Support local Arts & Crafts in your area!
I had the pleasure of working with the partners of a very well known arts & crafts shop in a wee fishing village near where I live. My contact was Dympna Curran, who approached me and asked if I would create images for the shops new web site which was being developed.
The shop itself is based in Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland and was set up by a group of local arts and crafts folk, who wanted an opportunity to promote and sell their products within their community. This wee shop attracts a lot of interest both from locals and tourists alike. There is a good variety of work ranging from local photography and paintings through to textile works and pottery.
There are two floors to explore and plenty of interesting arts to view.
The hand drawn image of a donkey caught my attention as I made my way around the shop.
A bowl of apples and pears like you’ve never seen them before. These were carved by a local wood carver. Would look great in any kitchen or living area of your home.
Local pottery for everyone’s taste is available, like these decorative mugs above.
Besides this shop there are also a good selection of facilities within Portaferry such as places to eat, boat trips and a wonderful Sea life center.
If ever you are in this beautiful part of Ireland then a visit to this shop is a must, as you will be able to take home a reminder of this magical little village.