Thanks for joining me on my new adventure!
Hi I'm Annette Whelan and I have been a Fused Glass Maker, honing my craft for over 20 years. Over this time many lovely customers have visited and purchased glass art from my open Studio located in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. My work is greatly influenced by a love of the sea, family and a passion for colour. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic my studio closed to the public and I embarked on a new exciting journey....creating and launching the wonderful world of annettewhelan.com my online store. My studio is back open to the public now Tuesday-Saturday 2pm - 5pm. My work can also be purchased here online or from The Village Garden shop in Kilmore Quay and the newly opened Boutique@Dunbrody, located at Dunbrody Country House Hotel.
A very special request
This year 2022 I had the honour of making these special little butterflies to Celebrate the 25th year of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. These little butterflies were then gifted by the foundation to the families of each of the children who have died in the past year, a way to remember their little ones in their anniversary year. In all my 25 years of working with glass this has been the most special request. I was so honoured to make these little butterflies and I was mindful while creating these to try make each one unique like each beautiful child they represent.