Crafts - Made in Kilkenny
Throughout the city and county of Kilkenny, the visitor will find a host of craft and design studios and workshops. In Kilkenny, chances are as you walk the streets or drive through the countryside, you will have stumble across artisan craft workshops, lovingly selling hand crafted goods from solid wood furniture to small pieces of delicate textiles and jewellery
If you are looking for something really special, Kilkenny is the place for you.
Home to a vibrant artistic community, Kilkenny is filled with galleries, craft shops and design studions featuring some of Irelands best known designer- makers such as Nicholas Mosse , Chesneau Leathers, Jerpoint Glass, Rudolf Heltzel and Moth to a flame, candle makers.
The MADE in Kilkenny trail features many of of these makers whose studios are often in idyllic settings, offering an opportunity to meet the people behind each beautifully made piece.
A map is available showing the craft trail in Kilkenny City and County and can be viewed here
Tunde is an arts practitioner specialising in traditional and contemporary hand papermaking, printmaking, textiles and paper art installations. Her recent practice explores reminiscence, recollections and visual aspects of memories.
Maeve combines fine art printmaking with her love of textiles to create work for exhibition and commission. She transforms her materials to express themes concerning human traces, change and influence.
She produces an original range of hand thrown pottery that is both functional and decorative. She explores a wide range of decorative, visual and tactile qualities through the interplay of slips and glazes.
She designs and produces a wide range of functional and sculptural stoneware ceramics, ranging from hand thrown tableware with rich, colourful glazes to highly decorative one-off pieces.
Karen Morgan creates and designs a unique range of elegantly crafted table and decorative ware in Porcelain. Karen’s stylish porcelain range is skilfully hand thrown on the potters wheel. Visit her contemporary, bright and welcoming gallery.
Gus creates a wide range of functional stoneware pieces and large sculptural pieces for the home or garden. His large scale work includes garden planters and bird tables; produced to commission.
The outstanding craftsmanship that goes into a Rudolf Heltzel piece is truly something to behold! Each item is handmade using traditional methods that have a timeless aesthetic. Using 18ct gold, platinum and silver.
International jewellery designer, goldsmith and gemmologist. Jane designs and maks individually commissioned pieces in precious metal. Her work is unique and special.