Shirley Woods

My name is Shirley, I have been working with creating unique pieces of silver jewellery for many years as a hobby and have recently gained the courage to start a business and start selling my work. I source my silver from antique stores to ensure they silver is top quality. Each piece has it’s on … Continued

Lorraine Moore

Lorraine Moore, from Ballyclare, had been crafting quilts, cushions, bed runners and handbags for five years before she set up Lorraine’s Handbags in April 2017. Now she hand makes handbags and accessories such as wallets, purses, makeup bags, lunch bags, handbag organisers, handbag charms and sells them mainly online through Facebook and Instagram. Like many … Continued

Just Create by Karen McKnight

Karen had always had a keen interest in art and discovered paper quilling in 2018. When she realised it was quite a rare skill, Karen decided to pursue it as a potential business whilst balancing caring for her younger sister. Each piece of paper is carefully hand rolled and shaped into a beautiful piece of … Continued

Birch & Bobbin

Gemma was gifted a sewing machine in xxxx and started to make clothes for her 2 children. From there her love of sewing and Liberty London fabric grew and she started Birch & Bobbin; creating personalised apparel for mamas and kiddies.

Éilís Caitríona

Inspired by Van Gogh and Tim Burton, ÉilÍs creates magically styled photos, paintings and affirmation jars in her home studio in Newtownabbey. Éilís aims to capture memories and magic. Some of her influences include Klimt, Tim Burton, Van Gogh & Gerry Coe. Her work is often abstract, conceptual and enchanting. She is an intuitive artist … Continued

Jemma Millen Ceramics

Jemma graduated in Fine & Applied Art, specialising in ceramics, in 2012. Based in Crumlin, she uses hand-building techniques to craft unique, functional forms using terracotta. Inspired by the countryside meadows surrounding her home, Jemma produced a Meadow Plate range of functional tableware as a reflection of the wonderful array of local wildflowers. Each surface … Continued

Claire Newell Ceramics

Based in Ballyrobert, Claire’s work is heavily inspired by nature – both the Northern Ireland landscape and the microscopic. Making porcelain bowls using the process of press moulding, each piece is a blank canvas for her to “drape” her pattern over. Once a bowl is made, Claire sands it to revel a smooth, blank canvas … Continued

Cornucopia Jewellery

Hi I’m Jennifer Shaw and I started Cornucopia Jewellery in 2005. I use some of the Earth’s most amazing crystals and semi-precious stones in my Hand-Crafted Jewellery.  Where ever I travel I look for, and personally select, interesting crystals and semi-precious stones to bring home and incorporate into my designs. My Collections are for those … Continued

Dinah Designs

Ballyearl designer, Catherine Dinah, screen prints her work combining old and new printing techniques to create a range of textiles featuring images inspired by equestrianism. With a passion for screen printing, good technical knowledge and understanding, Catherine’s designs are process led, taking an experimental approach, and generating designs by the empirical act of doing. Combining … Continued

Parkgate Crafts

Parkgate Crafts specialises in personalised handmade gifts, made in their studio in Ireland. Diane hand-cuts and paints slate plaques, personalising and embellishing them with ceramic pieces which she pours, fires and paint herself. The plaques and Christmas decorations are personalised for each customer – for weddings, christenings, anniversary, family, and home.

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