Alice, maker/artist behind Bread & Roses Handcrafts. I work in my
little studio (a former Lifeguard hut) at my home in Co. Mayo, where
I live with my husband and daughter. When I'm not making things, I like to grow food and herbal teas which I dehydrate to
drink all year round. The garden is a place where our family can work
and learn together, and cooking with our own homegrown food is a huge
I called my business Bread & Roses Handcrafts after the poem, Bread and Roses, and in particular my favourite line,
"Hearts starve as well as bodies;
give us bread, but give us roses."
I have previously worked in non-profits, in retail and marketing, but for me working creatively is what feeds my heart. I find great joy in creating beautiful items from sustainable materials.
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