Creative Makers Galway hosts first ever Christmas pop-up shop

Creative Makers Galway to host first ever Christmas pop-up shop

Galway’s Creative Makers host their first ever Christmas pop-up shop

Creative Makers Galway have come together again for the festive season with their unique pop-up shop. It’s group of creatives’ first ever Christmas event, and runs until the 20th of December at the Cornstore, Middle Street.

Supported by the Local Enterprise Office Galway, the pop up features a wide selection of locally produced craft including: jewellery, candles, soaps, ceramics, original art, greeting cards, notebooks, calendars, wood crafted pieces and pottery.

Among this talented bunch of Creative Makers is self-taught artist Pat Flannery, based on the Wild Atlantic way in Galway. Pat predominately works with watercolour and oils. In Pat’s own words her artworks are ‘painted to connect with her audiences’ emotions, touch hearts and impact lives, they ask the viewer to pause, take a step back and enter a calm space to reconnect with memories of their childhood.’

After raising her five children, Pat decided to return to her first love - painting, leaving behind her 8am to 4pm job, she has never looked back. Pat has had both solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and her works are purchased by art enthusiasts all over the world.

Scents of Galway was established by Anna Brown in 2016.  Anna was inspired by summers growing up in Connemara and East Galway and wanted to create and produce natural products that reflect the unique beauty and diversity of the West of Ireland.

Anna produces soaps, soy candles and oil perfumes using 100% natural, high quality, sustainable ingredients and fragrant essential oils. Every product in the Scents of Galway range are inspired by Galway and crafted from nature.

Other craft makers and designers include: Michele Chambers ceramics, Pippablue, Fiona Concannon artist, Canvas to Candle, Dobos ceramics, Peppermint, Irish Greeting Cards, Studio C Workshop, Lorraine Fletcher artist, Maeve Gallagher, Claire Guinan artist, The Owl Tree, Berina Kelly jewellery, The Crafty Factory, Fiáin, Burren Flower Fairies, Ambrose & Bríd woodturning, David O’Malley art, Free to Create, Ciara O’Neill resin art, Glassix, Emerald and Wax, Rachel Webb ceramics.

If you are looking for that special unique Christmas present pop in over the festive period, to purchase some Irish, handmade, artisan products and meet some of the 26 makers over the course of the two weeks. 

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The Creative Makers Galway Christmas pop-up shop is kindly supported by Galway City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme.

The group members have all completed the Building Craft and Design Enterprise Programme with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCOI)