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Would you like to make your own piece of fused glass? Now you can!

People are always asking me if I give classes in glass-making. So I’ve developed an opportunity for those with an interest in glass, or a creative spirit of any kind, to indulge in a little me-time, and leave with a memento of their experience. Fused glass-making is a slow, patient craft. By its nature, it…

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Hooray – it’s a Summer Craft Fair!

After what feels like forever, it’s great to be preparing to get back out in touch with real, actual people again!  This Saturday, 7th August, the newly renovated St Nicholas Quarter in Dundalk will be the place to be! As the Urban Seek Festival comes to its conclusion, gazebos will be set up to house…

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Easter eggs come in all shapes and sizes

This is the first year I’ve made fused glass Easter eggs, so maybe I was more focused on this much-anticipated spring event than usual. Or maybe it’s pure coincidence – but with only a week to go until the big day, my beloved henny penny began laying again, after her winter break. I never use…

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Playing with fire can be fun

This is another of those Covid stories, where we do something we’d never usually do, if it wasn’t for lockdown driving us a little crazy! Yesterday, after many months of procrastinating, I decided to, literally, play with fire. I’d bought myself a little butane torch ages ago with this in mind, but it took until…

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A wonderful winter’s day in County Monaghan

Like many of us these days, I spent the morning on Zoom. In my case, I was a participant in a Zoom event investigating what attracts visitors to south County Monaghan. I’m extremely proud of my home and studio here off the beaten track, yet so convenient to everywhere, mid-way between Dublin and Belfast. As…

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January – the quiet month

Like most craftspeople, January finds me reviewing last year, doing a bit of a clean-up, replenishing stock, and dreaming up new ideas! If I’m quiet, it’s because I just don’t have anything to shout about at this time of the year. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy it.  I love the Christmas season, and…

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Thank You!

This post is to let customers know, from today, I cannot guarantee Christmas delivery on any orders placed on my website. Between the delays well publicised by An Post, and my dwindling stock, it is time to concentrate on running our annual Christmas shop in Monaghan town ‘Designer Crafts at the Market House’ for what…

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Don’t delay – post today!

This is just a little word to the wise – if you’re thinking of ordering some fused glass to send to a loved one this Christmas, don’t delay. An Post have publicly acknowledged that they are experiencing serious delays, due to the increased volume of parcel post this year. Everyone is benefitting from being able…

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The annual Louth Craftmark Winter Fair

Every year at this time, I love to take part in the Louth Craftmark Winter Fair. Now in its fourth year, the fair has always taken place in the beautiful Bellurgan House, just outside Dundalk.  Transformed into a winter wonderland, with holly and spruce garlands and hundreds of fairy lights, it always announces the arrival…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written – one minute everything was normal, but the next I found myself right in the middle of the Christmas season! I’m loving it of course. I spend half my year making fused glass Christmas decorations that are sold in gift shops throughout the country.  You’d think that…

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