As you might already know the Common Ground Frost Fair has been part of our annual calendar and has been running since 2014. It’s been a great opportunity for members to showcase their craft and art skills and to get the opportunity to sell their wares. It’s become a tradition amongst our membership and many have come away with a good bulk of their xmas shopping completed! This year is different though (need we say more!) and we can’t run our fair in our Common Ground premises on Church terrace due to Covid-19.
This year we decided we’ll put the Frost Fair online and allow our members to link to their online shops and sales pages via our website.
So below are links to our virtual stalls – please try and support our members by purchasing through their links.
The Good Limbo
The Good Limbo is an online mental health community for peer based support.
We have forums and live chat where you can talk to those with lived experience of mental health.
Our products are designed to promote positive mental wellbeing. The profits from sales help us to run our community, which is free to use. We offer white-labelling and volume order discounts for those who want to promote positive mental wellbeing in the workplace, school or other environments.
Ben Barry Acrylic Artist
Hello, My name is Ben, I’m an artist from Bray
Working with Acrylic using different techniques
Below is a link to my online shop:
And my Instagram account to have a look at my work @benjamin.barry.art
Charlie O’Connor Embroidery and Acrylic Artist
Greetings, I am Charlie, an artist based in Dublin I embroidery and illustration the real and the imaginary. Feminism and body positivity are two themes that I passionate and highlight in my work. Nature is also very important to me I am inspired by the natural world around me. I have also attached a few different photos of my work.
Here’s the link to my online shop
Kelly Hood-Contemporary – Contemporary Irish Artist
Living in Wicklow on the edge of the Sugarloaf and near to the coast, I am surrounded by beauty and nature. Rolling fields with cows, sheep, horses and hidden in the hedgerows and trees, pheasants, owls, hares etc. My studio has views over to Wicklow Head and I feel inspired every day to paint. I love to create interesting paintings with depth and soul and using a mixture of natural organic pigment paint work to create beautiful natural marks and patterns.
M: 087 2249 200
Nuala McKenna Jewellery and Crafts designer
Hi, I’m Nuala and I hand make jewellery, crafts and gifts. I am a self taught creative and have been creating, making and putting things together for as long as I can remember. The creative process provides a space for me that is relaxing and enjoyable. I have facilitated creative workshops where I have encouraged others to enjoy the process through creating cards, bookmarks, dream catchers and Christmas decorations. I love colour, light and texture, things that shine, things that sparkle and things that catch the eye, which is probably reflected in a lot of my work 🙂 I use new items together with vintage components where I can to create new and original pieces. Being able to reclaim and reuse something that is destined for landfill is a definite win for me. I made the decision that this year, I was going to give my love of being creative a proper outlet so here I am, giving it a go, with my facebook page online since early November. For now, I make earrings, keyrings, different styles of bookmarks, and most pieces are one of a kind. I will be adding new items as I go. Please click on the link to access my page, take a look through the albums and let me know if you have any queries
Mimmie Malaba – Creator of Bees of Honey Daily Self Care Gifts
My name is Mimmie Malaba. I am 22 years and I am the founder and owner of ‘Bees of Honey.’ I am also a full time International Hospitality and Tourism Management student and a Poet.
I hand make all the body butters, oils and candles. Self care has been the base of everything that I do. Simple daily routines have been my prime for a few months now and I want to share the things I have been using to keep me positive and productive.
Tamara Owner of Textil Artist and Owner of Too Fabulous Art & Crafts
I’m Tamara, a local textile artist based in Kilpedder. I specialise in felting dogs portraits, Christmas ornaments, earrings, hanging art and much more as I just love working on commission to create something unique! Please check out my FB page
https://www.facebook.com/toofabulousartandcrafts/ or email me on email@example.com to discuss your specific idea and together we can make it a reality!
Wendy Stephens Owner and Creator at Arís Designs
I hand-make earrings, brooches and journals from mainly recycled and reclaimed materials including bottle caps, leather, fabric, paper and plastic. I also knit tea cosies, neck warmers, flower brooches and baby hats using natural yarns.
I can email images of my work and can post anywhere. If you would like to hear or see more contact me by phone or email.
Emily Robyn Archer – Creative Director – Native Circles
Contact Laura on 0862361464 or this email address if you have a moment,
Emily has created a range of 8 calendars each printed on to a bespoke birch circle which sits in a bespoke sycamore stand.
These 8 circles are a wheel of the year, celtic tree calendar, women’s energy cycle, rare birds of Ireland, sacred sites of Ireland, lunar phases and a map of the constellations.
Gorgeous Irish Sourced Sheepskins and recycled wool socks, in natural or Funky colours!Contact Deb to order on her facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/DebsFunkySheepskins/
or by phone on 0872385776
Saorla O’Sullivan Illustrator and Artist and owner of Celery Rose gift
Hello, my name is Saorla and I live in Ashford, Co Wicklow with my husband and four kiddos. I’ve always loved art and being creative, I find drawing sort of therapeutic and a bit of escapism from crazy family life! I’ve just started my business Celery Rose, I make art prints and greeting cards in English and as gaeilge. They are colourful and a bit of fun, and they are made with pure joy and love!
‘Every child is your Child’
https://everpress.com/ubuntu-nguni?fbclid=IwAR0kUWdlvRccVqq-pdA1vo6nsL5d1j11kmNUGVwPK-0gTeBQD9843dzD63k African art work and symbols. ‘Every child is your Child’ is a community group from Limerick set up with the overall goal of raising much needed funds for parents living in Direct Provision. Ubuntu sell jumpers and hoodies with traditional Ndebele art work, all proceeds go towards ECIYC.
Wild Awake Journal: The Irish Journal of foraging, folklore, myths, magic and remedies
Created by Lucy O’Hagan of ‘Wild Awake’ and illustrator, Sean Fitzgerald.
Link to buy: http://wildawake.ie/shop/
As the acorns ripened and fell to the ground, the last of the nettles produced seed and the Cailleach took up her blackthorn staff, the dream of “Airmid’s Journal” was borne.
We invite you on this journey with us to witness, share, co-create and take root.
AJ is intended to be an ever growing tapestry of stories, woven together with the plants of this land. Old stories, new stories, personal tales and present spells. Here we share the voices of those who tend to the wild wells, offering nourishment to all those who wish to drink from the source.
Here’s some other link to business you may like to support this Christmas
Kilruddery Christmas Markets
We invite you to bask in the festive season at our Christmas Market this December.
Showcasing the very best in local talent, you can discover an extensive range of art, craft, boutique fashion & homeware, luxury gift boxes, delicious hot & cold food, and much more.
Kilruddery Estate, Saturdays in December 10 to 4pm
IPSC Solidarity Shop. Here you can purchase gift items for yourself, your friends or family that will help support the work of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.https://www.ipsc.ie/ipsc-store
List of Irish Black owed business https://irishblackowned.com/
Small Irish businesses facebook page https://www.facebook.com/shopsmallireland
Shop in Ireland page
Shannon Healy Make-up
My name is Shannon Healy I’m a makeup artist from bray.
To check out some of my work go to Www.instagram.com/shannonhealymakeup
Hygiene and masks guidelines followed for appointments.
Singing lessons with Karen
Hello! My name is Karen and I am a professional singing teacher based in Bray. I teach lessons to all ages and abilities. My lessons are tailored to the individual, helping my students learn through the music that they are passionate about.
I have gained a Higher National Diploma in Popular Music, a City & Guilds Diploma in Sound Engineering Level 5 and a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music Production. Alongside my teaching I’ve worked as a professional singer in both a live and studio capacity
Suzanne O’Connor – Health Psychologist
I am an experienced, competent and compassionate Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist working in Bray Co. Wicklow. Now more than ever I see that people are in need of support. I offer one to one therapy session using either a secure on-line server or face to face to anyone over eighteen. These sessions are offered in a welcoming and calming environment where you can feel relaxed so that you can talk openly and freely. I provide a service that is trustworthy, non-judgemental and dynamic, so that you can feel confident that you’re in safe and professional hands. It is utterly rewarding to see my clients leave our sessions with a new sense of strength and self-belief.