Hello there, my name is Laura Barry and I’d like to introduce my company, Florence & Milly Limited.
Florence and Milly is a new 24 seat paint your own pottery and crafts activity studio based in Co. Kildare. The studio is mainly pottery painting however a variety of arts and crafts workshops and demonstrations are available also.
The pottery side of the cafe provides the pre-fired pottery and supplies where customers can then paint their chosen item. The final items are then glazed and re-fired in a kiln. The items can be collected from the shop in a week or posted at an additional expense.
All activities allow children and adults to express their creative side, spend quality time with friends and family, and create a unique item for themselves or gifts.
Florence and Milly is named after my grandmothers as this is where my craft skills originate. Florence is an artist and Milly was a magnificent baker.
My Great Great grandfather was an artist who having traveled the world looking for inspiration, fell in love with Florence Italy, so much so that he named his daughter Florence. My grandmother in turn inherited the name Florence and is also a great artist.
My grandmother Milly, was a magnificent baker and had the crafty ability to make a masterpiece from everyday items like a paperclip and string.
I am Laura Barry, Founder of Florence and Milly, and I have over 20 years’ experience dealing with the public. A graduate of Dunlaoghaire College of Art and Design, Public Relations Institute of Ireland and a Bachelor Science degree in Trinity College Dublin, along with my qualifications in web design, I am a skilled communicator with a creative edge. Combining my business skills and my creative expression Florence and Milly is set for success.