Some Of Our Makers
Inspiration comes from nature all around me, the journeys of other craftspeople past and present and the simple joy of creating. In my work, I try to showcase the character of the wood, the beauty of the grain, and how different shapes and textures can transform the surface.“
The Art & Craft of Giving
The eye of the artists and the skills of individual craft makers, from Offaly & Westmeath, are immediately obvious in wonderful gift collections for 2021 and beyond. Inspiration runs free as heritage skills are given a contemporary twist in an intriguing choice that includes Artwork brimming with creativity, colour and imagination to add a cultured touch to any homeJewellery exquisitely designed to mark moments of love, friendship or family occasionsSkincare scented with the lush fragrances of Irish gardensScarves and millinery that revive a discreet sense of luxury and glamourSoap, lotions and potions that soak away the cares of the worldFrames full of celebratory fun and a sprinkling of magicFurniture & trinket boxes sustainably fashioned in the beautiful natural woods of IrelandAnd personalised gifts that will touch the heart
What is Craftlink – Introduction to the Project
Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development have developed an enterprise craft training programme in partnership with Finnish Craft Producers. This is an Innovative Programme which provides craft makers in both Countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills and look at the use of different materials to adapt their current offerings of products or to create new products. It also examines retail opportunities in Finland and Ireland.
Training Opportunity with DCCI
Building a Craft & Design Enterprise Programme 2021 Design Crafts Council Ireland and the national network of Local Enterprise Offices are launching a programme for creative Enterprises. Targeting for design and craft businesses, who want to push their boundaries on product development and branding. Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, some of these training events will be delivered online. Face-to-face training may resume should Covid 19 restrictions be lifted. The Get Set Programme – the four dates will be held on: August – Oct: 17th & 18th August 19th & 20th Oct The link for the programme is https://submit.link/bk The closing date for receipt of application is Monday 26th July 2021. This is administered by LEO Galway. The second is an e-commerce boot camp: Details of the camp is available on https://www.localenterprise.ie/Galway/Training-Events/Building-Craft-and-Enterprise-Design-Programme-2021/ The link to the application is https://www.cognitoforms.com/DesignCraftsCouncilOfIreland1/DCCILEOECommerceBootcampPhase2 Closing date for applications is 22nd July, 2021.