'Geographical Mapping' carborundum by Valerie Vahey (Edition of 20) Born in Ireland, Valerie Vahey studied art in Dun Laoghaire School of Art, Ireland with evening courses and specialised in wood block printmaking in Seika University, Kyoto, Japan and in L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France. She lives in Paris where she continues her research and experiments with wood and paper.
Eva Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a suffragist, social worker and labour activist. She was born at Lissadell House, the younger sister of Constance Gore-Booth, later known as the Countess Markievicz. In 1895 she met and fell in love with Esther Roper at the villa of Scottish writer George MacDonald. As she grew older, Eva was forced to give up active work but continued writing poetry. Esther took care of her and they were together at the end.
Tortoise Shell… Pepper mill, c. A cylindrical tortoiseshell pepper mill with a silver lid, with a pinecone finial and tooled rims; the mill has an applied oval silver plaque, engraved with a crowned GR monogram, and a silver base.