Les Papillons Jewellery and Homeware is based in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Created by Artist, Caroline Dilworth, to make artwork part of everyday life. Everything is designed and made in Ulster.
"I've a passion for traditional handmade things made useful for the modern home."
The crockery is thrown on a wheel and individually painted. There is so much love and care put into each item. Les Papillons crockery looks great, feels good in your hands and everything is dishwasher friendly... I do hate washing dishes!
Designed to co-ordinate and to be collected, the themes painted mark the changes in the seasons. Each piece bears the tell-tale marks of the handmade process. The fingerprint of the stilts used in the kiln, the indentations of the hand that made it and the brushstrokes in the artwork mean each piece is truly unique.
Artwork on jewellery are artist originals. Sometimes a pin is used to paint a highlight. Every miniature painting is a labour of love, using artist acrylics and a sealant to protect the finished piece from the worst of our weather, but please do not take Les Papillons jewellery swimming!
Large original artwork is digitally printed onto sustainably sourced fabrics, in Co Donegal. Les Papillons cushions and bags are made from a variety of fabrics: Irish linen, sumptuous velvet, fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and wood pulp. Table linen is made from either Irish linen, or a cotton/linen mix, for quality and longevity. Clothing is made using the finest velvet, McNutt Tweed, Irish Linen and sustainably sourced bamboo. Commission work is always welcome and a personalised wedding wish list can be made available on request. Lastly, everything is presented in Les Papillons branded packaging, with an artist information sheet, pink tissue and gift tag.
Visits by appointment only. Email caroline.lespapillons"gmail.com to arrange
Omagh Craft Collective, Omagh
Walled City Crafters, Derry/Londonderry
Gilmartins' Craft Shop, Belleek
Creative Commotion, Benburb Priory, Benburb
Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh