Feb 20

OFFSET – we’re pumped!


Feel like wielding some short nosed pliers on Tuesday?  We are going to have design and fun times at 37 Dawson from 6-8pm, this Tuesday 24th February 2015.

Delighted to have been asked to lead a ‘make’ workshop as part of the OFFSET programme this year – am a massive fan of the event and I always love to get amongst it and talk making with people.  And I hear there will be booze too, thanks Absolut!

If you’re already registered for the event, I’ll be having a bit of a chat about the design process, visual inspiration down to prototyping and production.  We’re going to be making the choice of a couple of different pieces that are in our current collection – so maybe just have a think about your own preferences in terms of colours and materials as there will be a choice of each of these elements.

You can find more details here OFFSET//artysmarty

Feb 16

FabLab Limerick

Do you like to make stuff and play with lasers?  Yes, I hear you say….me too.  I thought I’d let you in on a super place where you can do both in Limerick.  There is a great facility available to everyone with a large homemade laser (!), 3D printers and a large C&C cutter, situated on Rutland Street http://fablab.saul.ie/.  It’s  run by the Limerick University formed via the architecture department, offering classes workshops and even a new coffee shop.  Last time a took a wander through the Milk Market too and headed down to the Hunt Museum (where, by the way, you can buy your very own artysmarty item) and thought how lovely Limerick was.  Any questions?  Drop them a line and Micheal will get back to you!


Jan 21

Showcase 2015

Fun times @showcaseireland #C51 pic.twitter.com/MVgzKmr7Vj

— Angela Cuthill (@artysmartyshop) January 19, 2015

Nov 13

Some more lovely things to do this Christmas…..

Well, this is the final installment for things to do this Christmas, well apart from the one where we get drunk on sherry at the Christmas party, but that’ll be private.  So here we go;

Gifted Pop-Up Shop in Ranelagh

When: 12th -20th December 2014 – open every day from 11-6pm.

Where: Ranelagh Art Centre, Dublin which is 26 Main Street Ranelagh, just a few doors down from Superquinn.  Link to their web site and directions here.

What’s On:  A super-duper range of exclusively Irish made gifts for one and all.  There will be some special Christmas gifts,  I know Jenny Walsh, Fergus at Grand Grand and meself have made some limited edition Christmas decorations.  Who else is going to be there?  Well, everyone who makes nice things, like Judith At a Box for My Treasure (who has some amazing new jewellery) and Geraldine from Saba! Also, if you’d like to come along and meet the makers there will be one on hand every day in the store, I’ll be there on Wednesday 17th if you’d like to stop by and say hello.


Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker

When: 12th // 13th //14th December 2014.  Friday trading is 12-7pm and the weekend is 11-6pm.

Where: Block T in Smithfield – there is a good map here if you don’t know it already.

What’s On: Everything is on!  This really is the Christmas market to end all Christmas markets.  The whole of Block T in Smithfield is packed with furniture, craft, food, wine, I saw some bikes last year, special products that makers produce just for Christmas and all other sorts!  As they say, it’s  a bizarre bazaare and Christmas really is their big one.


So that’s the round up – do come along and say hello, offer mulled wine, suggestions and feedback.  We love getting amongst our customers!  See you there x

Nov 07

Lovely Christmas things to do!

We’re delighted to be part of lots of great markets and pop-up shops this Christmas and we’re getting in early to let you know about them before your Christmas calendar fills up!

Christmas on the Square Market

When: 29th November 2014 // 10am until 6pm

Where: 45 Merrion Square  – on the east side of the square in the Irish Architectural Archive if you know where that is, map below;

What’s On: The Irish Design Shop have curated some of our Irish faves!  We are going to be there along with (and more);

Jennifer Slattery Textiles // A Box for my Treasure – chic jewellery // Ursula Celano – printed textiles // Grand Grand – screen printed hilarity // Fawn – beautiful prints // Per Dozen Design – cool ceramics

The Old Butcher Studios Pop Up Store

When: 10th – 20th December // Open daily 12pm – 7pm // Weekend opening hours 10am – 7pm

Where: 72-74 Benburb Street, Dublin 7 // Map

 What’s On: There’s going to be a launch night on the 10th of December from 5-7pm, which you’re very welcome to come (and stuff some pies in your pockets), with drinks and mince pies.  Saturday the 13th there is going to be a special flower arranging event with Informal Florist – their hanging wreaths are beautiful!  We’re going to have some of our best sellers available in the store, for sure our acorn series pieces and neon necklaces.  Jennifer Slattery and felt maker Jamie Lewis of The Wool Felt Shop are hosting and selecting a number of Irish maker for the store – it’s going to be a beautiful collection of homewares, textiles and Christmas gifts.

Just so we don’t freak you out with the impending Christmas bonanza so I’ll pop up some of the other special markets later on!


Oct 02

A Potted History of Press

What was is it that Oscar Wilde said, ‘the only thing in life worse than begin talked about, and that is not being talked about’?  Here is a bit of chatter about artysmarty!


Sep 03

Top Drawer for Lovely Shops

Are you one of our lovely shops?

We are hearing to Top Drawer in London next weekend and you’re invited!  Get a glimpse of the new collection for Spring/Summer 2015 which we will be launching at  Top Drawer, 14th to the 16th of September 2014 at the Olympia, London.

You can find us at stand ZA37 in the Fashion Zone. Take a look at the map below for our location. 

At Top Drawer, you’ll have the chance to view the collection and new merchandising, place orders and take advantage of our FREE DELIVERY for all orders placed during the show.

The shop runs during the following dates and times;

Sunday 14th 09.30-18.30

Monday 15th 09.30-18.00

Tuesday 16th 09.30-17.00

If you haven’t already registered your attendance for the show you can do it here.  Hope to see you there!

Aug 06

Shoals & Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way

One of our lovely shops Etain Hickey, in Clonakilty recently asked me to participate in an exhibition entitled Shoals & Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way.  

I had a bit of a think about the show title, and the recurring thoughts were scales, fish scales, and lots of them.  And hot pink, yes, neon is really the colour of the season!


The exhibition also features new Ceramics from Sinead Glynn who won the Etain Hickey Award for Surface Decoration at the 2013 Irish Contemporary Awards.  Roisin Ni Chionnfhaolaidh Glass, Paddy McCormack Metalwork, Thomas Wholen Ceramics, Anne Harrington-Rees Textiles, Muriel Hoey Automata, Marleen Drijkoningen Willow weaving & Jim Turner Ceramics are also participating.  I would highly recommend dropping in and checking it out if you’re in the area at;

Etain Hickey Collections 40 Ashe St Clonakilty 023 8821479


Opens 19th July 2014


Aug 04

Social & Personal August 2014

Jun 25

We’re having an open studio sale and you’re invited!


We’re having an open studio sale this Saturday and you’re invited!  Come and say hello and get yourself a discounted artysmarty piece

at the same time!  We’re located at 68 Dame Street, just a few doors down from the Olympia.  See you then x

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