News

  • Cara Murphy Wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    26-Oct-2016
    Cara Murphy Wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Cara Murphy, local silversmith and designer, has been announced as the latest recipient of the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award. Craft NI would like to congratulate Cara on winning, we couldn't be more thrilled for you!
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  • The Perfect Gift This Winter 2016

    20-Oct-2016
    The Perfect Gift This Winter 2016 It's nearly that time of year again, and whether you are looking for gift ideas, decorative items for your home, or maybe would like to make your own, let Craft NI direct you to where you can find those perfect one-of-a-kind, locally designed and handmade items and their makers.
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  • UK Craft Alliance Meets in NI

    17-Oct-2016
    UK Craft Alliance Meets in NI Having recently completed a successful and fruitful trip to NI, Craft Northern Ireland would like to thank the Crafts Council, Craft Scotland, and DCCOI, for visiting.
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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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