News

  • August Craft Month 2017

    17-Apr-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you!
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  • Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek

    15-Jun-2017
    Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek Having secured a year-long placement with Belleek through Craft NI's 'making it' Programme, Wendy Ward has launched a retail collection with the renowned Pottery. Wendy is the first person in the company’s 160 year history to have their own range launched under the Belleek brand. Craft NI would like to wish Wendy the best of luck!
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  • Glenda Hawkes Wins 2017 Craft In Business Award

    08-Jun-2017
    Glenda Hawkes Wins 2017 Craft In Business Award Craft NI, in partnership with Belleek Pottery, is pleased to announce that Textiles graduate Glenda Hawkes has won the prestigious 2017 Craft in Business Award, for her striking, innovative, and commercially viable knitwear products. Congratulations Glenda!
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017

    16-Dec-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017 The Bristol Artisan is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues. They are holding a second event for 50 Designer Makers at Arnolfini on Bristol Harbourside - just in time for Christmas. Apply by 30th July.
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  • Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017

    10-Nov-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017 The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair showcases high quality Irish craft and design in the beautiful setting of the gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. Apply by July 30th.
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  • Call: Exhibitions @ Ards Arts Centre

    13-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Exhibitions @ Ards Arts Centre Ards and North Down Borough Council invite professional artists, recent graduates, arts organisations and community groups to apply to exhibit their artwork at Ards Arts Centre. Slots are available in both galleries from February 2018 onwards, but the application deadline is 10 July 2017.
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Events

  • making it 2015-17 First Exhibitions

    - Exhibitions
    making it 2015-17 First Exhibitions As part of Belfast Design Week, Craft NI presents work by the eight designer-makers on the making it 2015 – 2017 programme in Craft NI’s Resource Space during Late Night Art, 5th November, 6-8pm. 'Okto' a group exhibition of 15-17 participants takes place at Ards Arts Centre (10 Dec 2015 - 23 Jan 2016).

     

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  • Open Studios and Craft Locations in Northern Ireland

    - Open Studios
    Open Studios and Craft Locations in Northern Ireland

    Visit Craft NI's online craft map of makers, craft studios and outlets in Northern Ireland. Design your own craft trail, meet makers living and working in Northern Ireland, find and experience high quality Northern Irish craft.

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  • Danann Crafts Creative Hub

    - Workshops
    Danann Crafts Creative Hub

    Danann Crafts is an online and hub-based intiative which promotes and sells Irish art and craft. Check out their craft events programme run from the Danann Craft Creative Hub, 52 William Street, Lurgan.

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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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