Here are designers and makers that fought off stiff competition to be the Irish Made Awards Home Finalists

Irish shoppers are spoiled for choice when it comes to locally made pieces for the home. With art, serveware, paints, ceramics and more, here are the incredible makers who are finalists in the Irish Made Awards 2021 Home category. Vote for your favourite at irishcountrymagazine.ie/vote/.

Audrey Hamilton Art

Audrey Hamilton is a self-taught pop artist based in Dublin, known for painting animals, faces and abstract shapes in bright hues. Audrey paints with acrylic on canvas and gets her original work scanned and produced as limited edition archival pigment prints in The Copper House Gallery. audreyhamiltonart.com

Bear Creation

Brian Tyrrell of Bear Creation manufactures furniture and homewares in his workshop in Wicklow. Standout pieces include the Puzzle Board, a set of serving boards that can be used alone or locked together for use as an elegant centrepiece. Carved from locally sourced olive ash, each piece is designed to be beautiful, but also to be used frequently and for a long time. bearcreation.com

Bobi, My Dear
Husband and wife team Diy and Mark create sustainable, colourful terrazzo homewares out of a material called Jesmonite. This eco-friendly, water based resin mimics the nature of concrete, and with it they make trays, coasters, vases, soap dishes and more. All pieces are handcrafted, sanded and sealed in their Dublin studio, where they have a zero waste policy. bobimydear.com

Chloë Dowds Ceramics

Chloë Dowds makes high end, porcelain tableware by hand on a potters wheel in her Co Wicklow studio. The range focuses on feminine and tactile forms, and enhancing the translucency of porcelain. The raw materials are purchased from Northern Ireland and all of the glazes are handmade by Chloë using recipes she has spent years developing. chloedowds.com

Colourtrend

Established 67 years ago in Co Kildare, Colourtrend offers 100% pure acrylic decorative paint that lasts, with over 2,000 colours to choose from. Ireland’s everchanging landscape and culture forms the inspiration for the 2020 Contemporary Collection, with shades to calm, inspire and excite. colourtrend.ie

Copperfish Lighting Company

Copperfish Lighting Company is a small family run business based in Co Wicklow, making lighting from salvaged and storm fallen timber. The wood used is very old and dense, and is carved and sanded by eye. Once varnished and set with copper fittings, each unique lamp is finished off with an environmentally friendly LED bulb. copperfish.ie

Criostal na Rinne

Criostal na Rinne makes a unique range of hand cut crystal in An Rinn in Co Waterford. Eamonn Terry is a master craftsman and glasscutter with over 50 years experience, and now with his family he creates crystal products, which currently includes five collections of drinkware, Cló, Tonn, Ard, Ceo and Móin. criostal.com

Curator

Irish designer paint brand Curator launched in 2018 and is committed to celebrating Ireland’s native design community. Created in collaboration with 29 talented Irish designers, Curator’s curated palette of 144 paint colours is inspired by Ireland. curatorpaints.com

Hugo Byrne Knives

Hugo Byrne uses traditional and contemporary techniques to make knives for everyday use, in his Limerick studio. The high carbon steel blades patinate and darken over time, and are made with natural handle materials. hugobyrneknives.com

Glyde

Glyde is a concrete basin and sink manufacturer based in Galway. Every unit is bespoke, made and finished by hand. Available in various colours, shapes and sizes, the sinks can be custom made and for every basin purchased a tree will be planted by Carbon Offset Ireland. glydeconcretebasins.ie

Lorraine Fletcher Art Studio

Wildlife artist Lorraine’s Glimmer Collection is a range of limited edition prints individually embellished with copper and gold leaf. Distinct in style and printed on fine art paper using archival inks, each piece uses wildlife imagery to capture how lovely it is to be reunited with family and friends. lorrainefletcherartstudio.com

Natasha Swan Ceramics

Based in Islandmagee in Co Antrim, Natasha Swan Ceramics is a range of functional tableware. The signature range, The Neutrals, is inspired by the white stone and sandy beaches of Islandmagee. Made with traditional methods, each piece is inspired by a love of the Irish landscape. natashaswanceramics.com

Rawsaol

Rawsaol designs and manufactures contemporary Irish fire pits that are portable and easy to store. Made using recycled raw steel to create a product that will last a lifetime. Each piece is designed in Carlow and made in Kildare. rawsaol.com

SIAR Photography

SIAR Photography is a range of photographic prints of Ireland by Gary Collins. Each photo offers a unique perspective of the Irish landscape and the culture of modern Ireland. The SIAR Photography prints are presented in a contemporary poster like finish, on textured matt paper to ensure the photos are as true to eye as possible. siarphotography.ie

The Designer of Things

Graphic designer Bert Dufour is a graphic designer living on the Seven Heads Peninsula in West Cork. Fascinated by coastal architecture, he made a series of prints of lighthouses. He has expanded the line to include not just lighthouses of Ireland, but of Europe and America. thedesignerofthings.com

Vivien O’Malley Ceramics

Vivien creates a series of bowls and bottles inspired by the Irish landscape, the blues of the ocean and the greens of moss. Created in Dunhill, Co Waterford, Vivien’s work features unique glazes, stoneware and porcelain, evoking a different response from each clay. vivienomalleyceramics.com

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