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The Gift Shop at Seamus Heaney HomePlace contains a wide selection of high quality and hand selected items produced by local crafters.

Meet The Makers

Linen Lane

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Linen Lane was founded in 2017 with the aim of producing luxury handcrafted gifts using only undyed natural Irish Linen. Growing up and still based in the same farming community, once famous for its linen production, Jill was keen to promote this beautiful fabric.
 With a background in textiles and a love of the countryside Linen Lane grew out of the chance discovery of one of the few remaining working linen mills left in Ireland. Inspired by the surrounding countryside Jill screen prints her original designs onto the linen which is then made into products ranging from bookmarks to lampshades.

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Handcrafted Jewellery by Geraldine

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 Geraldine Bradley creates handcrafted contemporary sterling silver jewellery in the heart of The Sperrins. She employs techniques which contrast; a polish against a textured finish. Geraldine's inspiration is from the natural beauty of her surroundings which allows her to develop original ideas and create pieces that are individual yet recognisable.

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Helen Shearer

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Helen Shearer lives and works with her husband Rory Shearer in rural Co. Antrim. Rory is a potter and together they run R & H Shearer Ceramics.

 

The inspiration for Helen’s ceramic pieces comes from a love of organics shapes, colour, texture and pattern. She enjoys drawing and often sketches the plants and creatures found in the countryside surrounding her home. These are then interpreted in her pieces.

 

‘Porcelain is my media of choice, it is soft and malleable and I love that it can pick up all the tiny detail in my work. My framed porcelain illustrations are simply drawings in clay. The lines are incised and layers of oxide wash and under-glaze colour add life to the drawing. I use a ‘slow’ process to create my work. I get so much enjoyment from the making process and I like that each piece I make is entirely hand-made and individual.
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