Showtime Again

Jacinta Leigh Scatterpillar designs with two of her creations Flowery and Lula

I am really thrilled that I have been chosen to exhibit at Creative Island again in Showcase, January 2015. All of the exhibitors that have been picked are showcasing the very best that Ireland has to offer in contemporary design and craft. It is a great achievement for me as a designer/mother to attend this trade show.

Showcase is held every year in January at the RDS, Simmonscourt.  It will take place on the 18th-21st of January. It attracts buyers from home and abroad. Showcase is the first major trade show to mark ID2015, a year of Irish Design, a government run initiative to explore, promote and celebrate Irish design.

“In today’s global market, provenance and heritage add value, desirability and exclusivity to products. Creative Island showcases 91 talented designers who are combining traditional methods and materials with contemporary design ideas, creating a new standard in modern heritage and luxury.”

Emma McGrath, Trade Development Manager,DCCOI, Design Craft Council of Ireland.

Last year I got such great feedback and some lovely commissions. I had only launched my business in November 2013, so I was really new to all of it. I have learn’t so much in the past year.

I’ve had a lot of fun on different private commissions and The Vikings Gunnarr and Védis. This was through The National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street. They appeared in The Irish Times weekend section.

The softies are really looking forward to going on another adventure. Where will they end up this time?