Christmas Gifts under 50

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you our Christmas Gifts under 50 euro, Cork craft style! Whether it be for your loved ones or colleagues we’ve come up with the best Christmas Craft under 50 list that will bring cheer and joy and under 50 euro! More than ever the importance of shopping local and spreading the good cheer within the community is so important. We are exceptionally lucky to live in a vibrant and creative art community that can bring cheer and uniqueness into any household.

How beautiful is this ceramic wall hanging air plant holder by Ceramifique. Their signature bubble glaze comes in a range of colours for all your household plants. I don’t know about you but my plant collection has doubled this year and these beautiful handcrafted pieces would be ideal for Christmas! These plant holders are both available in store and over at our Click and Collect service for 40,00.

 

The Wild Felters Artisan Gift box is everything you would imagine with its title of ‘Morale booster’. The artisan gift box which is available in our store,  is small but mighty , packed with little treats to remind us of the good things in life. Each box contains a handwritten card with your message, beautifully presented with wood and wool. There are three themed boxes to choose from – A Robin, Blackbird and a Puffin. Each box is 30 and comes with a matching paperweight , spirit animal brooch , card and inspirational note .

 

Gift sets keep on giving and this beautiful set by Siobhan Steele is just delightful and the perfect Christmas Gift. These cute handmade ceramic bottles have a choice of seven wishes and are accompanied by a special small heart with unique green glaze .Each ceramic bottle is hand cast and decorated with a choice of seven special messages. This gift set is €30 and wonderfully personal for your loved ones this Christmas.

 

The Kilcoe Studios Calendar  will have you excited to plan for 2021. Available for a limited period, the 2021 calendar features a series of watercolor illustrations of plants from Irish Boglands. Many plants that grow here are unique to the bog environment . Some bog areas are now  protected areas to preserve this biodiversity and they also store carbon and help with our CO2 levels. You can find out more in the text that accompanies the Calendar which also gives information about medicinal uses of plants and more. The calendar is €15, and will brighten up any room in the house.

 

Elements of Action have created the most beautiful sustainable wreaths for your home this Christmas. We’re thrilled to welcome these beautiful wreaths just in time for Christmas in our shop in Douglas! The 30cm dried Hydrangeas wreath come in at just €30. The brass band is hand rolled and includes minimal additions of dried floral decorations. Elements of action continue to bring clever details and push the boundaries of design to create dramatic contemporary works with deep roots in the local landscape, materials and traditional techniques.

 

Christmas would not be complete without a mug permanently attached to your hand with with something warm and delicious inside. This beautiful mug is a Hand Thrown Porcelain Mug by Rock & Water Ceramics. The mugs interior is a beautiful turquoise glaze which tones transport you right to the shores of the west coast of Ireland. The mug is 22,50 and completely unique. This mug is available in store to keep all your cups of teas cosy this winter.

 

If you’re in the market for cute earrings Jayneymacs Alpaca earrings are the ticket. Jayneymac takes inspiration from animals, birds, my cats, and from patterns. All of her jewellery is handmade from my own designs. With many more designs to choose from you are bound to find the perfect fit for you, a family member or a friend. These earrings are available in our Douglas store for €10.00. 

 

Barbara Hall Creations is all sorts of elegant. This beautiful Lady Jane Freshwater Pearl necklace is
€50.00
and available in store and on our click and collect service. This necklace is a touch of class that easily goes with any outfit or occasion. White Pearls are charming and classic and instantly become a staple in any wardrobe. From day to evening, casual to formal , A White Pearl Necklace is stunning in every situation or occasion

 

Ba-Goose Fleece Clothing is 100% Irish owned with everything designed and handmade in Cork Ireland. These Irish handmade children’s Fleece clothing is vibrant, warm and funky and easy to wear and are also machine washable! This children’s rain jacket is just 39.95, perfect for those children who are too busy to come indoors and available in our physical shop in Douglas. Ideal for layering as they are warm and hard wearing, perfect for windy walks.

 

The moon shines just as brightly as the sun during the winter months and this earring set by Aluna encompasses that. The Lunar Cycle earrings are an ode of love to the moon and the divine feminine. Each of the components of the earrings represent the different stages of the lunar cycle, the full moon, the waxing/waving crescent and the new moon. This set is 44,00 and is available now in store.

 

Cork Craft and Design Click & Collect

This week we are delighted to launch our new Cork Craft and Design Click & Collect service. We have once again teamed up with our wonderful Makers to make it easier then ever to shop online with us. Every week the Click & Collect will open until Tuesday 12 midnight with the collection for that Thursday.  The collection point is in store at St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas.

For our launch of our Click & Collect we want to introduce you to some of our makers Ceramifique, Mr Kite Designs, Purpose Mosaic, Volodar Wood Art and Aluna to name but a few.

Ceramifique is a collaboration between French artist Jean-Philippe Levillain and Irish artist Jennifer Click and Collect CeramicsAhern. Both are graduates of Fine Art in Crawford College of Art and Design, where they met and specialised in ceramics. They are also the founders and directors of Over the Line Studios, a ceramic and Fine Art studio in Ballyvolane Cork, which they have been running together since graduating in 201

Mr Kite Designs is the creation of Jade and Jo, two friends who share a love of craft, design and all things handmade. Both Jade and Jo are inspired by textiles and pattern, particularly bold and unusual prints. They design and make their range of gift and homewares from our studio in Cork city.

 

Margaret Twomey from the seaside town of Cobh , Co Cork is the founder of Purpose Mosaic, established in 1999. Her art takes many forms, from jewellery to award winning ceramic mosaic
pieces. Margaret takes her inspiration from the natural world and colourful Mediterranean landscapes. Her work is an explosion of colour. Both vibrant and eye catching, combining gemstones, pearls and glass. She is welcome to all commissions!

Next we have Volodar Wood Art by Volodymyr Lashko who is a self-taught artist in wood. His work is inspired by natural forms and elements, their beauty, and imperfection. Sleek, clean, and imperfect, harmoniously integrated into an overall piece of art, embracing how things really are in nature. The wood that he uses has been weathered by time and nature’s elements, giving endless changes of colours, shadows, patterns and textures, offering unlimited design inspiration. His versatility, both as an artist and as a craftsman in wood, allows him to create original work, from bespoke furniture to unique art pieces. Volodar Wood Art studio is located in Carrigaline, Cork.

 

Finally we have new member Stella who is the creator of Aluna Crafts which is a creative project inspired by her travels around the world. All her creations are handcrafted here in  Cork city where she lives with her little son. Each piece is lovingly handmade using various different techniques,  from beading to weaving to metalwork.  Stellas creations are influenced by indigenous and tribal art and the most predominant themes are those of honouring the sacred femine, cosmic forces and mother nature.

 

Cork Craft and Design New Members October Edition

With Octobers end fast approaching, it is with great excitement that we share with you Cork Craft and Design new members. Today we will be showcasing work from a range of disciplines including Jewellery Making, Textiles, Mixed Media, Woodwork & Furniture Making.

Jurate Lasuke the creator behind JuLas Jewellery hails from Lithuania and has made her home in JuLas Jewellery, Cork Craft October MakerCork. Jurate has a real passion for jewellery, particularly jewellery created using the Soutage technique. This technique opens a wide possibility in creating gorgeous one of a kind work  and communicate with personalities of her clients and develop a unique work of art that is consistent with their unique characters. Jurate has found that the vibrant history of Cork has given her an amazing background for creating and formulating ideas.

 

Elements of Action is a collaborative design practice working in furniture design, landscape architecture and project management. Esther and Ed combine design and a love of materiality and Irish landscape with a background in construction and stone masonry. Both are designers, makers and Landscape Architects and bring skills in product design, specialist stonemasonry, landscape architecture and project management. The handcrafted furniture celebrates the simplicity of two elements, natural local materials of wood with stone or metals.

We all know someone out there with a fun loving and beautiful mans best friend and we’re here to introduce you to the wonderful creator of ‘Irish Dog Designs’. Ursula McGrath is a highly skilled, experienced and artistically-creative knitwear designer who has worked in the wonderful world of wool/designing and knitting for over 25 years. Ursula launched her first own collection ‘Irish Dog Designs’ in 2019, which is  a range of Irish handmade canine jackets. All pieces are made with special attention to detail and pieces can also be made to order.

Next we have the beautiful work by Yolzari Sheena who has created an exceptionally popular range of creatively up-cycled vinyl records. Yolzari created ‘Wreck the Record‘ in 2014 and has seen major success in both Ireland and abroad. The work incorporates a wide spectrum of your favourite pop culture alongside the best of Irish culture including the household staple Barrys tea.

 

Kinsale based Anthony Scannell who set up Coppicework in 2018. Anthony the man behind the Wood is a woodturner and also makes beautiful hazel walking sticks all in Kinsale.

To round up this talented bunch is Cork Craft maker Angelo Panza of Wood Village Carvings. Angelo creates beautiful carvings on a range of wood based materials including roots and branches from the surrounding areas.

 

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