Dublin Building Craft & Design Enterprise Programme - Class of 2020!

Posted 29.10.20

Every year Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) run a Building Craft & Design Enterprise Programme.

We choose craftspeople who are developing fantastic Irish designed/made products from several disciplines. This year has been unusual in that the participants have started and finished the course online. So we thought it would be nice to introduce you to the Dublin BCDE Class of 2020!

Follow them to participate in the upcoming Virtual Pop-Up on 7th November 7th and you can enter a draw to win an Irish Designer Hamper!

Shock of Grey (Sarah Carroll Kelly)
Shock of Grey makes bold, unique, handcrafted, statement jewellery from unpredictable materials such as wood, brass, clay, silicone and plastic. All products are sustainably produced and pieces make their way to you in recycled and sustainable packaging. All pieces are made by hand in Dublin 8, Ireland.

Elke Westen (Elke Westen)
Elke’s main focus is on architectural glass design, cutting-edge techniques and ecological sustainability. Her works play with the manipulation of colours and reflections, bringing spaces to life. Her public artworks as well as her bespoke jewellery and paintings reflect this philosophy. Her studio is in Donabate/Fingal. She lives in Howth.

Orla Grace Millinery (Orla O’Meara)
Orla Grace Millinery, designs & creates handcrafted headpieces for women who want to emit elegance, style and of course Grace. Orla draws inspiration from nature and industry, using a combination of costume meets sculpture, she produces statement pieces using authentic and modern millinery techniques.

Literary Lip Balms (Vy Nguyen)
Literary Lip Balms combines books and beauty with a range of eco-friendly skincare. The perfect gift for anyone who appreciates literary puns and unique scents! Their balms, soaps and gifts are handmade in Dublin with natural ingredients and pure essential oils.

Sarah Rossney Art (Sarah Rossney)
Sarah creates stunning art pieces that celebrate lively snapshots of every-day life. She is a Dublin based artist and her paintings consist mainly of cityscapes and urban street scenes. She can transform sometimes mundane urban scenes into bright and fascinating studies of city life, full of colour, contrast and motion.

August Night (Caoimhe Grant)
August Night is a slow fashion accessories brand specialising in handbags. Inspiration is taken from the visual, literary and lyrical to create thoughtfully designed pieces which reflect the lifestyle of the wearer. Designed and ethically made in Ireland, August Night combines poetic elegance with a playful sensibility.

Dainty Bear (Áine McGurk)
Dainty Bear is an Irish owned babywear brand that is passionate about providing custom designed, quality clothing and footwear for babies and toddlers. My range encapsulates quality with a classic look that showcases a timeless traditional style that is designed to be cherished and loved.

Nine Arrow (Catherine Geaney)
Catherine Geaney, known as Nine Arrow, explores Irish through art. She takes inspiration from the Irish language to create illustrations. From Irish flora and fauna to daily life her work seeks to share as much Irish as possible. On NineArrow.com you can find art prints and gifts featuring her work.

Kinn Óir Handmade Veils and Headpieces (Michelle Reynolds-Di Salvo)
Kinn Óir Handmade Veils and Headpieces is a luxury brand of exquisite handmade bridal accessories specialising in timeless heirlooms to live on in photos and be passed onto future generations. Taking inspiration from Ireland's favourite legend of Niamh Chinn Óir (of the golden head) and Oisín from the land of eternal youth, Kinn Óir represents magic and nostalgia for a day that becomes immortalised and relived over and over captured in precious pieces of wearable art.

Clarkes of Dublin Artisan Bathing and Shaving (Suzanne Clarke)
Our handmade body soaps, bathing oils & eco soy candles are consciously designed with ingredients ethically sourced from the wilds of Donegal to the deep blue water of Howth. This includes seaweed, goats milk, sea salt using these ingredients to bring you an authentic Irish handmade made product. From our studio based in an old schoolhouse in the heart of the Northside of Dublin.

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