Seen her already? We gave sneak peeks of this fine cow in Instagram photos of late and you may have noticed her! Some MyIrelandBox subscribers asked about her and were delighted that she was included in the August curation.
Saturday Workshop is a small studio based in Sandymount, Dublin that was started by Edward and Iseult O’Clery, who like to make objects together at the weekends….Iseult is a full time Architect and so…they make all of their handmade products together on Saturdays!
They use traditional skills and new technologies to make wonderfully simple yet original wooden products from locally sourced native Irish hardwood. Iseult and Edward have combined their skills in architecture, engineering, boat building and furniture and this has resulted in a range of products that are inspired by the simplicity of traditional objects, decor and toys.
They both now mainly work with Irish beech wood that they take from fallen Irish trees from estates around Ireland - so it’s fully traceable and sustainable.
This Irish Cow was handmade with great care and passion by Iseult and Edward and MyIrelandBox subscribers have been sharing images on Instagram of the lovely perches they have found for her in their homes.
Rebecca Killen Ceramicist - County Down
It was such a pleasure for us to, at last, send to MyIrelandBox subscribers this porcelain piece, handmade by Rebecca Killen, a graduate of Belfast School of Art . From her ceramics studio based in County Down, Rebecca designs and creates unique interior accessories using fine bone china, cobalt and hints of gold. This particular range celebrates local historic industry, in which Rebecca creates moulds from beautiful antique bottles from industries that are no longer in existence. Rebecca's milk bottles are made in small batches using the slip casting technique. She says with enthusiasm, 'This collection is continually growing as I am always on the look out for beautifully textured bottles from around Ireland that give us a glimpse into industries of the past'. The quirky, fine bone china bottles in millennial pink, white and dusky blue aim to bring a fresh approach to nostalgic bone china.
Rebecca has created this old style milk bottle with the intention of evoking memories in MyIrelandBox subscribers, creating a sense of nostalgia and also hopes that this piece will serve as decorative object in their homes, to be used and treasured for years to come.
Kelly Cards - County Cavan
We wanted to remember the women who worked the land years ago and who in fact still do to this day. There are many stories here in Ireland of women who lost heir husbands at a young age and who worked very hard on the farm to keep food on the table for their young children. Women also worked alongside the very hard laboring men on a daily basis to keep the farm going and today we have many female friends who are famers working in the agricultural sector here on the Dingle Peninsula. We chose this card titled 'Say Cheese' for this very reason, to remember the women of the Old Irish Farm.
Kelly Cards are publishers of quality Irish made greeting cards and they are based in Baileborough, a small lively town in County Cavan, Republic of Ireland. Their aim is to produce high standard blank art / photo cards that the sender can be proud off and the recipient delighted with. Their new range of black and white cards entitled "Lost Moments" is a nostalgic series of images of Ireland through the years sourced from the National archives of Ireland.