That wonderful collection of local craftspeople and designers Creative Makers Galway are bringing their pop-up shop back for the Christmas season.
If you’re looking for a special gift this season then this pop-up show will offer plenty of ideas with locally made jewellery, candles, soaps, ceramics, original art, greeting cards, notebooks, calendars, wood crafted pieces and pottery.
Among this talented bunch of Creative Makers is self-taught artist Pat Flannery, who works with oils and watercolours, painting along the Wild Atlantic Way.
In her own words, Pat’s creations are “painted to connect with her audiences’ emotions, touch hearts and impact lives, they ask the viewer to pause, take a step back and enter a calm space to reconnect with memories of their childhood.”
Pat is one of a growing number of people who’ve chosen to ditch the regular 9-5 to try for a path in life that’s more fulfilling to her.
After raising five children Pat decided to return to her first love, painting, and hasn’t looked back since.
Another of the Creative Makers taking part in this shop is Scents of Galway owner Anna Brown.
Anna was inspired by summers growing up in Connemara and wanted to create and produce natural products that reflect the unique beauty and diversity of the West of Ireland.
She produces soaps, soy candles and oil perfumes using 100% natural, high quality, sustainable ingredients and fragrant essential oils. Every product in the Scents of Galway range are inspired by Galway and crafted from nature.
And there are so many more craftspeople taking part in this incredible event including:
Michele Chambers ceramics, Pippablue, Fiona Concannon artist, Canvas to Candle, Dobos ceramics, Peppermint, Irish Greeting Cards, Studio C Workshop, Lorraine Fletcher artist, Maeve Gallagher, Claire Guinan artist, The Owl Tree, Berina Kelly jewellery, The Crafty Factory, Fiáin, Burren Flower Fairies, Ambrose & Bríd woodturning, David O’Malley art, Free to Create, Ciara O’Neill resin art, Glassix, Emerald and Wax, Rachel Webb ceramics.
If you are looking for that special unique Christmas present pop in over the festive period, to purchase some Irish, handmade, artisan products and meet some of the 26 makers over the course of the two weeks.
The Christmas pop-up shop will be officially opened at 2pm on Friday December 7 at the Cornstore, Middle Street