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About Us

Welcome to Outcrop.

Our aim is to design and make high quality art for your home from beautiful natural materials

We are a small business run by husband and wife team, Aran and Maeve Pudney. Until now most of our focus has been on our popular custom made art maps. We do have some other collections in the pipeline which we hope to add to our website later in the year.  

When we started our own business in New Zealand a few years ago, the goal was always to make something really good that would not end up in landfill a few months later. Now that we are back in Ireland, that commitment to the environment is as strong as ever and is the driving force behind everything we make. Want to find out more? Pop down to our workshop at Branley's Yard. 

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Want to see our range of artmaps for yourself? Pop by our workshop at Branleys Yard in Rathcormac, Sligo if you are in the area. 

We will be opening June 5, along with the Branleys Yard market.

Meet The Makers


Maeve looks after the business side of things, as well as all things marketing and the website. She loves a new challenge and the flexibility of being her own boss. You will also find her getting her hands dirty painting our signature blue stain in the workshop.   

Her favourite place is in the world is North Sligo, with its sandy beaches and towering mountains. We are now lucky enough to see Benbulben out of our window, but a reminder of her other favourite place where we used to live, Lyall Bay is proudly displayed in our kitchen.

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Aran is the creative force behind all our designs. A designer by trade, his background in mass production has allowed us to develop ways to both design and make our artworks in Ireland with much of the focus spent on the finishing process to achieve the high quality result we are known for. 


His favourite place in the world is The Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand where his family had a holiday house and all his summers were spent growing up. A medium size map of The Marlborough Sounds hangs in his sitting room, complete with the local nicknames for all his favourite hangouts.