The Artists/Design Studios
Watch Irish craft come to life and visit the in-house workshops at the Kilkenny Design Studios, located in the basement of the Shanagarry Design Centre! Home to a variety of Irish craftspeople, from potters to painters, the Shanagarry ‘Design’ Experience offers a unique opportunity to see the masters at work, with an up-close view of these talented designers at home in their studios. And why not tap into your creative side too and join in the interactive craft demonstrations – unleash your inner Michelangelo! This is an unforgettable experience for all ages and the regular art and painting classes are a great way to occupy the kids while you shop upstairs in the Kilkenny Shop!
Here are some of the resident craftspeople at the Kilkenny Design Studios…
Orla O’Rourke – Stable Door Pottery
Ceramic designer Orla O'Rourke creates by hand wonderful quirky, functional gifts for the home and kitchen, each piece has hessian fabric rolled into the stoneware clay, leaving behind its wonderful, distinct design, these pieces are a functional and stylish. Orla creates her handmade pieces and has her kiln at the Shanagarry Design Centre.
See more of Orla's work at: Stable Door Pottery
Ann O Riordan – Eco Paisti Crafts
Ann runs art and craft classes for children from her studio three times a week. Eco Paisti crafts encourages children to use their creative side by making simple yet beautiful designs out of materials and objects that would normally be disposed of, all of which while having fun at the same time. Ann also caters for children's birthday parties, and offers a wide range of games and activities.
See more of Ann's work at: Eco Paisti Crafts
Phil Davis – Art of Phil Davis
Phil has been a renowned artist for over 25 years and has been resident in the Shanagarry Design Centre, also since its inception. Well known for his prints he has been involved in many exhibitions, solo and with groups and has paintings in collections worldwide, Phil runs classes on a weekly basis for all levels from beginners to advanced.
See more of Phil's work at: The Art of Phil Davis
Belinda Northcote – Belinda Northcote Designs
Belinda is renowned for her fine cut prints and Irish designed scarves, Belinda has been resident in Shanagarry design Centre since its inception. Belinda uses a local flora and fauna as inspiration for her work which she captures in exquisite detail in her watercolors and designs.
See more of Belinda's work at: Belinda Northcote Designs
Annemarie Foley – Jasymn Avenue
Annemarie is an artist and statement jewellery designer, who creates sweet and striking whimsical designs, that will allow you indulge in self expression. Combining creativity and beauty in each design. Each piece tells its own individual story using bespoke jewellery pieces with lots of personal detail. Annemarie can also cater for classes and for kids birthday parties.
If you require any further information on the Shanagarry Design Centre, please call us on 021-4645838
Studio Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm