With buying and selling goods and crafts as easy as clicking a button these days, it’s no wonder so many talented Irish makers are moving towards internet selling. Scroll down to see which sellers we’re proud as punch to be promoting…
1 Guadalupe Creations – soft toys
We can’t get enough of this Frida Kahlo doll! Handcrafted by Guadalupe Cabrera in her studio in Dublin, this felted folk doll has hand-sewn eyes, woollen hair and a wrap of South American fabric. Have a look through the seller’s profile to see more Frida styles and other creations – from tooth fairies to lionesses – but be prepared for your inner child to come out; these soft toys are too much!
2 Matt Jones – woodturning
Having collaborated with some of Ireland’s top design studios as well as online homewares store Makers & Brothers, Matt Jones is one of this country’s premier woodturners. He has exhibited in the London Design Festival and Maison et Objet, Paris, and works from his self-made studio in Riverstown, Co. Sligo.
3 Maggy Morrissey – photography
This misty, atmospheric image of Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge epitomises the Maggy’s style: a still, hazy and quiet view of our buzzing capital.
4 KaroArt – ceramics
This porcelain cup has been glazed at the rim and hand-decorated. Self-taught maker Karo has honed her craft from books and online tutorials: a true 21st century craftsperson.
5 Jenny Walsh – design
A favourite maker stocked at the trendy online store April and the Bear, Jenny’s simple vase comprises two interlocking alderwood forms holding a glass tube. Watch this space for more of her smart and modern designs.
6 Jane Hayden – design
Inspired by teeming hedgerows, Jenny depicts a bird surrounded by brambles and shrubs, made on a silkscreen from original artwork and screen-printed on recycled journals. Perfect for housing your own creations.
7 Art Glamour Sligo – woodwork
This playful and minimalist design is made of recycled wood, like most of the makers’ headboards also available on Art Glamour Sligo’s Etsy profile.
8 MA Céramiste – ceramics
Handmade in the picturesque town of Kinsale, Co. Cork, this tableware is screen-printed onto a slab of wet Irish porcelain before being hand-shaped one at a time and then fired.