Derryaun Crafts, Drummin, Westport, Co. Mayo. suzie@derryauncrafts.com tel. 086 353 7129

Derryaun Crafts


 



 


My lifelong passion for craft work began as a child in Cheshire in the UK, with stitching, knitting and general craftwork. Throughout my life I have always had hobby projects on the go, but I could only have dreamt where it would lead. I have always had a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish and so in 2001 I moved to Mayo with my husband Steve and Jack Russell, Gusty. I love what Ireland has to offer - music, culture and the wide open spaces with its ever changing light - and all of this is reflected in my work.

I am delighted that my work has since become known throughout Ireland and beyond. My work in fibre art, especially felt and silk paper making has achieved several RDS national craft awards and I have had my work exhibited in solo, collaboration and group exhibitions.

I have also shared my knowledge by giving innovative workshops in a wide range of craft skills from my studio.

I am a free spirit and embrace the challenge of working with new materials and disciplines such as flame worked glass, wire, bead and copper work. I am a self-taught artist and proud to be so.