International Women's Day - Celebrating Our Female Makers and Artists

International Women's Day - Celebrating Our Female Makers and Artists

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This international women's day we want to celebrate our wonderful female artists and makers not just with a blog but by showcasing their beautiful work, talents and achievements across our social media. 

Alison Byrne - Wildbird Studio, Alison Banton - Brooke & Shoals, Morag Chambers - Mora Jewellery, Miriam Wade Jewellery, Mairead deBláca Jewellery,  Edel McMahon Design

Yvonne Mullen - Lore, Mia Gray - Catch the Light, Fiona O'Driscoll - Sundew Crafts, Wendy Louise Knight Textiles, Frances McGonigle Rothlu, Ann Brennan Artist.

We will celebrate the work of women creatives and elevate visibility so watch out for Instagram stories, a special video and posts celebrating these amazing women.

We showcase the work of many female artists and creatives from all over the island of Ireland including women who have come to Ireland from all over the world and made this country their home.  

 Naomi Fleury - Japanese Papercraft, Kate Murtagh Sheridan and Fionnuala Maxwell, Edyta Art, Bea van der Zwaag - Fleur & Mimi, Alex Jefferson - Propeller prints

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Ruth Power - Danu Ceramics, Karen Kearney - Soak bath salts, Sandra Hartweig Jewellery, Edina Dzin - Circle Vivendi, Ruka Leko - Leko & Leko, Jacki Parker and Nicole McKenna - Wild By Water

Hannah-Clare - De Gordun, Eilis Galbraith, Ger Breslin Jewellery, Sonja Guenther - Jars of Clay, Lina Legzdina - Kaiko Studio, 

Our current Artwall exhibition also celebrates the wonderful work of some of the local Leitrim artists and makers. 7 talented women have come together to create a unique display of art. Each one showing off their own set of skills and area of expertise. "Sinann Circle" will show you ceramics, knitted wall art, jewellery, glass art, painting and textiles wall art. Dont miss this exhibition before it leaves us on the 9th of March. We hope you’ll come and support your local creative community and celebrate the wealth of talent we have in the region.

Erika Marks Jewellery, Lucinda Lee - Lucy's Soap Kitchen, Catherine Gray Textile Artist, Bairbre Kennedy, Majella McAuley - The Soap Box, Carol McLoughlin Calligraphy

Barbara Hubert Bookbindery, Dolores Keaveney - Author, Julia Clarke Pottery, Elaine Kellegher -Lainey K, Franziska Felt Textile Artist,  Vicky Crawford -Patches

For further information follow us on social media, FacebookInstagram and Twitter or we’d love to see you in our not-for-profit store at The Leitrim Design House, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10.00am - 5pm

Emily Sachs-Eldridge - Artwood, Anke -Mckernan Woolen Mills, Vida Pain - Black Hen Designs, Sarah Carroll Kelly - Shock of Grey, Una O'Boyle - Banshee Jewellery, Liza Kavanagh Artist

Patricia Feeney Walsh - Mishe, Sarah Hamilton-Foott - Lovato Candles, Colette Langan Stained Glass, Sharlene Kemple Ceramics, Edel McWeeney - Ezxploring, Cathy Reynolds - Artist