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A Chat with Ceramicist Charlie Mahon

For a small island, Ireland boasts a striking number of talented artists, designers and makers. Cork-based Ceramicist Charlie Mahon is among this wonderful group of craftspeople making Ireland stand out in the world of craft and design at a global level.  At M&B we are proud to carry The Charlie Mahon collection in-stores and caught up with him lately to learn more about the passion and inspiration behind these beautiful pieces. Q. Where did your love of ceramics come from? My love of ceramics probably came from my grandmother’s dresser which my mother inherited from her first husband.  It was filled with gold filigree ceramics from the Georgian period and other items which...

A Chat With – Donagh Quigley, Founder of The Handmade Soap Company

The Handmade soap Company is one of the most exciting brands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. With an ethos of simplicity and a belief in only using the best, natural ingredients Donagh Quigley and Gemma McGowan have created an incredibly special product range. As with all the best entrepreneurs, the team began making their creations in their home, selling to their neighbours and local farmers markets but before long their product was selling across Ireland and beyond. A true Irish success story the core ethos and charming personalities of the creators is evident in everything they do, from sourcing the most beautiful scents to the stunning packaging that makes gifting a real...

Lucy Hagerty of Crop Candles

Who has the best nose in Ireland? The one and only Perfumer and Candlemaker Lucy Hagerty of course! At Meadows & Byrne we are proud to introduce Irish brand, Crop Candles to the family. Created by Lucy in Co. Cork, we have fallen in love with the incredible scents featured in the collection and the ethos behind the brand. We were, of course, intrigued by the product and needed to know more about the person behind this beautiful collection. Luckily the wonderful Lucy took the time to tell us a little more about the brand and where her passion for scents and inspiration for the brand came from. We’ll start...