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The Local Hands studio and shop is located on the Main Street, Ballyshannon. We showcase a range of artists work from the Northwest of Ireland. The shop is also a studio space so visitors can meet the artists themselves and see them at work. We cover a wide range of disciplines including Woodturning, Crochet, Silversmithing, Blacksmithing, Glass blowing, Pottery making, Felt making, Jewellery, Soap making, Stone Carving, Painting and Illustration. Our shop has a large collection of beautiful handmade products, perfect for gifts or unique pieces for your home.

Local Hands Artists and Crafters

We are run as a collective of artists, makers and designers supporting and promoting each other’s work. If you want to apply to display your work or join our collective, just get in touch via Facebook, all decision go to our committee.

All our products are unique Irish handmade products and with each purchase you are supporting homegrown local Artists, Crafters and Makers from the Northwest of Ireland.

Local Hands is kindly supported by the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group and Forás na Gaeilge.

About Our

Guest Artists

Metal And Glass Artist

Jonathan Ball

Metal And Glass Artist
Felt

Joan Carey

Felt
Cards and Keepsakes

Ruby Doodle

Cards and Keepsakes
Wizardy!

Rory Kelly

Wizardy!
Stone Mason

Brendan Mc Gloin

Stone Mason
Millinery

KC Millinery Designs

Millinery
Pottery

Lichen Ceramics

Pottery
Resin Art

Lisa Hughes Designs

Resin Art
Crochet

Cloud Maria Craft

Crochet
Shell Art

Sarah Patton

Shell Art
Paper Craft

Yuliya

Paper Craft