Meet The Tutors!

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Susanna Anker

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Susanna Anker is a tutor with us for many years. She comes from Switzerland. Susanna is gifted with Wool spinning, weaving, natural dyeing sewing and dressmaking, felt, crochet, embroidery, workshops and demonstrations. Follow Susanna's beautiful work on Facebook: Suzanna Anker Textile Crafts

Susi Lewisohn

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Susi is with us for a long time and she teaches beautiful handcrafted silver jewelry  featuring stamped charms, textured metal and semi-precious stones see all her beautiful work on Instagram:celticsilvi.

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Jack Pinson

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Jack Pinson is a Master Bowyer with the craft Guild of Bowyers and Fletchers. Jack makes and sells traditional and historic longbows see his website:

www.livinglongbows.com .

Len 

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Len and Joan are a long time tutors when the weekend started in the woods, many years back.Len and Joan represent the weekend on many festivals. Len is the Tutor for the leatherwork.Len has been working leather for over 4 decades and teaching the craft to both children and
adults for at least 15 years at festivals and fairs (Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Bloom,
Charleville Agricultural Show) and as a CELT tutor since 2010. Together with Joan Casey
(mosaic & felt) and Jane Jermyn (ceramics), he has a shop-studio and art gallery in Cappoquin,
Co. Waterford. See www.facebook.com/markethousecraftworks to view some of his work.. 

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Joan Casey

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Joan is making felt and mosaic for the last 20 years, Joan is also an experienced craft tutor. She is a
long-time member of the CELT team at both the Weekend in the Woods and the Weekend in
the Hills. Over the past 15 years, she has taught evening classes and CELT workshops to
adults and given workshops in mosaic, felt and leatherwork to both children and adults at
festivals and other events, both big and small. See www.facebook.com/markethousecraftworks
to view some of Joan's work.
Mosaic-making

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Sky Maria

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Sky has extensive experience supporting people to deepen their connection to nature, including our own inner nature. What makes her feel most vital is communing with the Earth in various ways, such as wild-crafting , tracking animals, and sitting quietly and listening out on the land. Sky gives different workshops with us.

Sheepskin tanning and Listening to the land. Sky is founder of GIFT(Global Institute of Forest Therapy) and EarthDreaming

www.theearthisdreaming.com

Meet The Tutors!

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Susanna Anker

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Susanna Anker is a tutor with us for many years. She comes from Switzerland. Susanna is gifted with Wool spinning, weaving, natural dyeing sewing and dressmaking, felt, crochet, embroidery, workshops and demonstrations. Follow Susanna's beautiful work on Facebook: Suzanna Anker Textile Crafts

Susi Lewisohn

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Susi is with us for a long time and she teaches beautiful handcrafted silver jewelry  featuring stamped charms, textured metal and semi-precious stones see all her beautiful work on Instagram:celticsilvi.

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Jack Pinson

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Jack Pinson is a Master Bowyer with the craft Guild of Bowyers and Fletchers. Jack makes and sells traditional and historic longbows see his website:

www.livinglongbows.com .

Meet The Tutors!

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Susanna Anker

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Susanna Anker is a tutor with us for many years. She comes from Switzerland. Susanna is gifted with Wool spinning, weaving, natural dyeing sewing and dressmaking, felt, crochet, embroidery, workshops and demonstrations. Follow Susanna's beautiful work on Facebook: Suzanna Anker Textile Crafts

Susi Lewisohn

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Susi is with us for a long time and she teaches beautiful handcrafted silver jewelry  featuring stamped charms, textured metal and semi-precious stones see all her beautiful work on Instagram:celticsilvi.

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Jack Pinson

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Jack Pinson is a Master Bowyer with the craft Guild of Bowyers and Fletchers. Jack makes and sells traditional and historic longbows see his website:

www.livinglongbows.com .

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Mo, the willow witch.

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The name Willow Witch was chosen purely for fun. My only witchcraft is
making CRAFT. I find that making something with your own hands, with
natural materials is truly magical. Weaving baskets with willow that I
have grown myself, cared for and turned into a pliable material is a
magical process. I enjoy creating and I also love teaching the
techniques to others. It is rewarding to see someone learning and then
making a product they can be proud of. I have not met a person yet who
did not enjoy this journey. For me that journey is more important than
the end-product.

Basketmaking is an ancient craft and still very relevant today, with
young makers designing new shapes and textures and sharing their
skills.  Baskets made of willow, hedgerow plants and other natural
materials are on the road to replace plastics as a sustainable
alternative. They are strong and durable and at the end of their long
life fully degradable.
read more : www.thewillowwitch.wordpress.com

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Smooth Gefixt

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As two cousins, one based in The Netherlands and the other in Ireland, we have both been passionate about the natural world since a young age! After starting off with camping in the back garden and exploring different surroundings, we developed a more wilderness skillset and started recording. Our newest team member is a dog called Jäger, a great four legged companion. It is a joy to bring him with us!. We hope to inspire you and share our passion and love for nature!

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Sean Walsh

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Sean is always very busy in our Weekends as his classes are popular and to finish a sugan chair it needs a lot of work.

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Dee Synnott

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Dee Synnott carves wooden spoons and turns bowls, cups and locking-lidded containers on a foot-powered lathe. No sandpaper, no power tools.

Dee is Passionate about Traditional Crafts and the Natural world and is excited to share that love by teaching traditional woodcraft skills such as foot powered bowl lathe turning, hand carving vessels and spoon carving.

 

He is also deeply interested in opening the pathways to personal capability and adaptability through making.

Dee would like to help you explore your own creativity and your relationship with nature through craft.

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Mags Mannion

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I am a craft worker specialising in creating personalised glass jewellery.  I take inspiration for my designs from historical pieces and nature and use hand crafted glass beads, sea glass, stone and wood to produce pieces of jewellery with a past or history.

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Sean Walsh

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Sean is always very busy in our Weekends as his classes are popular and to finish a sugan chair it needs a lot of work.

Kate Burrows

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My name is Kate Burrows from Westcountry Willows, I am an accomplished willow basket maker and crafter. I have been making and teaching willow baskets since training in Somerset, UK. I have been teaching workshops both in Ireland and the UK. Teaching workshops at my home, festivals, and training centers throughout the country for many years. I have taught people from all walks of life and skill sets, including people with special needs, company directors teachers etc. Working mainly with willow, I also love to incorporate many other
natural items into my baskets, such as ivy, natural hand made rope etc. Alongside my basket making I am also an watercolor artist, a needle and wet felt maker, spoon carver, pysanki artist, natural wool spinner and dyer and a market gardener, where I can I incorporate these other crafts into my baskets. Working in and with natural items is where and what I love doing.

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Aran Herbs and Yoga

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Deborah runs a small business called Aran Herbs & Yoga https://www.facebook.com/Aran-Herbs-Yoga-103197731143495/ They are currently based in Dublin, but spend a lot of time on Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands & the inspiration behind the company. She is a Botanist by trade and trained as a Herbalist with the renowned Herbalist Gina McGarry in her St Brighids Academy of Healing Arts in 2010. She runs regular yoga classes and specialises in yoga & herbal retreats and herbal tea trails. She has four children who help with gathering, garbling and potion making and a husband who knows more about Wildflowers than he ever intended.

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Andrew St. Ledger

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He is a heritage specialist on the Heritage in schools scheme focusing on native trees and biodiversity etc. He designs and organises Biodiversity events on an annual basis for schools and community groups, he works on submissions commenting on state environmental policy, and on funding applications connected with all of above.

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Geraldine Cussen

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Gerry is an artist, workshop facilitator, tutor. Registered with the Teaching Council;  She also teach art workshops, mostly focused on carving onto lino and wood and printing onto paper or fabric. She  runs Natural Building workshops seasonally during summer and anything that has to do with CLAY , frugality, creativity and sustainability.

Check out for more details:https://arthappiness778927845.wordpress.com/