This was one of my favourite shoots in a long time. Back in March, I got to spend the day shooting the beautiful, simple, handmade stoneware of Arran Street East.
We based ourselves from the new Arran Street East shop studio, which is nestled in the markets area of Dublin city. This was a such a fun, immersive project, as I got to shoot not just the finished product, but the things that inspired it and the entire process of making it.
We photographed every time a pot was touched, creating a lovely “from mud to mug” photo story, which is now live on arranstreeteast.ie.
Click through for some of my favourite shots!
Every pot is made by hand and glazed in colours inspired by the Dublin fruit and vegetable market right outside (think things like cabbage, potato, parsnip, as well as lemon, pomegranate and pink grapefruit).
I was lucky enough to work with Sheenagh Green, Arran Street East’s studio manager, on Image Interiors & Living, where she created our #valuetheprocess Instagram series, asking Irish creatives to share a snap of their work in progress. I have met few people who value and celebrate craftsmanship more than Sheenagh, and her love of Irish craft – as well as her phenomenal eye for timeless, yet achingly cool design – has found a happy home here.
The shop itself is utterly gorgeous, beautifully blending modern touches into the traditional lines of the building.
The studio shop launched last Friday, and will be open every Friday, from 10am to 6pm – keep an eye on the #ASEFridays hashtag, or check out the Arran Street East website for deets on where else you can buy the beautiful pieces.
(Not long after this shoot took place, one of the images made into the New York Times, which of course totally made my day, nay my week!)