News

  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    24-Jan-2017
    NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017 Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
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  • Craft NI Selects Eight Makers for Showcase 2017

    09-Nov-2016
    Craft NI Selects Eight Makers for Showcase 2017 As part of Craft NI's Export Development Training programme, eight designer-makers have been chosen to attend Showcase 2017 to present their work as part of the Craft NI Group Stand. We'd like to congratulate the makers for their hard work in preparation for the show, and wish them the very best of luck!
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  • Craft NI hosts another successful placement with Queen’s University MA Student Meadhbh McIlgorm

    05-Dec-2016
    Craft NI hosts another successful placement with Queen’s University MA Student Meadhbh McIlgorm Craft NI were delighted once again this year to host a student placement through the Queen’s University MA in Arts Management. Meadhbh McIlgorm undertook her placement with us from March – July 2017, a research study placement looking at Audience Development opportunities for Craft NI and the craft industry in Northern Ireland.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • 2017 RDS Craft Awards Open

    20-Mar-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    2017 RDS Craft Awards Open The annual RDS Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. Established in 1968, the Awards follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century. There is a prize fund of over €30,000 this year and online applications close on 14 June.
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  • Call: MADE London 2017

    19-Oct-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: MADE London 2017 MADE LONDON are looking for applications from designer makers across all media in the applied arts. Apply by 7 April.
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  • Call: Mill Cove Sculpture Garden Exhibition 2017

    1-May-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Mill Cove Sculpture Garden Exhibition 2017 The Mill Cove Sculpture Gardens are part of the Mill Cove Gallery, located on the Beara Peninsula. They are now calling for makers to submit for their Sculpture Garden Exhibition. Apply by 14 April.
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Events

  • Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay

    - Exhibitions
    Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay will open on the 31st March, at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. The Sodeisha or ‘Crawling through Mud Association’ aimed to reject traditional historical precedents in the then Kyoto-based ceramic industry.
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  • Hey Clay! @ Flowerfield Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Hey Clay! @ Flowerfield Arts Centre Come along to Flowerfield Arts Centre on 7 April to celebrate Hey Clay! with some “wheelly” ripping fun. Have a go and throw some clay down on the potter’s wheel with potters Lorna, Malcolm and Adam on hand to help you make some shapes - absolutely no experience needed. 
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  • Womenfolk: A Celebration of Women in Design

    - Talks
    Womenfolk: A Celebration of Women in Design This special talk and forum in Belfast and Derry will focus on celebrating women in Design and how collectively we can celebrate and promote aspiring, emerging and established female designers. Taking place 31 March.
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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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