Niamh grew up on the west coast of Scotland studying classical violin and Gaelic and Scots song. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music Honours degree from The University of Glasgow, and it was during her time at University that she began to take an interest in different Traditional music styles. Niamh has toured in Europe with Ailie Robertson's Traditional Spirits and started Glasgow based folk trio 'ELÍR' in 2019. When the pandemic hit in 2020 and gigging was postponed indefinitely, Niamh co-founded the sustainable vegan craft brand 'Genuine Quirk' as a self taught ceramicist.
Running the business side of things is Jamie Stewart whilst Niamh concentrates on the ceramics and watercolours. Growing up on the west coast of Scotland, Niamh's pottery is inspired by the heather covered mountains and coastal landscape, featuring a muted palette of purples, blues and greens. Her sculptures are also inspired by Scottish folklore stemming from her interest in Gaelic song as well as all things witchy. Genuine Quirk is making a name for itself as a beautifully curated craft brand with a determination to be as ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable as possible.
Folk, Traditional Scottish, World
David Lombardi, Jean Damei
2019 to present