Jaana Vähäsöyrinki graduated as a fine art therapist and ceramist. She as an artist who has focused on ceramics. Jaana finds ideas and topics in ceramics as stories, folktales and myths. She loves storytellers. Jaana Vähäsöyrinki on valmistunut kuvataideterapeutiksi ja keramiikan artesaaniksi . Jaana on erikoistunut keramiikkaa ja raku keramiikan polttoon. Hän saa ideoita keramiikkaansa taruista ja myyteistä ja kansansaduista. www.facebook.com/jaana.hietala1
I am a multitaskeri in crafts and culture, who is constantly interested in different materials and techniques. When I was younger I studied ecology and got into studying metal crafts by accident. I carried on to contemporary crafts and ended up doing some teaching also. Moving from city to a rural countryside has made it easier to use new materials like rush. Collecting, drying and storing rush is so much easier in an old country house. Traditional crafts have become more important to me mostly because of rush, and the teaching of old skills. Living in centre of quiet Finland
I graduated as a designer of unique clothing and theater costumes in 2005. Over the years, I have worked in many different tasks in the clothing, design and craft industry: sales, marketing and design. I have worked as a theater costume designer in a few productions and as an entrepreneur for 4 years running a Finnish design store, an online store and a tailor-made tailoring shop. At the moment, I work in the handicraft industry association in Ostrobothnia in sales and marketing roles, and I teach handicraft skills in a handicraft school and in courses. I do handicrafts in my
I am Johanna a 44 years old mother of four and I run a small business called Hiidenverstas with my husband. Lempiverstas, my craft business is a part of it. I create different products from leather, jewelry, pottery, paintings and more. All of my products are handmade with love in a small town in the Finnish countryside. An old barn in the middle of the forest, lots of love and care, and a bit of magic, that is what Lempiverstas is made of. Finnish Olen Johanna, 44 vuotias neljän lapsen äiti ja toimin yrittäjänä yhdessä mieheni kanssa Hiidenverstas- nimisessä yrityksessä.
My name is John Farrell, I am the founder of Esker Design. From my design studio and workshop I make handcrafted furniture and a range of handmade boxes with a strong emphasis on sustainability and meticulous attention to detail. Society today is all about what’s next and fast consumption. At Esker Design our pieces start a conversation that future generations can continue. We design and craft heirloom quality pieces that create wonder in your home. John Farrell started Esker Design in 2020, with the aim of producing work that is unique, functional, and brings inspiration to your home. John graduated
Hazel Greene is a visual artist and textile designer – a painter who creates silk scarves. She studied textile design in West Dean College, UK, in 2014, was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards in 2015, and membership of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers since 2016. Hazel creates silk scarves with elegant drape and richness of colour, each finished to the highest quality and hemmed by hand. Her designs are created from her paintings which portray stories of women throughout the decades and are part of State and Heritage
Claire is an acclaimed artist, illustrator and jeweller based in the heart of Ireland. She works predominantly in pencil, watercolours and oils and in precious metals. Her work is inspired by songs, poetry and stories. Her pieces are full of imagination and meaning that touches the soul. Claire is a Fine Art graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design where she specialised in Printmaking, and continued her studies in University College Dublin with a Masters in Cultural Policy and Arts Management and the National College of Art and Design where she studied Jewellery Design. She has worked in
Aishling Muller is an award-winning, internationally celebrated photographer & lens media artist from Westmeath. She documents times of transition within her inner & outer world working with themes of personal development to climate change. Aishling is a member of FISL Iceland and has delivered a TED X on Rethinking Creativity in 2017. Aishling divides her time between creating her eclectic art works, installations, group and solo exhibitions, as well as facilitating workshops and speaking engagements. Her eclectic artworks have been recognized, awarded, highly commended, shortlisted, and exhibited as part of many international photographic and arts festivals, exhibitions and cultural events.
I make bespoke fabric dolls and craft items for many different occasions, including birthdays, weddings, Communions, retirements, and memorials. I can incorporate the subject’s own clothing and belongings to create a unique and personalised gift. I also create other products including handcrafted Christmas decorations and greeting cards, and I have produced my own colouring book – ‘The Colouring Book of Extraordinary Ordinary Women’. Ranaghan, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath 0876421148 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.teresadoyledolls.ie