About Hands and Hearts
Thank you for visiting my website. If you are looking for a one off handmade gift, you will find it here. My name is Siobhán and I will be the main exhibitor on this site. Over many years I have seen some of the finest handcrafts from Ireland made by cottage crafters who seldom advertise or exhibit their work. This website will be a platform to showcase these wonderful hidden treasures. I have enjoyed travelling all around Ireland and discovering some of the most talented craftspeople in the world. I will be exhibiting only what I love, so what you will find here are my own personal favourites.
If you are looking for something in particular that you cannot see on the website, please feel free to email me and I will try to help you find the perfect unique gift.
I live and work in the beautiful border town of Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland. My first love is pottery but I also paint, design, sew, woodcarve, woodburn, and embrace all kinds of creativity, eager to try anything new that comes my way. I am often amazed by what can be created by hand, straight from the heart.
I design and make “Céad Míle Fáilte” / “Fáilte” / “Welcome” /"Witamy" ceramic plaques. These can be made up in any language and look lovely in porches, halls, outside front doors or in gardens. They are very popular for gifts going abroad and are presented in a hand-made hessian bag. I also make ceramic heart pendants, Christmas decorations, platters and plates and I love making Irish cottages and fairy cottages, some with lights inside.
Recently I have been making ceramic clocks, and I have also increased my time creating ink art doodles. I also love oil painting and I have been inspired and collaborated with wonderful mentors over the past 20 years.
I have exhibited all of my crafts in various venues throughout Ireland, including:--
National Craft Fair. RDS, Dublin
Farmleigh, Dublin. Art in Action
The Irish National Fleadh Ceoil events
3rd Place Coffee House, Dundalk
The Willow Tree Café, Dundalk
I take pride in our customer service and I hope you have a wonderful shopping experience with a touch of Irish magic on my website.