CONFERENCE 2017|Developing A Craft Or Design Business
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THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE CONFERENCE 2017 – Developing A Craft Or Design Business


THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE CONFERENCE 2017 – Developing A Craft Or Design Business.

Building on the success of previous events, the Leitrim Design House is pleased to present its third annual conference. Featuring a panel of speakers representing dynamic and inspiring design businesses, the conference chaired by Eddie Shanahan well known expert in brand and product development for the fashion, craft and homewares industry will explore various aspects of developing your craft and design business. The 2017 conference will present practical advice from speakers working in the creative sector. Speakers include Jenny Huston from Edge Only Jewellery Dublin; Ashleigh Smith from the Atlantic Equipment Project Sligo and P J Rigney from the Shed Distillery Drumshanbo. Themes will include key challenges at start up; relevant supports availed of; key learnings along the way. The event will be brim full of practical advice on developing your creative business. The afternoon session offers the audience the opportunity to engage with the speakers in a specially devised conversation session discussing some of the issues raised by the presenters as well as others of importance to the audience. The panel will be joined by John Ryan from O’Riain Pottery Sligo and Emily Sachs Eldridge from Artwood in Leitrim.
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to a really interesting panel of speakers. Join the conversation!

The Shed Distillery marks a return to traditional distillation using medieval copper stills and is the first multi-purpose distillery of its kind in Ireland. Filled with experiments and recipes for herbaceous gins, potato vodkas, handcrafted Irish Pot Still and Single Malt Irish whiskey and new liqueurs, the Shed is the brainchild of Patrick J. Rigney.

Edge Only is luxury jewellery with an edge. Designed for men and women that care about the jeans and trainers they wear every bit as much as the suit they wear to work. Founded by DJ Jenny Huston, Edge Only jewellery is ethically made in Ireland using solid gold and sterling silver. “The craftsmanship and quality of finish are central to each piece. I want people to have beautifully finished designs they can feel great about in every respect”. A luxury brand for individuals and black sheep.

The Atlantic Equipment Project designs and builds long-lasting, quality backpacks and satchels. The range of bags is tough and durable combining to create simple, beautiful and long lasting equipment designed for men and women who find joy in the exploration of our rugged Atlantic coastline.

O’Riain Pottery established by master craftsman John Ryan makes both functional and decorative stoneware pottery, drawing inspiration from the surrounding rural landscape. The high quality pottery can be used in microwave, oven and dish washer. Only natural and ecological materials are used throughout the entire production process.

Artwood a family business set up by Giolla Liddy and Emily Sachs Eldridge. The company has an expanding range of natural and handcrafted home and gift ideas. Each piece is handcrafted in their workshop under the Sliabh an Iarainn mountain in County Leitrim. Artwood works with locally sourced woods.

Lunch will be provided and there is a cover charge of 5 euro. To book a ticket please click to our online shop here:

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