North West’s finest at Derry Journal Craft Fair on Sunday

'ANCHOR' - This fantastic metal craft candle holder, created by PJ Designs, is one of countless crafts on display this Sunday. (111111JC1)
'ANCHOR' - This fantastic metal craft candle holder, created by PJ Designs, is one of countless crafts on display this Sunday. (111111JC1)

Craft professionals from far and wide have signed up for the Derry Journal’s Gift and Craft Fair, taking place in the Everglades Hotel on Sunday, November 13.

Among those displaying their wares at the event will be PJ Designs. For exceptional metal craft, you need look no further than Donegal’s finest.

Celebrating 15 years in business, PJ Designs in Drumkeen is where you can avail of the talents of award-winning craftsman PJ Patton, who was an entrepreneurship winner in 2005 and a finalist in the 2007 awards.

Be it natural or dramatic pieces you desire, you can discuss your needs and requirements with PJ who will in turn marry your vision with his craft, allowing for a unique piece of furniture or decoration.

In recent years, PJ’s designs have been featured on ‘Whose Design Is It Anyway’ on TV3 and in ‘The Irish Garden’ magazine. He has also featured on RTE Nationwide programme twice displaying his workmanship.

The public can come directly to his craft centre to view his individually, hand crafted products and examine his portfolio of Staircases, Gates and Railings which can also be viewed on apartment blocks, banks, hotels and private residence.

Matching craft with design he has to date designed and created an impressive variety of items. His most spectacular work is probably seen in his chandeliers, staircases, iron gates and railings but his skill and experience is evident throughout the entire range of quality crafted products, which includes hall and coffee tables, standard lamps, candelabras, fire fenders, bedroom furniture, curtain poles including bay window poles, coat stands, mirrors, candleholders and bespoke pieces.

The advantages which his location can offer are obvious; he is available to display his products, discuss his work and “match your needs with his designs” to allow for greater flexibility than shop buying allows.

PJ can be contacted on t: 074 9134248 f: 074 9134344 or mobile: 0872789434, email: or visit his website at:

A variety of other artists and crafts professionals will be showcasing their work at the Craft Fair too, with an impressive range of crafts such as jewellery, art work, bogwood sculptures, ivy art, clothing, candles, home baking, signed memorabilia, handmade soap, knits, lamps, patchwork, pottery and greeting cards. Also, new from America will be personalised children’s learning products to help children learn to spell. All in all, this could be the perfect start to your Christmas shopping list!

For more information about the forthcoming Craft Fair, please contact Geraldine Gallagher, Promotions Executive with the Derry Journal, on 02871 272267 or email: