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Contemporary Irish Artist

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Fia /fee-ah/ : Old Irish word meaning “Wilderness”

Folk /fowk/: Pictures and objects that express something of the lives and feelings of people

FIAFOLK specialises in handcrafted ceramic homewares, artist studio wares and jewellery made in Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland.  The work has natural aesthetics inspired by our local environment. Our studio is nestled opposite an urban woodland with the sea to the left. The work is often slightly imperfect, showing the process of creation by human hands. 

Wabi-sabi (侘寂)  – A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life

       fiafolk sunset image me making location image 2

Sustainability is very important to us. Clay is a naturally organic material which appeals to those who care for our environment. All our packing is re-used from other stores or natural and recyclable.

Laura McNamara is an artist, maker and nature lover who graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2010. She set up FIAFOLK in 2021 where she designs and creates every piece in her studio.  

me and lolaStudio assistant Lola keeps an eye on the time and does not allow any work to happen after 5.30pm. This is when we need to cook dinner and chill out on the sofa in the winter or in the summer go for a beach explore.

Sustainability

At Fiafolk we try to be as sustainable as possible by using pre-used and recycled packaging. 
Clay – Clay is a naturally organic material
Firing – We fire our clay in an eco-electric kiln. No burning of fossil fuels
Outer Boxes – We re-use cardboard boxes that are used to package other products
Gift Boxes – We used recycled craft gift boxes
Packaging – The majority of our packaging is re-used. We believe that it is better to reuse packaging that already exists rather then manufacture new packaging. We have teamed up with the Greenway Eco Store to re-use any packaging that they receive. This includes, bubblewrap, honeycomb wrap and packaging beads.
Any packaging that we purchase is recycled and a natural material
Please try to re-use any packaging that you receive from us!