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CAPPOQUIN MARKET HOUSE CRAFTWORKS OPENS

10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Having successfully been involved in a temporary studios and shop, “The Lismore Craft Collective” in 2014, Len Canton (leatherwork), Joan Casey (mosaic & felt) and Jane Jermyn(ceramics) decided to approach Cappoquin Estates about using the Market House for a similar project.

Last November they fell in love with the historic building, even though it was rather neglected.  A 3-year lease was negotiated and work began on renovating the building. This was the start of Market House Craftworks.

In March they moved in to a completely transformed building which was due to open in mid-March but, due to the Covid-19 crisis, this was delayed until 8th June.

Downstairs there is an open studio space for each of the makers where the public can watch pieces being made. Here is also a retail area while upstairs houses a bright and airy gallery, with exhibitions being held on a regular basis.

The opening exhibition is of paintings by Cappoquin based artists Anna Moore and Felix Faulkner.

Market House Craftworks opening hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday.

All are welcome to call in to see the work while respecting social distance.

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