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

  • Searching for Craft Workshops?

    - Workshops
    Searching for Craft Workshops?

    Would you like to take up, or improve on your craft skills? Local authority arts centres and other cultural venues across Northern Ireland often run workshop programmes giving members of the public the opportunity to work with established makers during term time. Online search facilities, like Art Take Part, can help you to find what you are looking for.

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  • PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016

    - Exhibitions
    PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016

    PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection is a biennial publication from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Featured makers are selected for achieving excellence in craftsmanship by comparative international standards. The 2015 -2016 edition includes recognised NI-based makers Cara Murphy, Karl Harron, Michael McCrory and Stuart Cairns.

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  • New Direction for Craft NI’s Exhibition Space Launched.

    - Exhibitions
    New Direction for Craft NI’s Exhibition Space Launched.

    Just launched the new resource space at Craft NI - includes exhibition pieces from the Arts Council NI collection and 'making it' programme participants. It also offers visitors the opportunity to browse through Craft NI's holdings of magazines, journals, catalogues and more. The space is open during Craft NI hours of business.

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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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