Christmas at Kite Design Studios

Kite - design and craft in Waterford, Ireland

Snapshots from Kite Studios 3 weeks before Christmas 2013.

Delighted to be part of First Flight at Kite and MADE in Waterford group!

Come and see Kimono Lamps being made here in the run up to Christmas. Lots of buzz around and really warm and cosy thanks to glass furnace – since glass is actually made here. Orders are being madly wrapped, boxed and shipped as I’m typing. It feels very much like the Santa’s busy factory on the north Pole, all creative ‘elves’ involved, can be seen busily working on their designs.

Pop in if you’re looking for gift ideas for your loved ones or – for yourself! – See Irish Handmade Glass baubles, Lutsia’s cosmic ties, Cats Melodjan’s t-shirts, Sharon Fleming’s ceramic decorations, gorgeous felted jewellery by Ann Whitty of AnnMade, Button & Co. precious charms, Kimono Lamps (of course!) – plus so much more!

Outside is the Winterval – Waterford Winter Festival – now in full swing – with Christmas market – plenty of mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and other goodies.

Snowing or not – here we are.

Kite Studios are located in a dedicated building next to Christ Church Cathedral, where many a viking marched centuries ago; right opposite the house where Raymond Chandler, the crime fiction writer lived as a child.

Come and find us:

Kite Design Studios, 11 Henrietta Street, Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland.


Winterval Waterford 2012

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Winterval 2012 in Waterford city.

Many thanks to all who helped to keep the stand going despite my absence; especially to Paul Kirby and Grace Kiely, who shared the hut with me and to my friends Aska and Edyta.

Really enjoyed Winterval and it looked like the city was back to its glory for the duration of it. My little samurai had a great time on the train and visiting the toy museum. That he also nearly fell off the carousel – didn’t seem to bother him as much as his parents and the staff…