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8 Irish Etsy Makers to Check Out Today


By Michelle Hanley
09th Sep 2015
8 Irish Etsy Makers to Check Out Today

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!

Frida Kahlo doll by Guadalupe Creation, €49, Etsy.
Frida Kahlo doll by Guadalupe Creations,??49, Etsy.

 

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.

Pepper grinder by Matt Jones Turning, €50, Etsy.
Pepper grinder by Matt Jones Turning, €50, Etsy.

 

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.

Ha?Penny bridge by Maggy Morrissey, €28, Etsy.
Ha?penny Bridge, Dublin, by Maggy Morrissey, €28, Etsy.

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.

Porcelain cup by Karo Art, €17, Etsy.
Porcelain cup by KaroArt, €17, Etsy.

 

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.

Pinch vase by Jenny Walsh Design, from €14, Etsy.
Pinch vase by Jenny Walsh Design, from €14, Etsy.

 

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.

Notebook by Jane Hayden Designs, €6, Etsy
Notebook by Jane Hayden Designs, €6, Etsy.

 

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.

Wooden house by Art Glamour Sligo, €27, Etsy.
Wooden house by Art Glamour Sligo, €27, Etsy.

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.

Bowl by MA Ceramiste, €20, Etsy.
Bowl by MA C?ramiste, €20, Etsy.

 

1 Doll / 2 Pepper grinder / 3 Photograph / 4 Cup / 5 Vase / 6 Notebook / 7 House / 8 Bowl /