Since I spotted blooming daffodils on my way to work this morning, I thought it might be okay to share a little garden treat with you for my first in the Truly Irish series. Enjoy!
At this very moment, I think Bianca Divito is probably up to her elbows in soldering wire and hunks of coloured glass, getting ready for the Chelsea Flower Show. But this summer, she and her ultra-talented garden-designer fiance, Damien Keane, gave me a little tour around their corner of the world.
I took a trip out to Mount Usher Gardens, where I got to visit Bianca and Damien. Bianca let me ask her a million questions about her business making beautiful glass art. Turns out, she also restores historic stained glass windows, and fixes those pretty Tiffany-style lamps. But what she really loves is creating beautiful glass art, from garden hangings that twinkle, peeking the leaves, to window hangings, lamps and lots of intricately sparkly bits.
And even better? They both teach classes on their respective casino netherlands crafts! If you”re looking to learn a little more about garden design, and then to sparkle it up with a handmade hanging, this dynamic duo is your best bet.
Perfect timing – Bianca and Damien just joined Twitter! Show them some love over on @DivitoStudios and @DamienKeane!
In an effort to change the world”s perception of Ireland, I”ll be posting weekly about fabulous Irish artists, designers, makers, crafters and creatives in a series called Truly Irish. I”m taking tips and suggestions – send an email to emily (at) fromchinavillage (dot) com if you know of someone I should feature!