The latest from the studio

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A personalised shakespeare sonnet pen. Handmade in Ireland by six0six design. Engllish lit fans, sonnets, love poems.

Jun 15

Shakespeare’s sonnets and deciding which ones to pick for my sonnet pens

When I first got the idea for my Shakespeare Sonnet Pens I had a mammoth task ahead of me, deciding which of Shakespeare’s Sonnets I should offer on my pens.


Now of course a customer can ask for a Shakespeare sonnet that is not on the ‘list’ but you have to have a base to work from. So I asked everyone what their favourite (more…)


Jun 01

Interview: Christine Burns Photographer

Welcome to our second interview in this new series.

You can catch the first one here if you are just joining us now.

This series aims to bring you one step closer to the process of designing and making. This month we are looking at the art of Photography.

So without further ado I would like to introduce you to Christine Burns. She is a photographer with an incredible eye for capturing the smallest of moments, at putting people at ease and producing beautiful, heartfelt work.


imagination is everything it is the preview of life's coming attractions

May 22

From the studio: May, getting personal with Shakespeare and a Yeat’s question

In the studio this month I have been working on some one off commissions including this lovely piece below. A lot of painstaking cutting out with the scalpel knife but its nearly finished and well worth all the hard work. See a sneak peek below  (more…)

have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful a william morris quote six0six design copy

Apr 28

Interview: Matt Jones Woodturner

I first spotted Matt’s work in the Irish Design Shop and my sister bought me a piece of his, one of his twig pots. Originally from Wales he lives with his wife and 4 children in Riverton, Co. Sligo.

In this, the first in a monthly series of posts interviewing Irish Designers and Artists, I ask ten of life’s essential questions. Read on… (more…)

wedding vow pens by six0six design keepsakes of your wedding day custom made

Mar 18

The story behind one of my favourite designs

I originally designed these Wedding Vow pens as a gift for one of my dearest friends who was getting married. The feedback that I got was so lovely and positive that they soon became the latest addition to my collection.

I wanted to create a gift for her that was both practical, that she and her fiancee could use and have as a part of their Wedding Day and also a gift that would be (more…)

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