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Demonstration day & Meet The Maker Event

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About the event

Day of demonstrations including Mosaic, Eco-Printing and Felting.

Event 1:
Demonstration and Meet the Maker, Deborah Birmingham, a mosaicist from Cahersiveen, Kerry. Deborah has been crafting mosaics for 17 years, and trained in Italy. She will be demonstrating both the traditional and modern methods of mosaic, talking through tools, materials, design and installation. 10am – 12.30pm
Event 2:
Demonstration and Meet the Maker, Maureen Shean, textile craftsperson from Valentia Island, Kerry. Maureen will be demonstrating and talking through the processes of eco printing and felting using sustainable and local materials. 2pm -4.30pm


Where is it taking place?

Library Building
New Market Street
Cahern Lower

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Full disability access to toilets and venue. Ground Floor

When is it taking place?

Friday August 4th, 10am to 4:30pm
Additional demo days in Kenmare on Thursday August 17th and Friday 18th, 10am to 4:30pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. No booking required

Contact details



+353 87 9335791

Additional information 

Maureen Shean experiments and works with eco printing and felting, using natural flora, fauna and recycled materials from her local environment on Valentia Island, Kerry. She is a former science teacher, so experimenting is part of the process for her design work.

Deborah Birmingham learned the craft of mosaic in Italy with the traditional hammer and hardie, has completed commissions, including shop signage and bespoke, abstract wall mosaics. She works with marble, ceramic, glass, slate, stone and Venetian Smalti glass


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
International Felters Association


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Maureen Shean and Deborah Birmingham

Starts: Fri 4 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Fri 4 Aug at 4:30 pm

Craft Type: Mosaics, Textile Felt

Event Location: Kerry

Event Type: Demonstration

Price: Free