MADE in kilkenny are delighted to have teamed up with Meubles, a long established Kilkenny business. We have a selection of work available on the first floor beside the cafe. Some of our makers will be in store this Saturday from 1pm until 3pm to answer any questions, discuss the making process or just have a chat. Why not make an afternoon of it and stay for Rozanne Stevens cookery demo from 3.30pm til 5pm
Work available from Meubles include Andrew Ludick Ceramics, Rosemarie Durr Pottery, Castlearch Pottery, Jerpoint Glass, Moth to a Flame Candles and Cushendale Woollen Mills
MADE in kilkenny is currently open for new applications, so if you would like to become a member of MADE and fit the following criteria..
*You must be a full time professional Designer Maker.
*You Design and make your own product to a high standard.
*You are based in Co.Kilkenny
* Your have been in business for a minimum of 2 years.
*You are proposed and seconded by two existing members of MADE in kilkenny.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Closing date for receipt of application forms is Feb 18th.
It’s not often that you get the opportunity to model millinery. So, you can imagine that Kate & Katerina were more than happy to don some magnificent hats from Rebekah Patterson’s Autumn/Winter collection!
Katerina wears this superb ‘Vintage Knitted Cloche’ hat…
If you’re looking to sparkle this Christmas party season, then look no further…
Katerina wears a gorgeous ‘Black Neckpiece’ by Rebekah & earrings from Lorimat Jewellers…
Kate wears ‘Black & Red Cloche hat’ with lace detail & Pearls from Lorimat…
Kate wears gorgeous ‘Grey Cloche hat’ with rich embroidered detail…
Last but not least, if you’re looking for something fun yet, stylish then this cosy and super cute beanie is perfect for Winter!
Katerina wears ‘Mohair Beanie Extravaganza’ teamed with vintage accessories!
Thank you to the Clubhouse Hotel, Patrick Street for providing the perfect setting venue and for their hospitality.
Thank you to the very talented Karen Maher, make-up artist for making the girls look even more beautiful www.nearlyweds.ie and of course, thank you to Lorimat Jewellers, St Patricks Street www.lorimatkilkenny.ie for the wonderful pieces.
You can catch more of Rebekah’s wonderful creations at her shop on The Parade, Kilkenny www.rebekahpattersonmilliner.wordpress.com With the MADE in Kilkenny Xmas pop-up shop due to launch soon, Sat 1st Dec, John Street, (next to the Wine Centre) you can also see more millinery here too!
Ok, so we know Christmas is still a little way off but we cannot contain the excitement, as preparations are in full-swing for the launch of this year’s pop-up shop in a couple of week’s time!
Due to open on Saturday 1st December on John Street, next to Gardenia, we are lucky to be surrounded by such an abundance of great shops and restaurants…
Here are a few images from previous pop-up shops and an idea of the festivities to come!
What’s on offer for Christmas 2012?
From candles and glassware…
Textiles and millinery…
To Jewellery and pottery…There is something for everyone.
Hope to see you at the launch!
With Christmas just weeks away, we thought we would take the opportunity to share with you some fantastic gift ideas, courtesy of Made to Savour!
Why not make your own gluten-free flapjacks and serve on Castle Arch pottery platter!
Tea for two…Delicious biscuits and handmade pottery gift set
About Made to Savour: By combining cooking and craft, the group have successfully paired together the finest of local produce and craft together, by creating something meaningful and memorable that will stimulate the senses! To see more and to follow all of the news on Made to Savour, you can follow them of Facebook – http://www.madetosavour.ie
About Castle Arch Pottery: Based in Kilkenny Castle Yard, Ray Power of Castle Arch Pottery takes pride in making functional and decorative hand-thrown stoneware, in an array of stunning shades. You can follow Catle Arch Pottery on Facebook or check out the website: www.castlearchpottery.ie
Rosemarie Durr Pottery shop in Castlecomer, is having a ‘Clear the decks before Christmas’ SALE this bank holiday weekend. All stock in the shop will be discounted with some of Andrew Ludick Ceramics and Rosemarie Durr Pottery marked down by up to 50%. This is a great opportunity to get those special presents and a great price. SALE starts Thurs 25th October and runs through to Monday 29th with late night opening on Saturday to mark the opening of the RDS Travelling Exhibition in the Castlecome Discovery Park.
series of bowls by Andrew Ludick
Mark Camden bowl
Hedgehogs by Aileen-Anne Brannigan, much admired
Ceramic Hens by Caroline Doland
MADE by hand exhibition is open in Butler house and promises not to disappoint. There is a lovely selection of new work from the MADE members and you can read the storyboards which give a little more insight into the process behind making each piece.
The images above are of our pop up shop also located in Butler House so for this week only you can have a range of work available from both Butler House and until the end of the month from our shop in GOODS on high street….
Its that time of year again and our fourth Arts Festival exhibition is taking place this year in the usual venue ….Butler House. It will all be new work on show and we will also have a pop up shop in Butler House as well as our outlet in GOODS high st. So no excuses this year when you are strolling around Kilkenny for the festival you cant miss MADE in kilkenny. All welcome to the opening on Friday evening 6.30
Even in the rain, the village of Graignamanagh was still picturesque. I headed up to Cushendale Woollen Mill and was lucky enough to have the grand tour by Philip and Mary Cushen and watched the dedicated team working…
Steeped in history, it is encouraging to know that since 1204BC the mill has been working to produce wool. The family and the team are passionate about creating excellent quality products and Philip, was kind enough to show me around the mill.
The pure, local water from the stream is a key resource and provides water for dying the Cushendale textiles. Philip tells me about the dying process and that all the colours are produced by Cushendale. He believes that this is one of the most, elements to the finished product.
It is wonderful the way the colour shades have names; Foxglove, Apple Blossom and ooh, what’s this…I am fortunate enough to watch a rug being made, at just the right time…
Due to Royal Blue! Gorgeous Ascot Rug in production
Whether buying woollen items to wear, as a gift or, to use around the home, colour must play a focal part and this is where Cushendale truly succeed. Through years of experience and a careful consideration of market and trend, the mill produces an array of colour to suit every style.
WHAT’S NEXT: Philip, Mary and the team are working hard as ever and as Kilkenny Arts Festival vast approaches, Philip is enthusiastic to show Cushendale products, that have been specifically designed and made for the event. Can’t wait!
Preparation for this year’s Graduate Exhibition is underway and I was lucky enough to spare a few moments of Gus Mabelson’s time. His instantly recognisable ceramics are aesthetically appealing & functional but today the main focus was on his student’s work.
Vivien O’Malley, Porcelain Teapot
Twelve exceptionally talented students, currently working very hard on their final pieces, Gus has spent the last 2 years mentoring them throughout the process, as well as working hard on his own pieces too.
The Crafts Council of Ireland’s (CCoI) Ceramic Design and Skills Training Course is a unique training programme, which is designed to give students practical skills to develop career within the ceramics industry.
Elaine Harrington, Sagger fired Disc
“It is important that the students have an understanding of the professional aspect of ceramics too, by selling their work and creating promotional business material.” Gus explains.
Ceramic Student busy at work…
WHERE: You can see more of these exciting pieces and meet the talented students of these creations @ The National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard. The show opens on Friday 20th July 2012. For further details visit: http://www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/exhibitions/ccoi-ceramic-design-and-skills-course