Justyna came to Ireland from her native Poland 16 years ago. With her love for all things creative and her background in teaching and translation, she has always been passionate about Ireland, its culture, language and people as well as its breathtaking landscape.
Inspired by her passion and a simple, yet unusual combination of photography, natural materials and manual skills with the famous Irish wit and humour surrounding her, Justyna set up her own creative business.
Conker Tree Studio specialises in the design and handcrafting of unique greeting cards, calendars, personalised keepsakes, framed wall art and other cool gifts for cool people. Their uniqueness sets them apart from the usual run-of-the-mill, mass-printed products on the market. Specially shot photographs are used to adorn a range of cards, calendars and wall art. These are often quirky observations with humorous captions adding to their distinction. Carefully chosen warm, earthy tones, a natural twine detail and a tiny, hand-cut recycled cardboard tag give them a charming, rustic twist. Beautiful packaging complements the design making the gifts complete.
Working from her home studio under a beautiful horse chestnut tree in south Kilkenny, Justyna creates cards and gifts that appeal to men, women and children of all ages and nationalities. Her products are now available in a number of retail outlets in Ireland and overseas as well as online.
Each product is lovingly created to the highest standard – a product that becomes a treasured keepsake.
Why I love what I do
a) because it's fun...
b) because my customers keep asking for more...
c) because I can't imagine not doing it...
d) because the world seems like a better place when you can put a smile on someone's face or make them feel special
What I do
How I do it
a) handmade greeting cards (including personalised)
b) unique handmade wall calendars
d) framed wall art
e) funny Irish magnetic greeting cards
f) Irish coin keepsakes
g) bespoke wedding 'guestbook' prints
h) unique wedding stationery
i) and many other gorgeous gifts
a) my own photography, pastel paintings & graphics
b) computer skills & a friendly local printing company
c) recycled paper and cardboard
d) natural twine
e) old maps and coins
f) manual skills & various heavy tools
g) and a certain amount of creativity
Registered with the
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland