Our Craft Trail has just reopened with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm! Our studios are filled with passionate makers hard at work, finding ways to inspire you and your loved ones. Check out their websites to get a peek into the hidden treasures in their studios.
Please fell free to contact any of our Makers and they will be happy to open their studio for you. You may even want to book an experience to try out making something for yourself. Creativity is in each of one us. Discover your own artistic side in one of our popular workshops.
Bianca Divito Glass Artist
Back with a bang after lockdown, Bianca Divito is brimming with a renewed sense of 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, at her studio by appointment or via email. We are only limited by our imagination, anything is possible with glass!
Blue Egg Gallery
The Blue Egg Gallery re-opened in June and recently announced its first exhibition for 2020. “It was great to welcome a few regular customers in person and to receive lots of encouraging messages.” Mary Gallagher, proprietor.
Evocation is an exhibition of fine art prints by seven members of Blackstack Studio in Kilkenny: Maeve Coulter, Mary Cullen Kelly, Clara de Frutos, Sylvia Hemmingway, Jacqueline O’Neill, Frank Rafter and Helen Robbins. The title does not refer to a specific theme but rather to the fragile and evanescent impression made by many of the images, which will draw you into the artist’s world. The exhibition opened on Sat 18th July and runs until Sat 22nd August. The gallery opening hours are Tues to Sat from 11.00am to 5.30pm
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.
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.
“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 has recently launched her Etsy shop where you can view/purchase her work. Follow Rebecca on Instagram @rebecca_homfray and on Facebook Rebecca Homfray – Printmaker
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. Visitors are more than welcome but please phone in advance to ensure he is there to welcome you. Telephone: 051 563 100
The Makers House Wexford is now open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm.
The Makers House, From Our Hands To Yours…
Six Designer Makers joined forces in a creative venture set in the heart of Wexford town. The Makers House Wexford simply love what they do – and you will too. See their stunning range of art, ceramics, sculpture, environmental art, jewellery, stained glass, candles and cards next time you visit. Our Makers are:
Pauline Quigley specialises in unique handmade stained and fused glass gifts, commissions and workshops.
Mairead Stafford creates ceramics and paintings inspired by coastal landscapes.
Guy Urbin forges sculptures inspired by what he calls “gentle Japanese curves”.
Mary Wallace paints using wax infused with opulent colour and pure gold.
Three Moon Candles – beautiful handmade Irish candles, with a focus on all things spiritual.
Mara Coastal Creations – environmental art and jewellery using beachcombed materials.
Directions to find us: We are located in The Bull Ring Mall in Wexford town with access from North Main Street and Mallin Street. The North Main Street entrance is beside Joanne’s Bakery. Up the stairs. If stairs are a problem you can come in from the Mallin Street entrance which is opposite the library. Near the Red Kettle Cafe. Once inside the Mall, we are second unit on the right from the Mallin Street entrance.
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 and table ware.
Follow the Potters Yard facebook page for updates on courses and new work.