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44 Ann St, Ballycastle

Northern Ireland, BT54 6AD

Phone Number: 

02820248030

Opening hours:

Friday, Saturday, Monday 10:30am to 6pm (GMT)

Our Story: An Artist-led Collaborative Project transformed into an art gallery in Northern Ireland

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The Puffin Gallery is the result of a collaboration between artists and the Spottens, a partnership company incorporating the work of Robert Spotten and Brigitte Le Boulleur.

 

About the Puffin Gallery

 

The Puffin Gallery is an artist-led gallery with the following aims:

- To promote the wonderful work created by artists and high end craft designers in Ireland

- To promote creativity in the community by encouraging participation in arts and crafts activities and events (workshops, community events, artists talks)

The Puffin Gallery, together with Robert Spotten, jewellery designs, offer an eclectic collection of work by Irish artists and designer makers. 

Most of our artists and designer makers are open to special commissions so feel free to contact us to discuss your project. Our helpful staff members will be pleased to help. 

All the work presented has been made in Ireland (mainly Northern Ireland and Donegal).

You can buy high end craft in different media such as ceramics, bronze, iron, textiles, glass and wood. Our eclectic collection of art means that you are bound to find something that will suit your style and budget. 

we organise different workshops and artists demonstrations during the year, this photo shows demonstrations in throwing a pot , ceramics, embroidery jewellery and oil painting

Workshops and Demonstrations

We are keen to share knowledge and promote arts and crafts in the community. To this end, we organise workshops and demonstrations on the premises.

Please feel free to contact us to find out about our programme of activities.

 

About Robert Spotten, Jewellery Designs

Robert Spotten, Jewellery Designs creates jewellery individually designed for life's special occasions, including engagement and wedding rings as well as bridal gifts. Adding to his traditional Celtic designs, Robert has developed a range of designer jewellery based on the theme of nature, space and water.

We take time to ensure that the jewellery we are going to make for you is the one you have dreamt of, you choose the quality of the stone, the metal, size and shape. To all the customers who have bought their wedding and engagement rings from us, we offer free engraving on their rings, free cleaning of the jewellery days before the wedding and reduced prices on jewellery repairs and servicing (for example, we give a special life-time discount on rhodium plating white gold rings).

A University of Ulster graduate in Contemporary and Applied Arts, Robert Spotten is one of the most experienced goldsmiths in Northern Ireland. He began his trade in 1977 and started his own company in 1999: Causeway Jewellery Creations to later become: Robert Spotten, Jewellery Designs.

In 2014, on the occasion of the visit of HRM The Queen Elisabeth II, Robert was commissioned to create a white gold brooch (the Bann Disc).

As well as private customers, we have created jewellery for the local government, local councils, golf clubs, schools and universities' graduation jewellery etc.

About Brigitte Le Boulleur

 

Originally from Perpignan, Brigitte has lived in Ireland most of her life.  The daughter and grand-daughter of goldsmiths, Brigitte married Robert Spotten, artist and goldsmith.

Interested in jewellery designs and art, Brigitte has a University of Ulster Associate degree in Fine and Applied arts. She works with metal, clay, glass and textiles and the medium she will choose will vary according to the theme she is working on and her inspiration.

A key member of the Puffin Gallery, she is helping with its development and administration. 

 

Feel free to contact us for further information: