So, here it is guys… excited announcement that I’m doing a collaboration with the hugely talented artist, Ruth Power; founder of the Danu designer ceramics brand.
Ruth is an award-winning artist, designer and NCAD graduate. From her studio in Dublin, she designs and makes every piece by hand from start to finish using the slab building technique. She adores rustic, organic looking objects and things that are evidently handmade. Her talents have already been well documented in Irish print, TV and radio so I was delighted when she approached me about doing a giveaway on the blog and, what better giveaway to do in the lead up to the festive season than of a beautiful Irish handcrafted ceramic?
Here is Danu’s concept description to help you engage with the piece:
“Danu was the primordial Celtic Goddess of earth and creativity and the Hindi Goddess of water – 3 elements which are fundamental to the creation of ceramics.
We specialise in handcrafted, designer ceramic homewares, wall art and jewellery made in Dublin, Ireland.
We wish to add an alternative selection to the mass-produced items that surround us. Our design ranges combine earthy, organic yet sleek and contemporary aesthetics that display well in both urban and rustic settings. We are inspired by travels, nature, wanderlust, antiquated trade routes and our home country of Ireland.
In our designs, one can detect echoes of ancient artefacts from diverse cultures – Celtic, Roman, European, Oriental and Mesoamerican – and yet each piece is unique. We use deep, luxurious glazes and enrich our designs with patterns created from found objects obtained whilst traveling, such as antique textile stamps and fallen coconut shells.
Every piece has a story!
This piece is from the Wanderlust range – created with antique textile woodblock stamps found whilst travelling around Rajasthan, India.
Very special glazes were chosen to highlight the intricate design and bring out an organic, worldly sophistication. Our colour palette was inspired by the rich colours of Indian textiles, walls and doors.
Each piece has been handmade from start to finish – framing and enhancing food beautifully and turning it into a work of art!
Use it for food, jewellery, oils, spices etc.”
Although the original concept in mind when this piece was being created was to have it in the kitchen, I also think it looks stunning as a unique jewelry storage for your bedroom… The ethnic stamps undoubtedly inspiring a boho collection of accessories!
Danu is a totally new brand that will be launching at the RDS Craft and Design Fair this year. Their stand number is 141 and, on top of offering this beautiful giveaway, the have also kindly offered a 10% discount to anyone who mentions icomeundone.com to them.
To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous piece as the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season or, of course, as a ‘to me, from me’ gift then simply like the i come undone facebook page and share this post.
To see behind the scenes in the studio and to watch the business flourish, follow Danu on their brand new facebook page.
The competition winner will be announced this Sunday, December 7th. Good luck!