Local arts and crafts – at Blackthorn and Willow we stock the work of skilled and talented craftspeople and artists:
Ceramics, pottery and glass: Alison Hanvey; Ciaran Headley, Alan McCluney (Down Pottery); Leona Devine, Scott Benefield, Yellow Flower Crafts
Woodturning and carving: Gordon McAllen (Softash Wood Crafts); Ken Andrews; Colville Elliott
Basket making: Alison Fitzgerald (Greenwood Baskets); Penny McBride.
Textiles: Shelley Steele (Felting Crazy); Janet McNamee (Jupiter Red); Attracta McKinley, Sinead Black.
Fine art: Jacky Geary; Rosalind Fair; Penny McBride; Harriet Joan Gibson, Damien Maddalena.
We also keep a range of both new and second-hand books on baking, cooking, wildlife and of local and general interest including a selection written by local authors, as well as an interesting selection of fiction.