Crafts - Made in Kilkenny
Throughout the city and county of Kilkenny, the visitor will find a host of craft and design studios and workshops. In Kilkenny, chances are as you walk the streets or drive through the countryside, you will have stumble across artisan craft workshops, lovingly selling hand crafted goods from solid wood furniture to small pieces of delicate textiles and jewellery
If you are looking for something really special, Kilkenny is the place for you.
Home to a vibrant artistic community, Kilkenny is filled with galleries, craft shops and design studions featuring some of Irelands best known designer- makers such as Nicholas Mosse , Chesneau Leathers, Jerpoint Glass, Rudolf Heltzel and Moth to a flame, candle makers.
The MADE in Kilkenny trail features many of of these makers whose studios are often in idyllic settings, offering an opportunity to meet the people behind each beautifully made piece.
A map is available showing the craft trail in Kilkenny City and County and can be viewed here
Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for his brightly designed ceramic gift & tableware. His Country Shop offers a viewing area where you might see pottery being thrown or decorated and two floors of beautiful pottery, crafts & gifts
International jewellery designer, goldsmith and gemmologist. Jane designs and maks individually commissioned pieces in precious metal. Her work is unique and special.
She designs and produces a wide range of functional and sculptural stoneware ceramics, ranging from hand thrown tableware with rich, colourful glazes to highly decorative one-off pieces.
Inga Reed designs and makes award winning contemporary jewellery for Irish and international galleries and retail outlets from her workshop. Working in precious metals, stones and pearls. Commissions are happily undertaken.
Karen Morgan creates and designs a unique range of elegantly crafted table and decorative ware in Porcelain. Karen’s stylish porcelain range is skilfully hand thrown on the potters wheel. Visit her contemporary, bright and welcoming gallery.
Gold and silversmith, Friederike Grace, enjoys capturing the light in her unique jewellery. She also incorporates gemstones and diamonds into her designs, adding a splash of colour to the precious metals.
The outstanding craftsmanship that goes into a Rudolf Heltzel piece is truly something to behold! Each item is handmade using traditional methods that have a timeless aesthetic. Using 18ct gold, platinum and silver.
Stone carver Aileen-Anne Brannigan works with locally quarried Kilkenny Limestone and Black Marble, creating individual sculptures, commemorative pieces and carved stone bowls designed to enhance any setting.
Gus creates a wide range of functional stoneware pieces and large sculptural pieces for the home or garden. His large scale work includes garden planters and bird tables; produced to commission.