The Leitrim Design House are proud to present a short film titled Crafting the Light developed by The Leitrim Design House & funded by Creative Ireland and The Design & Crafts Council.
This locally made film captures a response during the pandemic from the vibrant craft community that lies within County Leitrim’s creative sector and reveals during this dark period that it’s also been a time for reflection, growth and creativity. Crafting the Light aims to shine a light inward, on the minds, thoughts, inspirations of Leitrim’s creative practitioners. Revealing that something beautiful can occur in a time of darkness, how creating something that never existed before is an act of hope and that creativity can propel us forward into a positive and uplifting space again.
Participants in the film are Leitrim based makers Catherine Gray - Textile and fibre artist, Erika Marks – Jeweller, Maria Noonan-McDermott- Artist, and Niall Miller from– Fuinseog Woodland Crafts.
The film was shot in locations around Leitrim by Padraig Cunningham from Pure Designs and creatively produced by artist Laura Gallagher on behalf of The Leitrim Design House. We invite you to engage with the culture and creativity of County Leitrim and to celebrate this wonderful creative community that adds so much colour to our County.
Crafting the Light is free to view here on The Leitrim Design House You Tube channel. We’d love to hear what you think!