Irish Craft #1 opened to the public on the 19th of November at Cahir Arts, just minutes from Cahir Castle. . An amazing line up of more than 20 Irish craft makers. The artists on show in the gallery space showcase the best of Ireland's craft sector.. The exhibition brings together some of Ireland’s best craft makers whose skills have been validated by numerous exhibitions at home and abroad over many years. The different craft sectors are represented, wood, willow, glass, ceramics, textile, tapestry, silver… Some are functional items, many unique display pieces of exceptional beauty.
Glass : From hot-air balloons by Jerpoint glass to unique glass vases and vessels by award-winning artist Aoife Soden including works by Mide Reddin Quinlan & Suzanne O'Sullivan.
Ceramics: a show of exceptional works by Sinead Fagan (featured recently in the New York Times), vessels and bowls bowls by featured artists such as Cora Cummins, Anna Smyth, Kildoag Pottery, Mide Quinlan...
Wood : another award winning artist Kathleen Walsh. with her wood and resin bowls. Gintaras Malinauskas Coloured wooden vessels, Ck53 Design lamps and a variety of wooden gifts
Wicker : Joe Hogan nests and barrel, Kathy Hayden Baskets testify to the return of traditional crafts
Textile & Tapestry : Woll linen and all fibres are making a come back with exceptional work by Muriel Beckett, Terry Dunne(the weaver), Frances Crowe, and Lorna Donlon showing the diversity of textile.
Silver Jewellery : Felix Falkner silversmith designs and makes everyday ware and statement pieces
Exhibition runs until December 24th at Cahir Arts.