MEET THE MAKERS
CREATE 2017

Discover a world of extraordinary interior and giftware design.

In collaboration with Design Ireland, we invite you to Meet The Makers in our dedicated space on Level 3 of our Dublin store that showcases the work of home-grown talent including printers, ceramic artists, glass blowers, textile designer, furniture makers and more.

Experience a series of live demonstrations and enjoy a unique opportunity to learn more about each designer, their inspiration and creative process.

DESIGNER BIOS

  • Adam Frew

    Ceramic Designer, Co. Derry
  • Adam Frew produces handcrafted porcelain vessels inspired by traditional eastern forms and each piece captures the feeling of movement. Adam’s current collection includes his signature scribble pots and stacking jars, all made from white porcelain in his studio in the Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, Co. Derry.
    *Adam Frew's unique designs are available to buy in our Dublin store only.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store Saturday, 8th July from 2-4pm 
  • Black Hen Designs

    Glass Artist, Co. Roscommon
  • Black Hen Designs is the creation of husband and wife team Andrew and Vida Pain. From their studio in Roscommon they create original glass painting and prints inspired by the Irish countryside. Using handmade frames and quality materials, designs are brought to life through the use of vivid colours and exaggerated forms.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 8th and Saturday 29th July from 2-4pm.
  • Caulfield Country Boards

    Joiner, Co. Meath
  • The progeny of Caulfield Joinery in Co. Meath, brother and sister Pearse and Louise Caulfield combine their joinery and food backgrounds to create functional yet beautiful solid wood cutting boards that will enrich kitchen experiences and enhance social dining occasions.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July from 2-4pm.
  • Cooper Furniture

    Furniture Maker, Co. Monaghan
  • Coming from a tradition of woodworkers going back to his great grandfather, Ciaran Cooper has known wood and craft from an early age. From his workshop in Co. Monaghan, he designs and handcrafts contemporary furniture using traditional Irish joinery methods, producing pieces that are unique, built to last and sealed with the maker’s mark of quality.
    *Cooper Furniture's designs are available made-to-order only from our Dublin store.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 29th and Sunday 6th August from 2-4pm.
  • Field Apothecary

    Candle Maker, Co.Down
  • Originating while Alix was homesick as a student in Glasgow and really missing the sights and smells of home, she called upon these memories when she created Field Apothecary in 2017. A range of luxury essential oil candles, these unique fragrances represent the Irish landscape and each is hand-poured in small batches in her studio in Newtownards, Co. Down.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Sunday 30th July, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August from 2-4pm.

  • Foxford Woollen Mills

    Textile Designer, Co. Mayo
  • Founded in 1892, Foxford Woollen Mills is situated on the river Moy in the heart of Co. Mayo and is one of the last working mills in Ireland. Today, it is a thriving Working Mill and Visitors Centre, employing over 40 people creating beautiful luxurious throws and blankets destined to become treasured possessions for years to come.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July from 2-4pm

  • Gilded Hound

    Metalsmith, Co. Dublin
  • Gilded Hound is run by metalsmith Siobhán Sacker, who became fascinated with the art of metalsmithing in South India where she spent many years as a teenager. They design and produce a select range of premium handmade solid copper and brass pieces in their studio in Rathgar, Dublin.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Sunday 30th July & Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th August.
  • Jerpoint Glass Studio

    Glass Blower, Co. Kilkenny
  • Each piece of Jerpoint Glass is hand-blown in the same manner it was 2,000 years ago. Using bright dappled colours inspired by the surrounding Co. Kilkenny countryside of wildflowers, gorse and seaborne blue greens, this family-run studio create bowls, jugs and glasses.

  • John Ryan Ceramics

    Potter, Co. Sligo
  • John Ryan makes functional and decorative stoneware, drawing inspiration from the rural landscape surrounding his studio in Sligo. Many pieces reflect local colours and textures, with his most recent collection inspired by the rugged coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.

  • me&him&you

    Print Maker, Dublin City
  • me&him&you is a design studio based in Dublin, founded in 2010 by Ronan Dillon and Peter O’Gara. They design and print their own range of products which are sold internationally including ‘City Prints’ inspired by cities around the world. These modern, simple monochrome screen prints have attracted a global following, which now features 23 cities and counting.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July from 2-4pm.
  • Rathbornes

    Candle Maker, Co. Dublin
  • Rathbornes Candles are one of the oldest candle makers in the world dating back to 1488. Five centuries later their candles are still being hand poured in Dublin using their rich knowledge of techniques and ingredients. Essential oils combine to create a balanced collection to which master blenders have given a luxuriously modern edge.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July from 2-4pm.

  • The Burren Perfumery

    Perfumer, Co. Clare
  • Founded in 1972, the Burren Perfumery is a family-owned company run by Sadie Chowen and her husband Ralph. Based in the beautiful landscape of the Burren on the West coast of Ireland, Sadie draws her inspiration from the landscape and flowers around her to hand-make range of niche Irish perfumes and high-quality, certified organic cosmetics.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 16th and Saturday 22nd July from 2-4pm.

  • House of Waterford Crystal

    John Connolly, Chief Designer
  • House of Waterford introduces a limited edition Designer Studio collection featuring vases and bowls designed by Martin Ryan, Matt Kehoe, John Connolly, Billy Briggs and Tom Cooke; all of whom were inspired by The Beauty of Southeast Ireland.

  • Slated

    Homeware Designer, Dublin
  • Tara and Ed Hammond began Slated when Ed, a trained roofer, created a table runner from slate for a dinner party with friends. Using 150-year old methods and skills, each piece from the Slated Range is meticulously handcrafted to enhance the originality and natural elegance of the collection.

  • Stephen Farnan Studio

    Ceramic Artist, Belfast
  • Stephen Farnan is a potter by trade, having studied ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art, London, and Fine Art at Ulster University Belfast. Every element of his framed porcelain landscapes are designed and made in his Belfast studio where he creates timeless landscapes and memories.
    *Stephen Farnan's unique designs are available to buy in our Dublin store only.

    Meet the Maker on Level 3 of our Dublin store: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July from 2-4pm.