Monday, September 27, 2010

Courses in pottery, textiles and creativity at GroundWorks Studios

GroundWorks Studios are offering a range of courses in pottery, weaving, textile printing, patchwork, feltmaking, creative embroidery and creative journalling. For a full list of classes and information on how to apply see Courses start the week of 4th October.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Galway Culture Night 24th September

Galway Culture Night takes place this Friday, 24th September with a fantastic range of free events at over 30 venues around the city. For a full list of events see

Some of my work will be included along with other members of GroundWorks Studios and a range of other artists at Niland House, Merchants Road, Galway. I am showing some patchwork pieces to promote the workshops I will be teaching at GroundWorks Studios, Lyrr Building, Mervue Business Park, starting in October. For a full list of textile and ceramics workshops see

'Galway Now' & 'Limerick Now' magazine is on-line

Golden Egg Publications published an article written by Lynda Cookson about my textile work in their July/August magazines. It featured in both 'Galway Now' and 'Limerick Now'and the article can now be seen on-line at

Monday, September 20, 2010

'Seeing Red': An exhibition by Cork Textiles Network

I'm currently working on some pieces for this exhibition which opens on 7th October and runs until 29th October.

'Tread softly, tread bravely'

This baby quilt/wall-hanging is now completed. It was inspired by the WB Yeats Poem, ' He wishes for the cloths of heaven'. It is intended as a quilt to wrap and protect the newborn, cushion the falls of a toddler, protect the growing child on their journey to adulthood and remind them of their parents' unconditional love.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Patchwork Tuesdays!

Patchwork classes for beginners will start on Tuesday 21st Sep from 10.00am to 12.30 in Manusflynn, near Caherlistrane, Co. Galway. For full details click here: Places are very limited so if you are interested make contact quickly!

"Make it New" Exhibition by Textile Art Forum at Lakelands Quilt Festival

The Lakelands Quilt Festival runs for the month of September at the museum in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. As a member of the Textile Art Forum, my work is included in the group's exhibition "Make it New" which is part of the festival programme. For some lovely photos taken by group member Jan click here