A short piece about a long-standing institution in Irish Design and Craft. This month AE are cuffed to be in the window display, and in stock in The Cat and the Moon in Sligo. It is a lovely milestone for us, as I worked in The Cat and the Moon for two years. It was there I learned valuable lessons about Irish Design and understanding why people appreciate and value high quality craftsmanship, made locally. These lessons under pin a lot of what AE stands for now.
Martina Hamilton is an outstanding designer in her own right, with an incredibly impressive back catalogue of work. Her beautiful jewellery collections have won many an award, but I also know that this success is driven by many years of hard work and dedication. A very generous supporter of The Atlantic Equipment Project, Martina has been a vital mentor for us. Having managed a design lead business through 25 years and to come out on top, there are many lessons to be learned from this funny and strong lady.
Check them out on Facebook & Insta, or online: http://www.thecatandthemoon.ie/
Here’s to another 25 years guys!