Made in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

Made in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

Karen Cunneen-Bilbow Owner, Fabricate Ireland

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Made in Munster: 'My advice? Be free in your style’ - Ceramicist Hedi O'Neill

Made in Munster: 'My advice? Be free in your style’ - Ceramicist Hedi O'Neill

Aileen Lee in conversation with ceramicist Hedi O'Neill.

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‘Invest in what you love’: Meet Lisa Connolly, owner of Finders Keepers – The Store

‘Invest in what you love’: Meet Lisa Connolly, owner of Finders Keepers – The Store

Lisa Connolly Owner of Finders Keepers – The Store, talks to Aileen Lee.

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Portrait of an artist: Meet Valerie Walsh Jolley

Portrait of an artist: Meet Valerie Walsh Jolley

Aileen Lee sits down with artist Valerie Walsh Jolley.

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Design/Life: Ronan Holohan talks creativity without limitations

Design/Life: Ronan Holohan talks creativity without limitations

Ronan Holohan: Managing director Millimetre Design

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Meet interior designer Ruth Noble

Meet interior designer Ruth Noble

"On the weekends, if I cannot get away, I will try to get out to the beach, the mountains or even just the park — they remind me how natural materials sit ...

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'Necessity is the mother of invention': Meet Pearse Caulfield, owner of Caulfield Country Boards

'Necessity is the mother of invention': Meet Pearse Caulfield, owner of Caulfield Country Boards

Aileen Lee meets Pearse Caulfield to talk life and design.

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‘Go with your gut instinct’: Meet ceramicist and gallery owner Etain Hickey

‘Go with your gut instinct’: Meet ceramicist and gallery owner Etain Hickey

"Living in West Cork, you couldn’t not be inspired by your surroundings."

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‘Everything I make has a function’: We meet woodturner Tony Farrell

‘Everything I make has a function’: We meet woodturner Tony Farrell

Aileen Lee talks to Tony Farrell about his work, career and thoughts on design.

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Design/life: Aileen Lee profiles artist Ian Humphreys

Design/life: Aileen Lee profiles artist Ian Humphreys

Aileen Lee meets artist Ian Humphreys

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Design/Life: Profile of woodturner Hilary Hale By Aileen Lee

Design/Life: Profile of woodturner Hilary Hale By Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee speaks to woodturner, Hilary Hale.

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‘Trends can be cool and interesting,' says product designer Brian Tyrell

‘Trends can be cool and interesting,' says product designer Brian Tyrell

Product designer Brian Tyrell talks with Aileen Lee.

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Bringing art to the great outdoors

Bringing art to the great outdoors

I studied veterinary medicine in UCD. From there, I went working in the Curragh and London, before travelling to Cornwall, where I worked in the early 1990s. I was ...

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Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

I studied art as a mature student, doing a part-time course at night in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

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Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Aileen Lee meets stained-glass artist and owner of WildBird Studio, Alison Byrne.

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Design/Life: Profile of Karen Cody co-founder of MAKA Ceramics

Design/Life: Profile of Karen Cody co-founder of MAKA Ceramics

Aileen Lee speaks to Karen Cody, co-founder of MAKA Ceramics

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Taking shape: Aileen Lee profiles architectural designer Magda Walecka

Taking shape: Aileen Lee profiles architectural designer Magda Walecka

Magda Walecka is an architectural designer based in Galway.

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Design/life: Profile of Shane Cotter, Director at Architectural Farm

Design/life: Profile of Shane Cotter, Director at Architectural Farm

Shane Cotter, a director at Architectural Farm, talks with Aileen Lee.

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A taste for understated elegance: Angela Connolly, president of the Interiors Association of Ireland

A taste for understated elegance: Angela Connolly, president of the Interiors Association of Ireland

Angela Connolly: Creative director and owner of Conbu Interior Design

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Design Life: Bernie O’Sullivan on building a sustainable craft shop

Design Life: Bernie O’Sullivan on building a sustainable craft shop

"I returned to live in my hometown Bantry, just over seven years ago. Little did I know then where I would be today!"

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Nature and travel add a real glow to Karen Lavelle’s candles

Nature and travel add a real glow to Karen Lavelle’s candles

"Spending time outside plants the seed of many new ideas."

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How to be smart about studying during Easter break

How to be smart about studying during Easter break

The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee.

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Matt Jones: Carving his own niche

Matt Jones: Carving his own niche

Matt Jones: With wood, you work with what nature provides you with. It’s as you find it and the woodturner’s job is to show off those colours and that ...

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Meet Jo Slevin: A joint partner at crafts company Mr Kite Designs in Cork

Meet Jo Slevin: A joint partner at crafts company Mr Kite Designs in Cork

Jo Slevin, of Mr Kite Designs, talks to Aileen Lee about her Cork crafts company.

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