Update on the makers preparing for autumn/ winter 2011

We have all had such a busy summer and another really successful show in Ardara.

The response to our work was fantastic and sales were up on last year, it is very rewarding to have such support from craft buyers especially when the purse strings have to be more tightly pulled.We thank you for your support for Irish craft.

We had our annual selection for new members in September and are very pleased to have a new member, Isobel Sangha from the Donegal natural soap company, www.donegalnaturalsoap.ie. So we will have delicious natural soap products available along with the work of our other 24 makers.

Isobel making soap

We are getting lots of invitations to exhibit around and about so if you are able follow us on facebook for more updates on where we will be next.

We are also planning on launching a corporate gift voucher at the request of several local companies and institutions, watch this space. Our website is undergoing an update to incorporate new work and members. The work is with the photographer as I write this.

Some of the members are attending the National Craft fair in Dublin 30th November- 4th December, if you would like to come and visit us you can contact us for free tickets.

E-mail info @donegaldesignermakers.com

Working in the craft industry is never glamorous, however successful you may be and this time of year leads to many recurring complaints as 12-16hours days in the studio lead to various crafters ailments, such as painters elbow, potters shoulder, jewelers finger

( although these could also be real ales)

take a look at some of our makers, making!

Marina sculpting


Fiona starting a batik

Sharon making a felt vessel


Shane making bird houses