Martina Gillan is an integral part of the arts and crafts in Sligo town where she runs her craft shop ‘The Cat and The Moon’. She comes from a farming background and she decided to undertake a course in jewellery making, being influenced by Newgrange. Martina exports many of her designs which are very popular in America. Much of her work is original and she explains that she wants to give meaning to each piece rather than having it just look pretty. Her business has grown though word of mouth, and her shop provides exhibition space for artists and other craftspeople. Martina is a fearless businesswoman who is very passionate about her work and who thoroughly enjoys her working environment.