West Cork Crafts, 61 Townshend Street, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
West Cork Crafts is a new type of art & crafts shop, at 61 Townshend Street, Skibbereen, County Cork. It is run co-operatively, by the artists and crafters themselves, and offers a wide selection of local art and crafts direct from the artisans at remarkably low prices.
We believe strongly in the 'shop local - support local' concept - and would encourage you to take a look at the wealth of local talent on display in our shop, you'll be amazed at the range and quality of work produced in and around West Cork. We are one of the very few Crafts Council of Ireland "Approved Retailers" in West Cork - and (we think!) the one with the widest range and the best prices!
Our shop first opened for business in March 2012 - and currently features art, photography, textiles, woodwork,
ceramics, jewellery, greetings cards, artisan food, candles, and stained/fused glass - all created by people living
So - if you are looking for a one-off gift, or a truly 'local' souvenir of your visit to West Cork - just call in to see us.
As well as being a stunningly beautiful part of the world, and having an amazing 'slow food' culture, West Cork is also
home to a remarkable number of artists and craftspeople - all drawing their inspiration from their local surroundings.
To see the current line-up for the shop - take a look at our 'members' page.
West Cork Crafts - Spring opening hours!
We're open from Tuesday - Saturday each week - 10:30 - 5:30 (4:30 closing Saturday afternoons).
We are delighted to welcome two new members to the shop this session (starting November 2015) -
- Jessica Pettit-Mee - Artist
- Stephen Tyler - wood & stone crafts
Check out their portfolio pages now, and call in to the shop very soon to see their work!
We are always interested in talking to local artists
and crafters who might be interested in joining us
- see our Join Us page for more information.
For more information - please contact us
Amongst local 'crafts' shops - we are a little bit different!
- everything in our shop is guaranteed "handmade by local people"
- nothing in the shop has been imported or mass-produced!
- we add no commissions or 'mark-ups' to items sold in our shop - you are buying at direct-from-the-maker prices, and the person who created the item gets 100% of the payment for their work, while you get great value for money.
- our friendly, helpful, shop-staff are all artists & crafters themselves - so they can tell you all about the work on display
- our prices range from under €4 to €400+
- call in & see for yourself.....
Just a small selection of what's in store for you at West Cork Crafts...
Shopfront photo & photos with logo - © Keith Nash - all other photos © West Cork Crafts or the craftsperson.
Now we're online and worldwide!
Visit our new online shop - which shows a great selection of our members' work - from art to woodwork, ceramics to felt - and everything else in-between.
We deliver world-wide. You'll also find a wide range of 'bespoke' items, which can be customised to suit the occasion.
All of your favourites from West Cork Crafts - and you can browse without getting up from the sofa!
Visit us soon at http://shop.westcorkcrafts.ie
Come and Join US!
As we head into the busy Spring / Summer season - we have openings for a small number of local artists / craftspeople to join our happy band!
Take a look at the 'join us' section of this website - and email us your Application Form.
No 'shop-sitting' required - we do all of that for you. Includes free listings in our web-shop.
Don't delay - contact us today - only a few places available....