Art and Crafts Workshops

The creativity of our local craft makers was on show at the Craft Market where twenty local craftmakers came together. The range of craft disciplines from basketry to felting, candles to ceramics and millinery to woodturning is surely testimony to Kilkenny’s strong and thriving craft tradition. Some of the makers  demonstrated their craft; Heike demonstated weaving in willow, Clairel showed how she creates her horsehair ceramics and others like Mud workshops and Melting Pot Candles will be offered workshops.

Doreen Brown working on Blue Agapanthus; part of ’81 not out!’ an exhibition of paintings at Highbank orchards 

Doreen and Don Brown’s art exhibition ’81 not out’ in their Elinor Studios at Highbank was much admired and many pieces sold over the weekend.  A percentage of proceeds from work sold will go to Carlow & Kilkenny Home Care Team.

A percentage of proceeds from work sold will go to Carlow & Kilkenny Home Care Team.

Doreen Brown at work

 Craft Workshops and Activities for Children:

mud workshops at harvest picnic

1.Make and take home your own Floating Candle with Melting Pot Candles
2.Mud Workshops Pottery –   Clay Play:  make pinch pots and crazy clay creatures , ‘Have a Go’ on the pottery wheel
3.Decorate and bring home a gingerbread  man
4.Face painting by make-up artist Michael  Browne
5.Mini Beast Hunt (picture below)
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6.Children, bring along the cookies you’ve baked at home and enter Anne Neary and Edward Hayden’s free children’s cookie competition
7.Harvest Games – squash skittles, bob the apple, find the ‘needle’ in the haystack and more
8.Hire a bike and head off around the 2km farm cycle track