Kite Design Studios houses a Crafts and Design collection featuring five Waterford based artists and brands. The design studio is open six day a week and visitors have the unique opportunity to experience craft makers developing their design live in their own workshops.
The front of the studio has a beautiful open and airy retail space where you can buy gifts and handmade mementoes from the variety of collections on display by any of the five artists in residence. Artists are also on hand daily to discuss custom designed works. Artists include master glass blowers and cutters, a master engraver, a fine art printer, two silversmiths and a ceramics designer.
Sean Egan worked for 35 years at Waterford Crystal until the plant closed down in Jan 2009. Sean started his own business, he engraves glass/crystal in the ancient copper wheel style that still amazes and entrances visitors to his workshop. www.seaneganartglas.com
Sharon Fleming Ceramics:
Sharon designs and makes porcelain lights, framed and unframed wall pieces, tea candle holders, vessels and other decorative and functional objects in ceramics. She also holds workshops and is available for commissions.
Ken and Clare a husband and wife team who produce quality silver jewellery They mainly work in silver, weaving, copper, bronze, gemstone and gold, turning them into stunning designs. The Stradbally Jewellerys are available for commissions to creat a piece unique to you.
Anne Mc Donnell - Murphy:
Fine Art Printmaker. Anne's work is sensory and organic, probably because she works on each plate with her hands -slicing, sweeping and drizzling each one with bitumen to create mysterious images with veiled depths.