Hi My name is Brendan Murphy.
I’m a big fan of handmade and artisan culture and design and I came to this point in my life journey after several less than satisfactory experiences with big corporates, industrial manufacturers and layer upon layer of bureaucracy and red tape.
What I love about handmade artisan culture is the positive, passionate people who don’t let obstacles stop their progress or rely on outside support to do things. People in handmade just get on with the job. No agents, no rent, no middle-men, no bullshit.
And selling at the markets is as pure a commercial activity as you can get – dealing face to face with your consumer and your producer – handing over cash and looking each other in the eye. Perfect.
I’d love to come to your markets or do a piece on your handmade business. Let me know, please, and I’ll do my best to get there. I have a van and I live near an airport, so anything’s possible…