Louise Allen

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A work by Claudie Biehne  in “Monumentality/Fragility” at the National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard and Kilkenny Castle

It sometimes seems the subtext of just about everything is Brexit these days. An impressive craft exhibition set to open in Kilkenny this month, on th(...)

Best of Europe:  glass bowl by Róisín de Buitléar

In our age of mass production and perfect manufactured replicas, does making things by hand matter any more? Exploring Homo Faber, a huge exhibition d(...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Catherine Lundon, Mullingar, Carol Kennelly, Tralee, Co Karry, and Louise Allen, Slane, Co Meath,  winners of the Monart Most Stylish Lady contest at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

“The suspense is killing me,” said the thick set man with a pint in his hand, his voice heavy with irony. “If you want my honest opinion,” said his(...)

For a new exhibition, Second Skin at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, curator Louise Allen posed a challenge to four Irish fashion labels: Jen(...)