What Handmade Means
My ceramics are all entirely made by hand in small batches and the final look of each item may differ in shape and colour from the photographs. This is the joy of handmade knowing that what you buy is unique and slowly made.
Handmade in Waterford, Ireland.
Fia /fee-ah/ : Old Irish word meaning “Wilderness”
Folk /fowk/: Pictures and objects that express something of the lives and feelings of people
Fiafolk is an art studio based in Dungarvan County Waterford where illustrated ceramics, art and jewellery are created by hand.
Est. 2020 by Laura McNamara
“I love the outdoors, nature and everything that surrounds it. My studio is nestled opposite an urban woodland and to the left is the sea, where I am visited by wildlife throughout the seasons. My surroundings and my imagination are where my ideas come from, which I draw on paper and transform into ceramics and jewellery”.
Each piece of ceramics is individually handmade and decorated by Laura. She uses a variety of processes, a favorite being “Mono-Printing” to uniquely draw into each piece. Her work is often slightly imperfect, showing the process of creation by human hands.
Wabi-sabi (侘寂) – A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life
Clay is a naturally organic material which appeals to those who care for the environment. All Fiafolk’s packing is natural and recyclable.