Why do I love flowers?

Small Impressed Vase with Yellow Gerbera

Admittedly, I have more access to vases than most, but I am unsure which came first the making of many vases or the joy that a vase of fresh flowers gives me. Of course, vases can be beautiful without big fancy bouquets, tiny collections of foliage, a few dried stems or just as joyful decorating…

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Celebrating 22 years

Wow! This month I am celebrating 22 years since I joined Bridge Street Studios. A lot has happened over those 22 years and this year was a significant change for me as in July, I moved from my fourth-floor haven to a new first-floor space. I have more space, no stairs and a brand new…

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Special Thank You Gifts

In a world where the vast majority of purchases are “made in China”, it can be challenging to source a thank you gift which is meaningful and ethical. My thank you gifts are made here in my studio in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. I am a small artisan producer. My handprint and personal thank you…

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They say gratitude is the best attitude

I couldn’t agree more. It means you are starting from a place of abundance rather than scarcity- that in turn makes you feel happier and more positive. My work focuses majorly on gratitude. The messages on my pieces can say what you want to tell someone without saying it out loud. Sometimes, people find it…

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Fire up the Barbie

Hopefully, you’ve got the weather for a BBQ but even if it’s bucketing down, the Irish have by now adapted to having the grill and oven on just in case. Be honest, it’s rare when you get to cook and eat the food outside, but whether you’ve cooked on charcoal or in the kitchen oven,…

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Louth Craftmark Summer Fair

Louth Craftmark outdoor “Summer Fair” coming to Dundalk town centre this August, as part of the Fringe programme of the SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival Louth Craftmark is holding a highly anticipated outdoor Summer Fair on the newly created Street Plaza on Dundalk’s Church Street. The Summer Fair will be taking place on Saturday 7th…

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