KraftsbyKarenDuignan

Handmade with Clay and love.

Manchester, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2017

KraftsbyKarenDuignan

Handmade with Clay and love.

Manchester, United Kingdom | 420 Sales

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Karen Duignan

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Karen Duignan

Announcement    I am moving home to Ireland the weekend of the 21rst March. Please allow up to two weeks extra for any orders placed that following week as I settle in and set up my work space. Thank you for your understanding and patience. ☺️


Thank you for visiting my shop, and I do hope you find something you like among my items. In between preparing orders I like to add new products so I am gradually building up my stock.
Please note that I use air drying clay in all of my items.... so it is not suitable for outdoor use and should be kept away from direct heat and water.
While I do sand some pieces, I do not like to overdo this process as it removes the little imperfections that I find are unique and beautiful in the clay. The porous nature of clay makes them ideal for use as natural oil diffusers as long as they are not sealed. If this is something you would like please leave a message requesting it to be left unsealed. This only applies to pieces that are not painted/ glittered.
If there are no items to match your exact requirements please do leave me a message as I’m very happy to work with you if I can to make something to suit your needs.
Karen.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2020

I am moving home to Ireland the weekend of the 21rst March. Please allow up to two weeks extra for any orders placed that following week as I settle in and set up my work space. Thank you for your understanding and patience. ☺️


Thank you for visiting my shop, and I do hope you find something you like among my items. In between preparing orders I like to add new products so I am gradually building up my stock.
Please note that I use air drying clay in all of my items.... so it is not suitable for outdoor use and should be kept away from direct heat and water.
While I do sand some pieces, I do not like to overdo this process as it removes the little imperfections that I find are unique and beautiful in the clay. The porous nature of clay makes them ideal for use as natural oil diffusers as long as they are not sealed. If this is something you would like please leave a message requesting it to be left unsealed. This only applies to pieces that are not painted/ glittered.
If there are no items to match your exact requirements please do leave me a message as I’m very happy to work with you if I can to make something to suit your needs.
Karen.

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About KraftsbyKarenDuignan

Sales 420
On Etsy since 2017

Working with clay is 'My happy place'.

I had been working for almost 20 years in the field of youth/social care in Ireland before I had my children and that’s when I had a re-think and decided the time was right to be brave and change career.
I have always been creative and art was my favorite subject in school however for some reason (that evades me now) I didn't pursue it professionally. After having my children, nothing made me happier than sitting on the floor surrounded by glue and glitter spending hours making and creating with them. My 8 year old loves crafts and my 5 year old loves making a mess so together we have great fun.
It was a friend who suggested I make crafts to sell - honestly I didn't give it a second thought until several weeks later when it dawned on me that maybe she was right...maybe I could make something that people would be willing to pay for. I felt excited, motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious about the possibilities that I was now considering and that's when I knew I was doing the right thing and was determined I'd give it my all.
In October 2017 I bought a bag of clay to play around with ... made some Christmas decorations to sell at a couple of local markets and sold out a couple of times over! I quickly learned that Etsy was a fantastic platform to sell handmade and so I thought well if I'm going to do this I need to throw myself in at the deep end and that's exactly what I've done.

Thank you to each and every one of you who visit my shop and take the time to leave a comment or review and have added me as a favorite..... I appreciate your support so very much.

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  • Karen Duignan

    Maker, Owner, Designer

    I'm into cycling, hiking, mountain scrambling & running, I ran my 1rst half marathon on my 40th! (secretly aiming to do a full). I've 1 tattoo - a copy of my beloved dogs paw print. Sundays are precious- Family time & outdoor adventures.

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