News

  • Thank You and Good Luck to Sharyn McMaster

    10-May-2016
    Thank You and Good Luck to Sharyn McMaster Craft NI is sorry to bid goodbye to Project Support Officer Sharyn McMaster, who has worked with Craft NI for the last year and a half. The Craft NI Board and Staff would like to thank her for her significant contribution to the work of Craft NI and the craft sector, and wish her every success in her new post at Audiences NI and all future endeavours.
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  • NI Makers Amongst 2016 Etsy Awards Finalists

    25-May-2016
    NI Makers Amongst 2016 Etsy Awards Finalists With the 60 finalists announced for the 2016 Etsy Awards, Craft NI would like to congratulate NI makers Katie Brown & Rebecca Killen on being shortlisted. We're sure that they'll do well amongst a wealth of fabulous work.
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  • Alison Lowry & Sinéad Brennan Selected For Curated Portion of European Glass Context 2016

    19-May-2016
    Alison Lowry & Sinéad Brennan Selected For Curated Portion of European Glass Context 2016 Exciting news comes as Alison Lowry, as well as Sinéad Brennan, have been chosen for the curated portion of European Glass Context 2016, at Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark. Craft NI would like to wish Alison and Sinead the best of luck for the exhibition.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: Selling Opportunity at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

    09-May-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Selling Opportunity at Seamus Heaney HomePlace Craft NI are excited to work in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council for their brand new craft retail offering at the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We're encouraging makers to apply to be a part of this fantastic initiative. Please apply by 4pm, Monday, June 6th.
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  • RDS Craft Awards 2016: Call for Entries

    14-Mar-2016 - Awards & Competitions
    RDS Craft Awards 2016: Call for Entries The 2016 RDS Craft Awards are open for entries from March 14th. With over €30,000 in awards and prizes, the RDS Craft Awards is an open platform for Irish craftspeople to have their work assessed by an independent judging panel of Irish and international craft experts. The deadline for entries is June 8th 2016.
     
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  • Call: Limited availability for the debut of CRAFT at Top Drawer

    11-Sep-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Limited availability for the debut of CRAFT at Top Drawer The launch of Top Drawer | Craft this September introduces leading designer-makers and professional retailers, galleries and museums as they make their final buying decisions for the year. The deadline for applications is May 31st.
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Events

  • BCTF @ The Old Truman Brewery, London

    - Fairs
    BCTF @ The Old Truman Brewery, London The British Craft Trade Fair, which generally operates in Harrogate, have launched a new arm set to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in London's East End. BCTF London will run from September 11th - 13th 2016.
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  • Craft NI Business Development Programme 15-16 Module 6

    - Workshops
    Craft NI Business Development Programme 15-16 Module 6 Booking is now open for the Module 6 (Being a Creative Business) of Craft NI's Business Development Programme 2015-16. It takes place on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00 at the Fashion & Textile Design Centre, Derry, and features guest speaker Emily Jo Gibbs.
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  • Upcoming Events at Danann Crafts

    - Fairs
    Upcoming Events at Danann Crafts There are a number of upcoming craft-orientated segments spearheaded by Lurgan's Danann Crafts, at the River to Lough Festival, and Lurgan Festival in July, as well as festivals in August and September. There are also opportunities for makers to get involved with these events.
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Programmes

  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Deirdre O'Callaghan

    05-Apr-2016
    dfdgdfg For the last of our maker interviews ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we speak to Deirdre O'Callaghan about her work, the prcess behind it and her plans for the future. It's taking place this weekend, April 10-12, at Harrogate, Yorkshire.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen & Rory Shearer

    29-Mar-2016
    dfdgdfg Our penultimate maker interview ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair is a double feature of sorts, as we chat to Helen and Rory Shearer about their work, process and what the rest of the year holds.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Ghost and Bonesetter

    22-Mar-2016
    dfdgdfg As we edge nearer to the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we continue our Export Profile interviews with the eight NI makers attending with Craft NI. The latest to answer our probes is Karen Daye-Hutchinson of Ghost and Bonesetter, who tells us about her process, her work, and plans for the future.
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