Ballydehob -The Home of Craft


Our new film "Ballydehob Home of Craft" will be launched on line onThursday 12 August at the Ballydehob Arts Museum in West Cork.  It will also launch  on line from 10.00 a.m. on the day
"Ballydehob The Home of Craft" looks at 60 years of hand craft in Ballydehob West Cork, where hundreds of Artists and Crafts people have been coming to live and work since the 1960's - attracted by the beautiful countryside, quality of life and affordable house prices.

In this 30 minute video Angela Brady talks to Brian Lalor curator of the Ballydehob Arts Museum (BAM) craft collection. Angela then meets several artist to inform us about their work - including the next generation. She visits the 'Working Artists Studios' to look at the exhibition on contemporary crafts

This video was made possible with a grant from Creative Ireland-Cork Co Co
Thanks to all the craftspeople for taking part.

Video was made by Angela Brady with Bazar video Productions.


Brian Lalor curator and etcher
Leda May in her studio (Potters Bob & Leda May)
Rosemary Kavanagh - Basketry
Noelle Verling interview back at Brushfire (Noelle & John Verling - potters Brushfire Ceramics 1970’s 1980”s)
Patrick Roche Goldsmith 2021
Geraldine Thomas goldsmith 2021
Marie Anne Birken 2021
Angela Brady Fused Glass
Rosemary Kavanagh - basket maker

Working Artists Studios - Interview with Paul O’Colmain (WAS- Studios Paul and Marie)
Cork Craft and Design show- Cork Craft month talking about work of;-
Jim Turner
Linda Taylor
Bernadette Tuite
Dulta O'Colmain - in exhibition 
Rosemary Kavanagh basket maker plus interviewed at Levis Corner House 

References to;
Patrick Connor Sculptor
Jim Turner & Etain Hickey Rossmore pottery
Nora Golden (Batik) and Crista Reichel (potter) 1960’s
Levis Corner House
Craft Groups;
Cork Craft and Design (WAS show 2020)
West Cork Creates - Curated by Alison Ospina China Craft Week and London Craft Week - Curated by Angela Brady

Sponsors : Creative Ireland - Cork Co Co
Video production: Bazar productions-Basil Al-Wari and Angela Brad

This 30 minute video tells the story of how Ballydehob in West Cork became a magnet for crafts people since the 1960's. Film maker Angela Brady traces its roots from Gurteenakilla first pottery to present day and looks at new contemporary crafts people joining the craft scene. Brian Lalor takes us through the Arts Museum exhibition telling the story of the Bohemians of Ballydehob.


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12 to 31 August 2021




As a participant you can view this Private Link

Further Information

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Participatory aspect

Details will be launched on Twitter @AngelaBradyRIBA and on Instagram @AngelaBradyOBE. Further information on West Cork Crafts people on

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