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 C?ramiste ??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.