ARTS, CRAFTS AND HOBBIES
Art & Craft Company
Suppliers of quality Art, Craft, Hobby & Educational materials. Our customers include schools, creches, playschools, teachers and students, as well as leisure artists, professionals, hobbyists, home and interior decor enthusiasts and crafters. We stock top brands in Paints, Paper and Card, Cardmaking, Clays, Adhesives, Acrylics, Oil Paints, Watercolours, Brushes, Canvasses, Graphics and Drawing, FIMO Polymer clay, Spray Paints, Face Paints, Decopatch Glues and papers, Chalk Paints and much more.
Sorcha O’Higgins is a collage artist and freelance writer.
With a background in architecture and urban art, she works almost exclusively with existing analogue material to create both abstract and figurative work.
My artworks are reflections of love, empathy, and respect, it is about the animals I portray; how their lives here affect us so profoundly and without whom we would not have accomplished so much in history. I see my work as a tribute to them and a reminder for us, to reflect on where would we be without them.
Although abstract in form, my paintings are landscapes – they capture the essence and emotional significance of a place and / or time.
While my influences are broad, my work is largely concerned with the natural world and our place in it
The Cat and the Moon was established by jewellery designer Martina Hamilton in 1989. The shop is named after an evocative 1924 play and poem by W. B. Yeats whose great works are synonymous with the Sligo region of Ireland. Everything sold in The Cat and the Moon and on this on-line site is 100% designed and made in Ireland.
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SATURDAY WORKSHOP – Saturday Workshop was started by father and daughter team Edward and Iseult O’Clery, in a small workshop in Sandymount, Dublin. Together we like to mix traditional skills and new technologies to make simple yet original wooden products from locally sourced native hardwoods. Our combined skills in architecture, engineering, boat building and furniture making have resulted in a range of products which are inspired by the simplicity of traditional objects and toys.
BOB JOHNSTON BASKETS – Based in Bangor, County Down, Bob Johnston has been creating traditional and contemporary willow baskets, sculptures and living structures since 2000. Initially trained as a textile weaver, Bob has since studied with master basket makers in Armagh, Galway and Villaines les Rochers, France. His award winning work can be found in the collections of museums, galleries and in the film industry. He takes on private commissions and welcomes you to contact him at no obligation to discuss your requirements.
KEELING INSTUMENTS – Keeling Instruments is a small instrument building, repair and restoration business based in Dublin, Ireland. I am an Irish Luthier with over 20 years of experience in building bespoke and quality string instruments. My lutherie practice has taken me from Dublin to London and Edinburgh where I spent six years perfecting my signature designs and carrying out repairs on a diverse range of instruments.. I regularly work with clients to design and build bespoke hand-crafted mandolins and guitars. Working mainly with hand tools, these instruments are individually crafted using the finest woods that are ethically sourced and often salvaged where possible.
COPPER COAST WOODCRAFTS – Copper Coast Woodcrafts is a timber and copper craft company based on the coast of County Waterford in Ireland. Copper Coast Woodcrafts hand-make a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including a variety Christmas items like families of miniature wooden reindeer, timber tree decorations and keepsake boxes for family treasures. For a special occasion love heart-shaped engagement ring boxes for that all-important big question or your ring box for your own wedding day is one of the most popular products. An array of beautiful bespoke products for the kitchen are also designed and created, from an end grain butcher block which is sure to last a lifetime to surf shaped breadboards, traditional chopping boards, sushi boards and more.
KILLUSTY CRAFTS – Killusty Crafts was borne out of a desire to bring together top quality craft products to crafters in Ireland and everywhere. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or new to crafting, we have everything to get you started. We offer excellent quality, choice and great value for money. From the comfort of your own home, you can shop using our secure checkout and have your order delivered to your door.
CORK ART SUPPLIES – Ireland’s first online Art & Craft webstore. Cork Art Supplies is a family run business and was founded in 1986 by Lia and Barry Walsh. In business for over 30 years Cork Art Supplies has remained at the forefront of Artists supplies & materials in Ireland. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:30am – 5.30pm. Our online store allows customers to shop from anywhere at anytime. We aim to have all orders placed online, shipped same day provided all items are instock & the order is placed before 1pm.
WRITE AWAY – Write Away is a stationery shop in Cork city centre, originally opened in 2009 on Maylor Street and currently located at 31 Oliver Plunkett Street. We have developed a loyal customer base in the city, which we now hope to expand as we branch out with our online store. Our shop carries stationery and craft supplies for school children, college students and working professionals, including teachers and artists. Alongside our stationery and craft supplies, we stock a range of school bags and lunch items, making us a one-stop-shop for school, office and play!
READSDIRECT – The readsdirect.ie website launched in 2019 to provide our customers with a fully integrated eCommerce site where they can purchase products and services across all areas of our business. This includes an online store for purchasing books, stationery supplies and art supplies, a free design online service where customers can choose from and customise pre-design templates for a wide range of products including personalised gifts as well as business marketing materials and a product import feature where customers can send us their designs and we print them.
BELLMEADOWIRELAND – My trusty Singer sewing machine is still running, sewing a small batch of girl’s dresses and some gorgeous floral print aprons. Adding to this are some gorgeous gifts from both Irish and worldwide brands. The range is from stunning watering cans, to lambswool and recycled wool blankets, to classic books, to children’s gifts. Add in some naturally scented beauty and wellness products, to some quirky fun ranges, there is something unique to choose from.
LICHEN CERAMICS – Functional handmade pottery is the most used but often underrated type of ceramics. So that’s why I set up my own pottery to design and explore tableware ceramics, at home in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. It allows me to use my throwing skills to make tableware and sculptural ceramics. I like the idea of making variations on themes, each series having its differences. Inspired by the magical landscape of the North West, a place still steeped in old Irish traditions. Come see my magical creations in ceramic for all occasions.
SUPERFOLK – We minimise material waste by design. We use only recyclable packaging. We aim to use the planet’s resources in a responsible and intelligent manner. We select quality natural and renewable materials. We design with the essence and character of our materials. We make simple well-made long lasting objects that embrace use and time. We share a sense of wonder, curiosity and passion for learning about our natural world. We point to the beauty of nature and support others to look deeply into the natural world.
KIKI ROOSLI – As a stay at home mother back in the day, my home became my cell! So a friend observed once anyhow. I often wanted to redecorate my surroundings. I would trawl through my collection of interiors magazines, gathering ideas and colour schemes, which I would then apply to my painting. I remember one spring, wanting to inject some of what was outside into my living space. Instead of buying flowers, I bought canvas and painted an abstract piece called ‘Cherry Blossom’. The pinks and whites of the petals flying on a lime to pale olive green background did exactly the trick….spring had arrived on my living room wall.
HANDS – In their fifty-year film career, David and Sally Shaw-Smith have made more than eighty documentaries, primarily focusing on Irish life in the latter half of the twentieth century. These have included series on a history of Dublin, contemporary Irish artists, architecture, angling, and the famous Hands series on traditional Irish crafts and way of life.
ART & CRAFT – Suppliers of quality Art, Craft, Hobby & Educational materials. Our customers include schools, creches, playschools, teachers and students, as well as leisure artists, professionals, hobbyists, home and interior decor enthusiasts and crafters. We stock top brands in Paints, Paper and Card, Cardmaking, Clays, Adhesives, Acrylics, Oil Paints, Watercolours, Brushes, Canvasses, Graphics and Drawing, FIMO Polymer clay, Spray Paints, Face Paints, Decopatch Glues and papers, Chalk Paints and much more.
SOUL SCRIBE – I’m Jagdeep Sahans, Calligrapher. My friends call me Jackie! I work from my scriptorium based in the beautiful County of Wexford, Ireland. Calligraphy has been part of my world for as long as I can remember. This beautiful art of handwriting is a generational family trait. I’ve much gratitude to my Dad who taught me the artistic craft of Calligraphy. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving commissions from Microsoft, Bailey’s Irish Cream, AIB Bank, Carlow County Council, The Women’s Inspire Network, The Forget-me-Nots Choir and most recently movie set props for The Green Knight.
BOG BUDDIES – Bog Buddies are a family run business based in the Irish Midlands. The first Bog Buddies were born in 2009. We are always working with new ideas and every year we compliment our range with new best sellers. We love to hear your suggestions and feedback. We supply lots of shops throughout Ireland and beyond and sell through our online store. We run the the manufacturing end of our business from Athlone and our framing, customizaton and distribution from The Claypipe Visitor Centre in the village of Knockcroghery in Co. Roscommon.
BELINDA NORTHCOTE – Belinda Northcote is an artist, illustrator and designer who produces a range of framed art work, framed prints, wall art, children’s art, water colours, classic and contemporary ladies scarves, candles and journals. Belinda takes her inspiration from the perfect designs of nature, and her work is filled with flowers, birds, insects and butterflies. As she walks her dog Theo (adorable!) through the countryside around her home on Ireland’s south-west coast she collects flowers and insects that catch her eye. Back in her studio in Shanagarry, Co. Cork the flora and fauna of the area are captured in exquisite detail in watercolours that form the basis for her beautiful designs.
BLACK HEN DESIGNS – Originally from Surrey Andrew Pain moved with his wife Vida to her native Lisacul, Co. Roscommon in 1997. Together they started Black Hen Designs in late 2010 with the idea of designing and creating a beautiful range of quirky illustrations. Andrew worked in the building trade since leaving school before embarking on a journey of becoming a self taught artist. With a keen passion for nature and all things rural, the Irish countryside became the inspiration for his designs and are now brought to life through the use of vivid colour and exaggerated form. The ideas for many of the drawings can often come from chance encounters and as there’s usually a story behind each one, a playful and uplifting title is given to these quirky contemporary designs.
OGHAM WISHES – Ogham writing is Ireland’s ancient script, often found inscribed on standing stones and in sacred places throughout Ireland’s rural landscape. Ethel Kelly’s award winning range of hand painted Ogham Wishes continue to enchant and delight. At her traditional workshop in Knockcroghery village in County Roscommon, each Ogham Wish is individually painted by Ethel on hand made paper and beautifully framed in a contemporary black wooden frame. They are quite charming in their simplicity! Visit the gallery to see the full range of products available.
PAUL MALONEY – Paul studied at the National College of Art & Design Dublin, and graduated in the early nineteen eighties. His pottery has modern, fluid lines and, he says, ‘walking the many beaches of Wexford and watching the changing coastline, has a continuing influence on my work, I feel lucky spending my days in my workshop or artist’s studio in Barntown, overlooking mountains and farmlands to the north, and the sea to the south’. His environment permeates his work as an artist and potter. Paul has painted in acrylic and oil throughout his life and has been a 1st Prize Winner in Europe’s largest plein air painting festival ‘Art in The Open’. He was also the overall winner of Paint Annapolis USA.
NICHOLAS MOSSE POTTERY – Welcome to the Nicholas Mosse Pottery website! And if you’re ever in Ireland, we’d love to see you and show you around our beautiful old mill. Our pottery is 44 years old now, but it sits on the shoulders of my family who have been millers here in Bennettsbridge since 1840. The artisans who work at the pottery are all local and trained in-house to make, or ‘throw’, the pottery shapes and to decorate them. Many have been with us since the very beginning and now even some of their children work with us, so it’s a real family affair and a testament to the richness of rural life in Ireland.