Wexford Craft Trail studios are filled with passionate makers hard at work, finding ways to inspire you and your loved ones. As you may not be able to get to the studio now, the studios now come to you online. Check out each members website or online shop from the listings below for ways to purchase gorgeous craft lovingly handmade. Special gifts that last a lifetime. Please feel free to contact any of our makers. They will be happy to discuss bespoke commissions alongside what they have available online.
Bevel Woodworking School
Founded by Tommy Kelly, Bevel Woodworking School is located near Fethard on Sea, on the Hook Peninsula. Make your own work bench, sun lounger or Adirondack chair. Just some of the courses on offer. The courses offered are designed with the learner in mind. Previous experience is not required. Gift vouchers available online. The classic Adirondack Chair is also available to purchase. shop now>>
Bianca Divito Glass Artist
Bianca Divito is brimming with enthusiasm for her craft. Currently working on a variety of glass projects including bespoke exterior windows and front door entrance, specially designed glass inserts for headstones and a number of exterior glass art features. Bianca would be delighted to discuss any projects that you have in mind. We are only limited by our imagination, anything is possible with glass!
Ceadogán Rugmakers are a small business based in the Bannow area. Idyllically situated in a 17th century stone courtyard on the corrach eoindubh estuary this peaceful and deceptively sleepy setting houses the workshops and showroom where you can view the handmade pure wool wallhangings and rugs in situ.
Creations By Annette Whelan
“Modern Elegance Infused with Pure Joy” …an apt description of the fused-glass pieces created by Annette Whelan. From her studio near Kilmore Quay, Annette creates colourful elegant pieces that are guaranteed to bring joy. Annette’s collection is now available to purchase from her new website annettewhelan.com including her unique collection of Christmas decorations. Prices starting from €11. shop now>>
Gilly Thomas Sculpture
If you are looking for that unique gift or something special just for you then a browse around Gilly’s website and Etsy shop is a must. Simple and refined bronze sculptures range from small animals and birds to larger pieces. Gilly has also experimented with many styles and materials, all of which are available form her Etsy shop: shop now>>
Gráinne Kenny Design
Gráinne designs and makes Textile Art, Lamps and Resin Jewellery inspired by her love of the sea. Gráinne has recently relaunched her website to include an online shop where you can purchase her work. Gráinne’s studio is currently closed ot the public. Gráinne’s work is available locally in Gorey at the Gorey Visitor Centre and at various outlets nationwide.
Mairead Stafford Artist
Over the past few months I have slowed things down, using this time to help me to experiment and play with the making process. I have been inspired by this new pace, enjoying each clay piece playing with textures, colours and tones. The clay pots have coastal grasses and wildflowers etched on the surface, and seashells are used to give texture and pools of colour. Paintings use the gorgeous reflections in the skies and seas that surround us here in this beautiful part of the world and happy handmade cards are full of colour and sunshine for loved ones.
Paul Maloney Craft Pottery & Art
A potter for over 30 years, Paul and his skilled team handcraft each piece on the potter’s wheel. Collections available to purchase online from paulmaloneypottery.ie currently include the Greystone, Teal and Ocean collection, as well as a collection of art prints and graphic prints. shop now>>
“Out of my studio window I can see rabbits playing in the meadow, the cat lying in the sun and bees frantically collecting pollen. These things creep from the outside world and into my prints.”
Rebecca is an artist/printmaker working in the countryside near Bunclody. Rebecca’s collection of hand-printed silk scarves and prints is available from her Etsy shop, RebeccaHomfrayPrints with prices starting from €15. Shop now>>
Terry the Weaver
Terry Dunne aka Terry The Weaver designs and makes hand woven tapestries and rugs.Terry’s studio near Duncormick is open again after lockdown. Plenty to choose from in the studio showroom, ideal as birthday, wedding and house warming gifts. Once restrictions are lifted, visitors are more than welcome but please phone in advance to ensure Terry is there to welcome you. Telephone: 051 563 100
The Makers House
The Makers House is a creative venture set in the heart of Wexford town. Our Designer Makers been working hard over the last few months creating beautiful gifts for Christmas. We know you would love to visit us and select from our fabulous range of art, candles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings, print, sculpture, stained glass and more. Find us online here: https://linktr.ee/themakershousewexford
The Potters Yard – Patricia Howard
The bend in the road known locally as the Twist brings you to the studio of Patricia Howard, accomplished potter of long experience. Behind the shelter of the stone walls is her studio where she makes her range of tiles, planters, tableware and beeswax candles that are available to purchase from her website www.thepottersyard.com Prices from €3.50. Shop Now>>
Follow the Potters Yard Facebook page for updates on courses and new work.
The Woodturning Studio – Robert O’Connor
Robert O’Connor is a renowned wood turner creating unique high-quality pieces by hand from Irish timber. Robert’s online shop stocks decorative bowls, presentation pieces, and hand-crafted flutes. Why not perosnalise your gift… whether it’s a wall hanging with your favourite quote, platter, or bowl, The Wood Turning Studio will personalise it for FREE! The Woodturning Studio also offers courses for all levels. Vouchers can be purchased form their website, thewoodturningstudio.ie Shop now>>