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Irish Crafts

Healy Pottery

Award-winning potter Geoffrey Healy makes hand-thrown ceramic pieces in his workshop and studio in the Rocky Valley, Kilmacanogue. He makes an oven-to-tableware range, gift items and lamp bases, and also creates unique collector’s pieces. Geoffrey studied his craft in the UK and Japan, before setting up his studio in his home county of Wicklow in 1992.  Visits to the studio are by appointment only – please phone 00 353 1 2829270.

Christien van Bussel

Christien van Bussel teaches adults and children, not only in pottery making, but also in wood turning.  Her workshops are held in her own spacious studio in Aughrim, where the quiet and rural atmosphere will encourage your creativity.

Jenny Kelly Pottery

Jenny Kelly Pottery Studio offers stunning ceramic pottery as well as a range of Irish Craft gifts.

Avoca Handweavers

Avoca in Kilmacanogue – a great place to browse through Avoca’s Handmade Irish Designs as well as a host of other Irish craft gifts.  It’s also a great spot for a relaxing lunch or a sweet treat.

The Mill at Avoca has been weaving rugs, throws and scarves since 1723. Today, Avoca Handweavers is renowned throughout Ireland for their woven women’s clothing, and in addition to being Ireland’s oldest mill, is also considered to be the oldest business still operating in Ireland today. The multi-generational business aside, Avoca village is so visually charming that’s it been chosen as the set for numerous movies and local Irish television. When strolling the pastel-cottage lined streets—which themselves are backed by rolling green hills that define the Irish landscape—you truly feel that you’ve left the city for an authentic Irish village.