Name: Stephanie Borg Company name: Stephanie Borg Brief description of my product: My collection of artworks mostly consists of Malta-inspired Original Ink Drawings, Prints in Open and Limited Editions, Art Cards and Wrapping Paper. I also have a Mug Collection inspired by old Maltese patterned tiles. Other works are inspired by my living experiences in the Middle East, Italy and life in general! Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Through the Malta Artisan Markets I get to meet new people and customers every time, whom I would have otherwise not been able to reach. I get a feel of what the market is after and that helps me understand my clients better. The markets are also a great way to interact with like-minded artists and artisans and it helps to exchange ideas and experiences as that helps us all grow and learn from each other. Stephanie's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Leap and the net will appear. View Stephanie Borg online shop
Name: Judith Thomas Company name: Judith Thomas Jewellery Brief description of my product: Unique, intricate hand-made jewellery using semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal and various other materials. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Participating is a way of encouraging yourself and others, taking note of how some of the participants use their talent and ability, feeling the pride of belonging to a Group of like-minded people. Judith's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Not really to inspire, but rather to encourage: "Pearls lie not on the seashore. If you desire one, you must Dive for it." ~ Oriental Proverb View Judith Thomas Jewellery online shop
Name: Louis Cauchi Savona Company name: Gem and Crystal Enchantments Brief description of my product: Gem and crystal unique jewellery Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Very well organised Louis' little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, love what you do and do what you love!
Name: Christina Desira Company name: Desirably Yours Brief description of my product: We offer a variety of goods, however, our main focus is on our freshly made handmade chocolate. We offer a variety of pralines and truffles, from the more common ones like caramel and gianduia, to the more unique ones such as Cherry and Raspberry and Marc de Champagne. We also offer gluten free and sugar free products. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: The Malta Artisan Markets provide local artisans with a chance to showcase their products in a welcoming environment, making every event a unique experience. I, personally feel that such markets are beneficial for both the artisans and the customers as they are being offered a genuine, high quality local product. Christina's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: I follow the quote: “If you dream it, you can achieve it”. A dream might not easily become reality, but if you work hard and do not give up, it can be achieved.
Name: Andrea Critien Company name: With Love From Our Kitchen Brief description of my product: Homemade jams, chutneys, sauces and preserves all prepared from local fruits and vegetables and where possible using organic produce. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: People have got accustomed to finding my products at these markets and many of them purposely come to top up – also the type of people attending appreciate the hard work involved in preparing home made produce. Andrea's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: If you enjoy what you're doing, pluck that bit of courage, share it with the world – the worst that can happen is you'll keep doing it for yourself! But if you don't try you'll never know – they may actually love it!
Name: Sue Mifsud Company name: Sue Mifsud Ceramics Brief description of my product: ‘Uniquely designed, Individually created’ studio ceramics. The majority of my pieces are hand thrown functional ware, including mugs, jugs, cups, bowls, lidded pots, dispensers etc. They are made in my Rabat studio, glazed with vibrant colours and added texture. I mainly work with stoneware clay and fire to cone 6 in my electric kilns. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: There is always a great atmosphere surrounding the MAMs. Visitors are friendly and inquisitive discussing at length the work you create, and other stall holders make you feel part of a close social group. Lengthy hours in the studio on my own culminate with these events and they give me an opportunity to lift my head above ground for some audience feedback. Sue's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Stop thinking about it, and do it, what’s the worst that can happen? View Sue Mifsud Ceramics online shop
Name: Stephen Cordina Company name: STEPHEN CORDINA _______________-aroma & therapy Brief description of my product: Creator and manufacturer of fine, all natural home fragrances, bathroom and cosmetic products. All designed, produced and hand finished by a small team in Malta. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: It brings me in direct contact with my Customers. Stephen's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me." ~ Steve Jobs View Stephen Cordina online shop
Name: Jo Monte-Bello Company name: Burlesque Candles Brief description of my product: LUXURIOUS TRIPLE SCENTED CANDLES. Made from 100% clean burning soy wax, free from artificial ingredients, petro-chemicals and paraffin. Organic lead free cotton wick. Approx 50 hours burning time. Burlesque Candles are hand made from a unique blend of exotic fruits, flowers and spices, made from natural essential oils and candle fragrance, each one depicted by its very own Burlesque Dancer. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Malta Artisan Markets are a well run organisation which offers it’s stall holders a variety of exciting locations, and its patrons, the best local, handmade products Malta has to offer. Jo's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” ~ Buddha