County Leitrim boasts a wealth of original design talent as evident from the artists and makers featured in this exhibition. These makers express themselves through a wide range of media: Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Jewellery, Knitting, Pottery, Photography, Soapmaking, Textile Art and Woodturning. Whatever their chosen medium, each maker brings a magical mix of imagination, skill and inspiration combined with a unique combination of hand, mind and eye to the craft process. Featuring: Bairbre Kennedy, Caroline Rock, Carol McLoughlin, Catherine Gray, Emily & Giolla Liddy, Erika Marks, Fiona O’Driscoll, Jean Whitfield, Jo Gray, Lucinda Lee, Majella McAuley, Natalie Descheres, Roy Humphreys, and Simon Murphy. These portraits, captured by the much respected photographer Brian Farrell showcase the unique individuals behind these specialised art forms. Brian’s stunning photographs captures the authenticity of each maker and their product. The creative processes behind these crafts can also be enjoyed in a number of short videos captured by Padraig Cunningham from each maker’s studio. The videos are available to view in the Leitrim Design House Gallery.

The Leitrim Design House, a champion of Irish craft and design, has dedicated the past twenty years to nurturing and supporting Irish makers. This creative sector is a rich resource within the county and “Made in Leitrim” is a celebration of the creative talent we have in our midst. We’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge their passion, commitment and continuous endeavours to earn a living from their trade. We are extremely thankful for their innovative techniques and the designs that continue to inspire us, our customers & visitors to the region

The Leitrim Design House invites you to engage with the creativity of County Leitrim through this exhibition is on view until March 31st in The Jury Room café at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon. “Made in Leitrim” is one of a number of initiatives the Leitrim Design House has planned for 2020 in celebration of 20 years supporting small Irish craft businesses. We look forward to you visiting our craft gallery during the course of the “Made in Leitrim” exhibition and to your continued support over the coming year and into the future.

This project received grant aid from Leitrim Local Community Development Committee under the Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2014-2020 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.

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