Made In Kilkenny Craft Trail
'MADE in Kilkenny' was formed in early 2009, and was set up to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny, to encourage the growth of the professional craft industry and to promote the county as a shopping destination for authentic, handmade craft in Ireland.
Kilkenny, has long had the reputation for being a hub of creativity, and 'MADE in Kilkenny' contributes to this. In this brochure and on our website you will and a guide to various Designer-Makers, and a map to help you and them.
All the craftspeople in 'MADE in Kilkenny' make their own work using both traditional and modern techniques, from the white-hot furnace of the glass-blower to the throwing wheel of the potter. From the practiced hammering and manipulation of precious metals, the careful sawing, turning and chiseling of wood and stone, to the tasteful stitching of textiles and leather, all these craftspeople are contributing to Irelands heritage. They are preserving and developing ancient techniques, and presenting you with beautiful pieces to drink and to eat from, to carry and to store things in, to sit on, to admire, and to adorn the body with!
It is intended that you use this brochure as a shopping guide, for a pleasant day out visiting the various craft shops amongst Kilkenny's scenic countryside and historical city. Or, to get that perfect present for yourself or someone else, use the information and map provided to visit and meet a specic crafts person.
If you are staying in Kilkenny on a holiday, please use this guide and others in the range of Trail Kilkenny leisure guides to make your stay as interesting and pleasant as possible. For more information and links, may we direct you to our website
A unique experience awaits you! They create their candles in a workshop by the bridge in Bennettsbridge. You can see these candles in production and browse in the adjoining shop, where Glow-Globes and Silkmoth Scented candles, to name but a few
MTW Jewellery is a Goldsmith/Designer who specialises in one off commissions. The jewellery is handmade in her workshop, which is open for visitors in the heart of Kilkenny City. She uses precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for his brightly designed ceramic gift & tableware. His Country Shop offers a viewing area where you might see pottery being thrown or decorated and two floors of beautiful pottery, crafts & gifts
Rosemarie creates exquisite hand thrown stoneware tableware which is more reminiscent of china than pottery. The soft hues of Rosemarie Durr Pottery are subtle, yet distinctive and fit into every home and lifestyle.
The outstanding craftsmanship that goes into a Rudolf Heltzel piece is truly something to behold! Each item is handmade using traditional methods that have a timeless aesthetic. Using 18ct gold, platinum and silver.
Gold and silversmith, Friederike Grace, enjoys capturing the light in her unique jewellery. She also incorporates gemstones and diamonds into her designs, adding a splash of colour to the precious metals.
Mark Campden works in the ancient tradition of majolica, creating exquisitely decorated contemporary pieces. Using earthenware clay, tin glazes and his own mixtures of oxide pigments, he paints each piece using highly skilful brushwork techniques.