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Meet the Designer-Makers

Meet Artist Eleanor-Jane McCartney

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Originally from Belfast, now living and working on the North Coast of Ireland for over 25 years, Eleanor-Jane began experimenting with glass during her Associate Bachelor Degree in Fine and Applied Art. Eleanor-Jane specialised in Printmaking and Sculpture during her time at Art College and the processes involved in working with these media are often reflected in her glass work; together with the strong influence of coastal textures and subtle colours of the beautiful North Coast. At present her work ranges from unique dress jewellery, interior fused glass work, recycling glass to wall art for commercial premises, homes and commissions....

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Meet Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI

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From glass-painting for President Mary McAleese to creating a three-foot willow candleholder for ITV’s This Morning programme and working on a willow arch for the Queen’s Jubilee, Lousie McLean is surely an inspiration to crafters everywhere and we are just delighted to have her as our artist in residence at The Designerie in Bushmills. Louise specialises metal-craft, needle-craft, basketry and wood-carving,specifically – willow. In 2005, Louise entered ITV’s Britain’s Craftiest competition, which she won, and since then, has seen Atlantic Craft NI, which she runs with her husband, Trevor, thrive. She has been a finalist in the RTE Craft Master TV...

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Meet Karen Shirlow & Jeremy Moore of Filthy Velvet


Karen Shirlow and Jeremy Moore are the brains behind Filthy Velvet a proactive and witty brand of “Scented Scandles” that we’re delighted to stock at The Designerie in Bushmills. These “bad ass” scented candles are sinfully delicious and each scent is personalised with it’s own cheeky name that is sure to leave you smiling.

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