Showcasing at Showcase

January 29, 2013

CarveOn at Showcase Ireland

This year we attended Showcase Ireland in the RDS run by the Crafts Council of Ireland. Showcase gives Irish craftspeople both new and established, a platform to engage with native and international buyers. 

We launched a new range of products at Showcase and were delighted to win not one but two awards, the Creative Island Award - Overall Winner and Best Product Award - Highly Commended Product for our 'Oldest iPhone Accessory in the World' Bog Oak iPhone back.

Alan and Gary McCormack recieving an award at Showcase Ireland 2013

Accepting our award with Karen Hennessy - chief executive of the Crafts Council of Ireland 

CarveOn accepting an award with Karen Hennessy at Showcase Ireland 2013

Accepting the Creative Island Award with Hugh Cooney, Chairman of Enterprise Ireland, Karen Hennessy - chief executive CCOI, Richard Bruton - Minister for Jobs and Enterprise and Laura Magahy - CCOI Chairman

CarveOn on the News

We were delighted to be interviewed by RTE News about Showcase. 

carveon at Showcase Ireland 2013

As newcomers we were welcomed with open arms by seasoned exhibitors and organisers. We would like to thank all involved for their advice and support. A special thanks to Emma McGrath, Nicola Doran, Karen Hennessy, Laura Magahy, Brian McGee and Eleanor Harper from the CCOI and Jennifer Slattery (Jennifer Slattery Textiles), Paddy McCormack (PaddyMcCormack.com), Eileen Moylan (Claddagh Design), Anna Nielsen and the crew at The Malthouse Design Centre

Denis Murray hard at work

A big thanks to Denis Murray for helping plan and construct the stand. Denis insisted we build the entire set before even entering the RDS - a wise decision that saved us lots of time setting up. 

Large wood logos, created by CarveOn for Showcase Ireland

IDM branded signs we made for the CCOI on display at Showcase. 

We met buyers from all over the world and are delighted to say received some fantastic orders from some amazing retailers. We would highly recommend Showcase and are already looking forward to next years event.

We are proud to be a registered 'Craft Enterprise' with the Crafts Council of Ireland. If you are an aspiring maker check out the CCOI website, on facebook or on Twitter. They are a very helpful and approachable organisation. 

Crafts Council Ireland Logo 





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