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Yvonne Magee

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Yvonne Magee has been a lifelong artist and art lover. With a background in art education and art therapy she returned to painting in 2014 when she retired. Her work is now in public and private collections worldwide. She has been in solo and group exhibitions, has had work in galleries in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and was …

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Forage & Faff

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Jane, having restored an abandoned 90 foot polytunnel in 2022, has been sharing her passion for the world of foraging and growing ever since. With seasonal workshops and produce, there’s everything from boutonnière’s to beetroot chutney, with lots of wreaths (everyone’s favourite) in between. Jane offers walking tours of the polytunnel and flower farm, explaining varieties, growing and crafting methods …

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Denise McAuley

In Glass & Ceramics by Lorna

Denise began her journey with clay a few years ago, attending night classes at the University of Ulster. She continues to work part-time as a nurse as well as being the owner of Moneyvart Ceramics. Denise works from her home studio and is studying for a Diploma in Ceramics/Product Design at Belfast Metropolitan College Influenced heavily by the rich tapestry …

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Vine Haugh

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Vine has always had a passion for creativity and has explored various art forms. Around 7 years ago she was inspired by a course of ceramics workshops and very quickly the hobby became an obsession and then a micro business. She is a member of Ceramics Ireland and benefits from exhibiting in their open exhibition each year in Dublin. Although …

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Emer Dixon

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Emer has been making jewellery for over 20 years since she gained her degree in fine and applied arts specialising in jewellery making from the University of Ulster. Her work encompasses story telling along with Irish myth and legend. In 2010 she won the Craft NI award and the Venture Causeway Award in 2013. CAOS Base: The Boat House Gallery, …

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Helen Shearer

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Helen works from her studio in the grounds of Glenarm Castle. The birds, flowers and insects which surround her studio provide the perfect inspiration for her work. With a lightness of touch Helen creates small decorative items and pieces of jewellery. CAOS Base: Glenarm Open Wednesday – Sunday 11-4

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Ernie Kilpatrick

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Having always enjoyed working with wood, Ernie began carving traditional wooden spoons using an axe and knife. Over time they have evolved from more functional into more artistic forms. After carving they are hand sanded to give them a silky smooth finish, before being treated with food safe oil. CAOS Base: Randalstown Open by arrangement 07962 033 245

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Raymond Watson Artist

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Raymond is perhaps among the few artists in Ireland who have first hand experience of the Irish/British political conflict.  This historical political discord (100s of years old) has been and is an important influence on art that he creates. He has used a variety of traditional and multi media techniques to create a body of work that is influenced by …

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Eleanor-Jane McCartney Art

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Eleanor-Jane lives and works on Ireland’s North Coast and her work is informed by the marks on the weathered landscape around her. She makes reference to Celtic crosses and standing stones and her palette comes from the coastal scenery. Eleanor-Jane designs and makes small batch, unique, fused glass and vitreous enamel pieces including wall art, costume jewellery and free-standing work. …

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Louisa Kelly Artist

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Louisa Kelly is an Irish textile artist working mainly in felt. Inspired by the rich textures and vibrant colours of Irish landscapes, her work is characterised by its intricate, detailed designs, often combining natural and abstract elements to create beautiful pieces that evoke a sense of place. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Ireland and the UK, and …

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Malcolm Murchison Ceramics

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Malcolm is a passionate and creative maker of top-end table ware, remarkable teapots and fantasy flying machines. After a career in arts management, he has now made a return to full time personal expression through the medium of ceramics. He loves experimenting with glazes and electric blues, copper and emerald green all feature in his work. Malcolm works from The Boat …

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C H Pottery

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Ciaran Headley lives and works on the shores of Lough Neagh in County Antrim. He was a teacher who upon retirement enrolled on a foundation course in art and it was here he found ceramics. Whilst gaining a lot from the advice of tutors and established potters, Ciaran learned most from working each day at the wheel. Eventually realising that …

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Gobbins Crafts

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Heather originally studied 3D design at Belfast art college and after graduating specialised in Goldsmithing. She undertook further studies in Kilkenny and Copenhagen before establishing a successful Goldsmithing Business. Additionally, Heather has worked as a part-time consultant for City & Guilds in the development of Goldsmithing courses/exams for the international market. Heather’s workshop is set in a restored, stone-built, former …

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Audrey Kyle Art

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Audrey Kyle lives in Co Antrim Northern Ireland and is a contemporary watercolour artist painting rural landscapes, and country scenes in a loose style. Living on a farm situated on the top of the Gobbins cliffs Audrey gets much of her inspiration from the beauty of nature and the changing of the seasons. She loves nature and wildlife and is …

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Rory Shearer

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Primarily a vessel maker Rory has concentrated on a move to surface.  His pieces are no longer just containers but are hollow forms that you want to pick up, touch, move your hand over the surface and examine the exterior.  Recent works share characteristics with large abstract painting, beautiful from a distance but compelling you to look ever closer. There …

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Judith Logan Art

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Judith works in paint, pencil and print with a love of colour, pattern and visual story telling. Although she often combines all of these elements in her work, her favourite would be watercolour. Her art sells worldwide and has been accepted into the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour among others. Visit Judith in her …

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Willow Leaves Handmade Books

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Rosanne makes books for sketching and writing in a variety of styles using traditional and contemporary bookbinding techniques. She likes to work with beautiful papers so, in addition to gorgeous Chiyogami papers and sketches and paintings by her artist sister, she also marbles, prints and embosses paper. Rosanne takes commissions for books for special occassions such as weddings and birthdays. …

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Lorna Shannon Weaving

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Lorna Shannon is a second generation textile artist, hand spinner and hand weaver. She lives surrounded by the twisted hawthorns and the black faced sheep of the Antrim Hills and works only with native breed wool; transforming a material that is an integral part of the landscape into beautiful and useful things for you and your home. A visit to …

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Jane Lloyd Textile Artist

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Jane takes inspiration from the world around her, and every day is driven to create a collage in her journal which in turn feeds into new work. A recent series is based on the spiral, an old Celtic symbol found on ancient stones in Ireland and Jane finds it a very therapeutic symbol to work with. She plays with colour …

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Vera McCullough Jewellery

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Born in The Czech Republic, Vera learnt her craft at the prestigious Jewellery School of Applied Art in Turnově. From here Vera moved to London to continue her art and work in the city’s world famous precious stones and jewellery district, Hatton Garden. It was here Vera met her husband, David. Vera fell in love with David’s home-place and four …