning

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Harry Reid is a County Kilkenny Woodturner and has been turning a wide variety of woods for more than 20 years. Hr creates both functional and decorative pieces. Woods such as Oak, Beech, Yew, Laburnum. Bog Oak, are just some of the varieties turned. His work has been sold widely around the World. Harry Reid is a Member of the Irish Woodturners Guild as well as the South East Woodturners Chapter.

https://harryreidwoodturning.wordpress.com/about/

Inner Island

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Gemma O’Leary is inspired by the world around her, it can come from anywhere. A rock, a child’s game or a window design are a few examples of seemingly mundane items that have led to whole collections. The ethos of the brand is to bring a refined, subtle approach to design, starting with simple shapes and introducing unexpected details, with the intention of creating pieces that will surprise and delight with a modern contemporary aesthetic.

https://innerisland.ie/

Jennifer Cavey O’Donoghue

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Jennifer is a Kilkenny based designer specialising in hand embroidery who believers in a 'more is more' approach and aim to create work that is full of colour and whimsy. Imagined flowers eternally in bloom, sparkling threads, beads and jewels. Jennifer makes brooches, framed embroideries and painted textiles for the home. In a time of consumerism and next day delivery, she relishes in this slow work where the techniques remain the same after centuries and the pieces are made to last. Jennifer embroiders on a frame of stretched silk organza with larger works taking up to 300 hours. She combines a love textiles, botanicals and the countryside with a studio surrounded by greenery and flowers where inspiration is always close. Jennifer's work has been presented to President D. Higgins and has featured in The Irish Times, The Gloss Magazine, Vogue UK, Tatler UK. Jennifer has a BA Hons in Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2013 Haute Couture Embroidery at Ecole Lesage, Paris and she completed internships at Oscar de la Renta, New York, Lulu Guinness, London, Liberty Art Fabrics, London, Louis Copeland, Dublin.

https://www.jennifercaveyodonoghue.com/

Jerpoint Glass

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Shaping and giving life to molten glass in the heart of Kilkenny since 1979, Jerpoint glass studio pride itself on its authenticity and craftsmanship. Every piece of glassware in the Jerpoint range is designed, handmade and hand-finished in our studio. Jerpoint Glass has been in operation since 1979 and is selling through its shop in County Kilkenny as well as through a carefully selected network of craft and homeward shops nationally and internationally. Members of the prestigious Made In Kilkenny group and the Irish Glass Society, Jerpoint Glass has over the years been awarded for the excellence of its work. These awards include the California gold medal and numerous RDS showcase awards. More recently, Jerpoint Glass has received the Homo Faber label in recognition of its authenticity and high level of craftsmanship. Member of DCCI.

https://www.jerpointglass.com/

Karen Young Design

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Karen Young makes a range of accessories in Irish tweed and other natural fabrics. Inspired by nature, she combines embroidered designs with the fabrics to create pieces, including brooches using freestanding machine embroidery. Member of DCCI.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ciw5OxOLZEi/

Keva Ceramics

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Eva Kaszas was born in Hungary where she studied pottery. In 2016 she graduated from DCCI Ceramics Skills and Design Course in Thomastown. Eva's sculptural vessels are created by joining and modelling hand-thrown sections, evocative of spiritual traditions, also influenced by the richness of primitive, ethnic and tribal art. She also finds inspiration from nature. The ongoing changes that she encounters on her daily walks give her a sense of freedom, which translates naturally to her unique ceramic pieces. Member of Ceramics Ireland and DCCI.

https://www.instagram.com/keva_ceramics/

Leiko Felt

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Leiko Uchiyama is a felt making artist based in rural county Carlow in the south east of Ireland. Born in Yokohama, Japan in 1966, she has lived and worked in France, New Zealand, Indonesia as well as her native Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. She has exhibited in galleries in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan, and gives workshops, teaching her distinctive ‘pine needle’ technique, all over the world. Her work has been published in numerous international textile books and magazines, and she is acknowledged as one of the leading felt-making artists working in the world today. Leiko initially studied Animal Science at Obihiro University in Hokkaido, Japan, where she developed an interest in sheep, before going on to study textiles at the Otsuka Textile Design School in Tokyo in 1992. As her passion for woollen textiles grew, she travelled extensively for research, including to New Zealand where she learned to sheer sheep, to Mongolia, where she studied the textile traditions of the nomadic herding communities, and to Ireland, where she began to develop strong links with the felt-making community there. Her work ranges from functional pieces such as tableware and rugs, to wearable items like tunics, scarves and wraps, to more esoteric felt work that inhabit the growing space between craft and fine art. She regularly exhibits in galleries in Japan, including solo shows at Gallery Tansei in Kushiro and Saito Gallery in Sapporo, as well a group shows in Ireland, Australia, Germany and the US. In 2019, she was the manager of Team Japan in the World Sheep Shearing Competition in France. Member of Form design made in Carlow. Member of DCCI.

https://www.leikofelt.com/

LithicWorks 

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As a stone worker (craft and sculpture), Martins work concentrates on natural, organic forms and the composition and texture of the stone he is working. A sense of place and a concern for the natural environment informs Martins practice, with inspiration drawn from the trees, hedgerows, stone walls, bogs and the landscape of the Blackstairs Mountains. It is the “irregularity of nature”, the biodiversity and the small generally unseen things that interest him. Martin explores the sculptural form and shape of the things he finds, and also their divisions, segmentation, ridges, lobes, patterns and textures in relation to their feel and interaction with light. Martin has always been fascinated by the physical landscape and this led to a career previously as an Engineering Geologist. This understanding of the geological processes and a feel for the material of stone has led to his desire to work stone. Martin works mainly with local Kilkenny limestone, often waste off-cuts from local quarries, full of fossiliferous life, that can be worked from light grey to black. Martin also uses local Carlow granite or any found stone suitable to work.

Credits: Selection to National Design & Craft Gallery - “Made in Ireland” - 2021/22 Selection to National Design & Craft Gallery - “Curious Treasures 2” - 2021 Selection for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Annual Exhibitions (2017/18/20/21/22) Awarded ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture - Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) - 2018

https://lithicworks.com/

Monica Dunne

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As a Visual artist craftwork plays a large part in Monica Dunnes art practice. Monica considers herself a maker concentrating on method's traditionally associated with craft with inspiration taken from folklore and nature. People, animals, insects, birds, flora and fauna all play their part in helping Monica to tell a story through her work. Using Papercut as my medium, pen and knife are Monica’s tools. She sketches and cuts adding colour or using the more traditional black and white paper to create. For the last three years Monica has concentrated exclusively on the craft of papercut to perfect her skill and give her personal touch to this traditional craft. Member of DCCI.

https://www.instagram.com/monica.dunne1/

Naoi Store

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Naoi Store by Namitha Rajan is built on Namitha’s love of painting and working with paper of different colours and textures and turning them into wearable pieces for everyday use. Namitha paints on wooden blanks in various shapes and sizes and create colourful pieces of jewellery for everyday wear and some eye catching statement pieces. Namitha also uses paper to decoupage onto wood to create earrings, pendants and a few selective wooden accessories. Namitha was a finalist in the 2022 Irish Made Awards.

https://www.naoistore.com/

Paula Brophy Knitwear

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Paula Brophy creates beautiful hand-knitted pieces from newborn to adult sizes. Perfect gifts for all occasions!

https://www.facebook.com/IrishGiftKnits/

Rayleen Clancy

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Rayleen Clancy’s stained glass work uses the traditional materials and techniques used date back to the Middle Ages in Europe, these are combined with state of the art, low energy, LED panels to create wall mounted lights. The underwater imagery and hybrid creatures in the work are influenced by the illustrated medieval bestiaries and modern day cryptid myths, filtered through a feminine viewpoint. Rayleen has exhibited in group and solo shows across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Recent awards include The Arts Council Agility Award, ArtLinks Bursary Award, Waterford City and County Arts Grant, Cill Rialaig Residency Award and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award. She has works in the Waterford Municipal Collection and the Office of Public Works Collection. She studied in Fine Art and Film in the National College of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Technology and the San Francisco Art Institute.

https://www.instagram.com/rayleen.clancy/?hl=en

Sew, Tea, Dough

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Sew, Tea, Dough by Aoife Lyons is a one woman enterprise based in county Kilkenny making sewn items from high quality fabric and leather to create a range of colourful, vibrant, fun and functional unique pieces.

https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/SewTeaDough

Slaney Quilting Studio

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Tomomi McElwee creates original quilts of both functional and art style in all sizes from coasters and to fit king size beds. A dedicated and highly talented quilt maker Tomomi designs the pattern, chooses the fabric and adds texture and decoration. Tomomi has won many awards at the All Ireland Quilt Competition and is a Member of the Irish Patchwork Society, and FORM Design/Made in Carlow.

https://slaneyquiltingstudio.com/

SOS Kilkenny

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Butler Gallery is delighted to welcome SOS Kilkenny to the Craft Fair. SOS Kilkenny is a not-for-profit organisation based in Kilkenny supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Each piece is individually crafted to a high standard by various artists.

https://www.soskilkenny.com/

Spirit Jewellery

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Friederike Grace is a master goldsmith who trained in Germany and works from her studio in Burnchurch Co. Kilkenny. Kilkenny. The idyllic country setting inspires her work. She manifests organic and geometric shapes into reality. Friederike loves working with precious metals, adding a splash of colour by incorporating Gemstones and Diamonds that catch the light, underlining your, the wearers, beauty and uniqueness. Friederike is a member of MADE in Kilkenny.

https://www.spiritjewellery.ie/

Tilted Anchor Jewellery

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Tilted Anchor is the home of hand crafted jewellery by Ali Peter, a Canadian from the maritime province of Nova Scotia living in Ireland. Ali’s work is personal and distinctive and evolves through the creative exploration of hand-forged precious metals and unique gemstones, often of unusual cut, sourced from near and far. Gold, silver, and gemstones such as tourmalines, opals, sapphires, rubies, and aquamarines are the natural materials, ethically sourced, that inspire her with their intrinsic beauty, and with their storied use down the ages by great craftspeople. Ali’s love of the sea and texture is reflected in her brand name, Tilted Anchor, which conjures the image of an aged anchor, its surface etched by the remorseless forces of time and sea, lying on its side. She strives in her work to emulate an anchor's powerful harmony of form and function, and its totemic significance as a symbol of sea, journey and the duality of risk and adventure. Every free spirit needs an anchor! Ali lived for many years in South Korea and Japan, and her art is inspired by the Japanese concepts of wabi-sabi and kintsugi. Wabi-sabi embraces the impermanence of life and the beauty of transience and its influence is found in her use of texture and irregular shapes that mirror nature. Kintsugi means 'golden joinery' and treats the breakage and repair of an object as adding to it, rather than as something to conceal, as found in sterile ideas of perfection. These concepts contribute to Ali’s philosophy: to reveal the beauty found within materials in the form of wearable art.

https://tiltedanchorjewellery.com/

Totes Upcycled

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Lisa Hodge hand makes tote bags and accessories by upcycling old, unused, pre loved and vintage fabrics, some of which are printed with her own original designs of places in Ireland and Irish animals. Lisa's bags are widely popular and sold in various locations in the South East. Recycling and reusing materials to make something of quality that can look beautiful and be used practically on a regular basis is Lisa's aim. Member of DCCI.

https://www.instagram.com/totesupcycledireland/?hl=en

Valg Studio

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Liga Valge, designer maker behind Valg-Studio specialises in the medium of polymer clay to create simple, contemporary statement jewellery and sculptural wall art. Although self thought, Liga continues to master her craft by regularly participating in international workshops always striving to bring her work to the next level. Growing up in the 1980's in rural Latvia instilled in Liga, a hard working ethos which allowed her the freedom to follow her creative dream by establishing her brand when she arrived in Ireland sixteen years ago. Her current collection ‘Shadow and Light’ is inspired by Liga's close connection to nature. Need for change, connecting with nature and self care during the challenging time of pandemic are core pillars behind this new work. On her daily walks Liga began to take notice and become aware of the shapes, sounds and colours around her. This new collection immortalises the play of patterns of light and shade that are cast under the sunlit trees. Just as there are dark moments in our life , there is always a ray of hope and healing. The theme behind this work is like unwritten story that unfolds at the meeting point when work of craft and its viewer/wearer connect. Member of DCCI and FORM Design made in Carlow.

https://www.valgstudio.com/

Wired Irish Crafts

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Wired Irish Crafts are a Kilkenny based artisan candle creator. All our products are created and hand poured at our home studio in Kilkenny City. We pride ourselves on offering Eco friendly, sustainable and reusable and recyclable candle vessels. All filled with 100% natural Soy Wax. Our entire candle range are scented with amazing natural fragrance oils and natural wooden wicks for a clean long lasting burn. Wired Irish Crafts was set up in the summer of 2021 after a long period of research & studying candle science. We wanted to overcome the traditional issues so many people experience with most candles on the market. Our aim was to eliminate candle tunnelling, eliminate black smoke / soothing and ensure the fragrance you smell on day one lasts until the candle completely finishes. We are proud to say we have accomplished this.

https://www.facebook.com/handmadecandleskilkenny/

Wood Moon Studio

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Sophia Deeney is an Eco Wood Jewellery Designer and DCCI member based in Co. Kilkenny. Having grown up between the wilds of rural northwest Ireland and the vast urban landscape of London, early on, she was able to witness, not only the absolute beauty of nature but also the human impact on it, as she travelled back and forth between these very different places. ​Having always had a love for drawing and design, she attended the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. Upon moving out of Dublin and settling Co. Kilkenny, Sophia set up her very own studio/workshop where she now runs Wood Moon Studio. Her work is shape based and minimal with themes around the natural elements such as the weather, gardens and the night sky. Discover Sophia’s ecologically sound jewellery, which is always mindful of nature and the environment.

Best Eco-Friendly Jewellery Design Business 2022 - EU Business News. DCCI Member.

www.woodmoonstudio.com

Yellow Deer Designs

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Cáit Mackey Maher is a pencil and pen illustrator primarily who creates original paintings and digital prints. Yellow Deer Designs is a greeting card, print and design business, passing paper joy to help build and empower connections. Cáit’s draws inspiration for her creations from the natural world, her life and family and in particular her children. Founded in 2016 Yellow Deer Designs has been awarded the inaugural Kilkenny Idea's Winner, through the LEO in May 2022.

Cáit is a member of the DCCI.

https://yellowdeerdesigns.ie/

Zwartbles Ireland

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Zwartbles Ireland from Suzanna Crampton make blankets and rugs like no other. Suzanna describes herself as a blanket designing shepherd, who grows the wool and designs the blankets while farming with nature.

Zwartbles Ireland Travel rug was chosen by the Crafts Council of Ireland to represent Irish craft at the 2013 London design Festival. This same travel rug was chosen as an international gift by the Irish President Michael D. Higgins.

Member of DCCI. Founding member of Irish Zwartbles Sheep Association, Pasture for Life Regenerative Farming Ireland, Wool Council of Ireland, Cladoir Sheep Association and Women Farmers of the South East.

https://zwartblesireland.com/

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