Now on show in the Craft Granary Gallery (Church Streeet, Cahir) is the first exhibition of craft from Waterford Taste of Craft - crafts on display include ceramics, jewellery, soft furnishings, fun and funky bags, basket weaving and handmade cards.
The exhibition showcases the work of craft classes held in every corner of County Waterford - Kilmacthomas, Drumcannon, Bonmahon, Portlaw, Ballinameela, Touraneena, Kilrossanty, Stradbally and Lismore.
Some of these craftworkers are established names and some are just starting out, but they all share a passion for what they do and this is evident through the quality of the work on display.
One of the featured craft workers, for example, is Claire Molloy who works using horse hair and in her spare time is a horse breeder.
Claire, who is also a member of the Tipperary Craft Gathering, is combining her love of all things equestrian with her chosen career as a ceramicist. Claire’s ceramic creations were showcased at Through The Mill recently, an exhibition of work by the 12 graduates of the Crafts Council of Ireland’s renowned Ceramics Skills and Design Course in the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny.
All of the craftworkers exhibiting in the Craft Granary were warm in their praise of Helen Shanahan and Carmel Keating from the Craft Granary who have spearheaded this project.
Also to Jimmy Taaffe and Denise Walsh from the Waterford Leader Partnership.
The exhibition runs until August 24th. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, on Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays from 1-5pm.
Why not make a day of it? Visit the exhibition, take a delightful 2km walk to the Swiss Cottage and have a coffee or lunch in one of Cahir’s trendy eateries.
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