The Rusty Compass – Coastal Creations was set up in 2020 by Sinead Kierans. 2020 was a year to forget for most but with every dark cloud there is a silver lining. The lock down gave Sinead the opportunity to pursue her passion for all things nautical and all things art. Living by the sea in Clogherhead, Co. Louth, Ireland gives daily inspiration to allow Sinead to create wonderful art pieces and collections. Her husband Damien also helps by turning pieces of old pallet wood and timber collected from the coast around Clogherhead and Port Oriel into beautiful and original canvasses that are unique to The Rusty Compass.
We are passionate about the environment at The Rusty Compass and try to create wonderful art pieces from marine waste. We comb the beach and harbour to collect and up-cycle whatever materials we can whether it be rope, old pallets or rusty chains that would be normally destined for landfill.