Dividing her time between London and her studio in Leap where she works obsessively when she’s in Ireland, ceramicist Kathleen Standen looks to the ever-changing patterns of weather in the South West, together with such natural elements as rock strata, moving and still water, lichen, wild flowers and the fishing […]

“Heir Island had no choice but to become home,” shares painter and printmaker Christine Thery with Mary O’Brien, recalling when she first set foot on the small island off West Cork. It was to be another five years after sailing to the Caribbean and US before Christine and her husband […]

Likened to ‘painting with yarn’, punch needle is a traditional form of rug making, one where you create continuous loops of wool by punching your needle in and out of a special fabric.   Certified Oxford Punch Needle Instructor, artist and environmental scientist Michelle O’Driscoll is the owner of Wild […]

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