Meath Made offers fantastic Christmas gifts from local creatives collective
Meath Made is a selective collective of Meath’s most creative artists, painters, jewellery makers, textile artists, designers, print makers, wood turners, ceramicists, sign writers, soap makers and blacksmiths.
From personalised gifts to contemporary art, www.meathmade.com and its 38 creatives is sure to be the one stop shop for anyone looking to give the gift of pioneered art while sharing a passion for the love of nature, art and design this Christmas.
As Christmas draws closer and we enter one of the busiest shopping periods in the year, it’s important to encourage everyone in our county to back small businesses and retailers in their communities.
Clare O’Connor, chairperson of MEATH MADE is encouraging people in Meath to visit www.meathmade.com saying: “ We have a really loyal customer base in Meath, whether that be the shops around the county who stock our makers, as well as the people of Meath who purchase our products, we are thrilled to offer an online showcase of products, designed and made here in Meath and encourage people to 'Think Meath First' and shop locally this festive season."
Visit meathmade.com and explore authentically local items that are perfect for gifting this Christmas.
The Gift Guide
Boyne Valley Wools – Alison Fulham Gogan
I offer free daily demonstrations of the wool craft. In my studio I also stock work from 12 local hand crafters from stained glass, pottery, jewellery, art and wood turning.
Lus Aromatherapy – Paula & Eileen
We produce natural skin care that is highly effective, with tangible results you can see and feel. Our products have always, and will always, contain nothing but the highest grade natural ingredients, organic and pure.
Deeca Design – Deirdre Caulfield
Deeca Design is a collection of jewellery inspired by architecture and nature. The collection is made from sustainably & ethically sourced hardwoods, precious metals, marble, and freshwater pearls.
Clare O’Connor Luxury Irish Design – Clare O’Connor
Claire’s accessories are season-less, statement pieces, which are timeless, collectible & sustainable. To bring continuity and a strong sense of her art across to her brand, she developed a signature stripe across all her collections.
Saraden Designs – Sarah O’Rourke
We create bespoke millinery and hair jewellery pieces for a variety of different occasions. Also offering free online consultations for custom pieces, Hats, fascinators, Hair Jewellery including, hair combs, hair pins, hair vines, Tiara's and Halo head pieces.
Boyne Valley Art – Bernadette Fox
Bespoke Framed Textile Artwork Commission Service. Textile Artwork Available to Purchase. Silk Scarves inspired from my Original Artwork Designs.
Darych Designs – Clodagh Herbert
Darych Designs, creates a broad range of handmade, earthenware fired pieces for the home and garden. Vibrant and colourful pieces mainly featuring designs inspired by her love of nature and animals. Items can also be personalised.
Siobhan Daly Designs – Siobhan Daly
Each piece is individually handmade in bold, strong colours and textures, in contemporary designs, influenced by Irish nature. Pieces are made using Italian top grain leather or nappa leather with an 18k gold or platinum plate finish.
Artedoris – Dorota Ihona Klimkowska
Dorota’s passion is wet felting. She uses fine merino wool to create extraordinary scarves, wool jewellery and bags.
Mary Duffy Portraits – Mary Duffy
Mary creates art that celebrates our family occasions, such as new babies, weddings and milestone events.
Emma Ryan Designs – Emma Ryan
Emma specialises in original abstract paintings & products. Her new collection ‘Glór na Mara’, is inspired by the movement & flow of the Irish Coasts & Seas. Original abstract art & products. Tote-bags, cards & stationary. Millinery, bespoke hats & headpieces, Millinery rental.
An Gobha – Tom King
An Gobha, the Blacksmith of the Boyne Valley offers immersive and interactive experiences of traditional iron age metal forging, as demonstrated by the character An Gobha, the blacksmith, delivered with theatre, stories, myths, history and fun. An Gobha also manufactures and sells handcrafted metal and wooden decorative objects, blade works and period weapons based on ancient Celtic symbols and artefacts.
Claire Dooley Ceramics – Claire Dooley
Working with porcelain, Claire’s pieces are thrown on a potters’ wheel and finely turned until a sense of balance is achieved. The forms are kept simple to capture a sense of lightness, while creating porcelain tableware and sculptural ceramic pieces.
These Hands Sign Writer – Neil Cunningham
Hand painted signs of all descriptions: Fascias, murals, house names/numbers, commercial lettering, gold leaf, glass gilding etc.
Eileen McNulty Art – Eileen McNulty
Inspired by her homeland of Ireland and Irish Folklore tales. Using traditional textile methods to create contemporary and truly unique Irish landscapes, Eileen produces framed textile art.
Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics – Lucy O’Gorman
Bespoke ceramic pieces for all occasions from wedding gifts to presentation pieces. Lucy's unique artistic voice brings joy and enchantment to those who encounter her mesmerising creations.
Fuzzy Moon Felt – Lucia Errity
Textile artist Lucia Errity uses sustainable, high quality Irish materials in the creation of bespoke and original felt paintings. Landscapes, seascapes and other sources of inspiration are captured by her playful use of texture and vibrant colour.
PaperTwigs – Kathryn Leonard
PaperTwigs is a small greeting card & stationary company created by designer Kathryn Leonard. The power of a hand written note or card to brighten someone’s day and create long lasting treasured memories are the forefront in the design of the products.
Colour Outside the Lines – Jillian Gott
Jillian’s love for quirky and original designs shines through her brand Colour Outside the Lines and is reflected through her textile crafts instore in SHINE.
The Patchwork Peacock – Linda Menton
Linda’s applique pictures, themed for children’s rooms, are bright and cheerful. Her textile pictures and patchwork quilts of both landscape and animal collage, are suitable for myriad settings.
Fabilous Arts & Crafts – Fabi Santos
Jewellery, Bookmarks, Incense Holders, Kids' Accessories, and decorated bottles.
Wren & Mabel – Michelle Power
Michelle is a Fashion designer making children's clothing using Irish made fabrics such as linen and tweed. Creating slow fashion heirloom pieces that are made in Ireland. Teaching sewing and dressmaking classes to adults and children.
Colette Gough Craft – Colette Gough
Prints framed and unframed, cards and originals.
Boann Irish Felt Designs – Caoimhe Tuthill
Caoimhe uses the ancient craft of wet felting to make a distinctive style which is heavily influenced by her love of the Irish landscape, the natural world & her Neolithic surroundings.
UPA – Vaida Rasciute
Vaida Rasciute is the creative director and designer behind UPA, an Irish luxury kids-wear brand that seamlessly blends artistry and sustainability.
Assorted Sewing – Eilish Folan
Assorted Sewing was established, specialising in making Memory Bears, Cushions and Quilts. The products are made using clothes supplied by the customer. Eilish offers a bespoke personal service and using her skills and experience, transforms the clothes into unique products, full of memories. All products are handmade with great care, respect and attention to detail.
Anita Reynolds Art & Design – Anita Reynolds
Ceramic sculpture for home and garden. Framed textile art in batik and embroidery. Anita also gives classes and workshops in ceramics and textiles from her studio.
Emily McCormack Artist – Emily McCormack
Emily works primarily in oils and is known for her vibrant colour palette, thick brush strokes and texturised paint layers. Also offering oil paintings and oil painting workshops / masterclasses.
Taephota – Mien Rooney
Ceramics / Potter, Jewellery Making, Papermaking, Printing, Kintsugi Calligraphy Origami.
Sherlogs Craft Timber – Evelyn & John
Sherlogs Craft Timber is a small sawmill and bespoke craft timber supplier. We also make post and beam structures, mantelpieces, worktops and display timber. We exclusively use Irish timber, some of which comes from their own woodlands.
Faber Furniture Design – Brendan Killoran
Bespoke handmade Tables, Cabinets, Sideboards, Lamps and Commissions.
Roisin & Robin Unique Gifts – Denise McGee
Made to order Door Plaques, House Signs, Garden Signs, Indoor Rustic Wooden Signs, Cards, Prints, Kids Workshops.
Bríd Fanning Art – Bríd Fanning
Bríd Fanning is a multi-disciplinary artist creating art where she reconnects with our history by exploring our past. "Whether it’s our people, animals or our landscape, I like to express who we are through bold colour". Bríd works in both oils and acrylics. Her artworks are printed on textiles which are all 100% Irish made.
Pink Fluff Creations – Helen Hevey
Squishy crochet creatures, dolls and character tea cosies.
Dawn McGrath Art – Dawn McGrath
Each piece that Dawn creates is made in her own unique style using a combination of brushes and palette knives with oil paints on canvas. Her techniques create the effect of colourful vibrant marks and textures, giving each piece a life of it's own. Original artworks & Fine art Giclee Prints.