Launch of Message in a Bottle Collection

Well known Cork ladies Siobhain Steele and Mai Manning are this week celebrating the launch of their new keepsake ceramic giftware, Message in a Bottle.

Each bottle comes beautifully presented in a gift box with a scroll to write a personal message which can be placed inside the bottle and kept as a treasured keepsake until the ‘to open’ date.  A message that lasts, isn’t that refreshing?!

One of the bespoke bottles in the collection, nostalgically titled First Day at Big School, offers the opportunity to capture those treasured emotions of sending that special little one in your life off to ‘Big School’ and has generated huge interest since it was launched.

Message in a Bottle is an Irish handmade product with each piece individually designed and carefully crafted by ceramic artist Siobhain Steele in her North Cork Studio.  Siobhain is well known within the Irish craft industry for her unique pieces which evoke a sense of simplicity and connection.

Mai Manning, a Cork entrepreneur, is the vision behind the Message in a Bottle journey. Explaining the concept, Mai says: “First Day at Big School offers the opportunity to gift a more personal and lasting keepsake.  In this digital age there is something refreshing about taking pen to paper and leaving a lasting mark for the little one in your life to look back on.”

Mai and Siobhain will launch further bottles to the range in the coming months to commemorate milestones right up to starting ‘Big School’.  “The idea of Message in a Bottle is to offer the opportunity to build a unique collection of keepsake bottles that can be added to over the years” says Mai.

The Message in a Bottle collection is available to buy online at or in Cork Craft & Design Centre, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork.  Prices start at €29.50.

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