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A wonderful one-day Summer Craft Fair is coming to Dundalk!

Louth Craftmark is back again with their highly anticipated outdoor Summer Fair which will once again return to the St Nicholas Quarter, Church Street, Dundalk, and I’m delighted to be a part of it. The Summer Fair will take place for one day only, on Saturday 9th July, from 10am to 5pm. Featuring a host…

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Showcase award surprise

Showcase is Ireland’s leading creative trade event, held annually in the RDS, Dublin. Buyers from retail outlets in Ireland and around the world, come to see what Irish craftspeople have been working on, and to place orders for the year ahead. I was delighted to be win an award in the LEO (Local Enterprise Office)…

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Showcase – Ireland’s leading creative trade event

Preparations have been underway for many months, and after a month’s delay, due to Covid, Ireland’s leading trade event for those in creative industries, finally begins this weekend. Held in Dublin’s RDS over four days, this event is not open to the general public, but rather to buyers from retail outlets throughout Ireland and the…

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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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