Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New craftwork on display in Lismore Heritage Centre

In recent years Lismore Heritage Centre has enjoyed great success working in partnership with local craftspeople. With the assistance of Waterford Leader Partnership, cabinets especially designed to showcase their work were installed in the Centre’s main corridor.  The cabinets allow participating artists to display their work in a public place; Lismore Heritage Centre has a foot fall of approximately 20,000 visitors per year and these cabinets introduce visitors to local artisan crafts and art. 

The craft cabinets can be rented on a monthly basis allowing artists to change their stock with the seasons. Long standing displays by Anna Moore, TheTreasureRing, Iona Crystal, Andrea Jameson, Cashell Knitware and The Craftangle have recently been joined by newer enterprises. The Cow Collection by HennessyArt, 100% silk hand dyed scarves from Stradbally and unique headpieces, fashion and home accessories by The Purple Workroom have arrived for the summer season!

Visitors on group trips to Lismore Heritage Centre have been able to see some of these beautiful items created while they watch. Talented artists such as Master Glass Cutter Eugene Young of Iona Crystal and goldsmith Moritz Schurmann of TreasureRing give regular demonstrations of their skills throughout the summer months. If you feel brave enough they will even let you have a go!

All local craft items on display are for sale through The Craft Shop. The Craft Shop is open Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. For further information please telephone 058-54975. For more updates like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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