News

  • August Craft Month 2017 Event Call

    31-Jan-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Event Call August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We are now calling for listings of all craft-related events taking place in August 2017! We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! 
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  • KL Design Ireland Reveals Collection for Heals, London

    19-Mar-2017
    KL Design Ireland Reveals Collection for Heals, London NI designer-maker Katie Larmour's KL Design Ireland has recently launched an exclusive collaborative collection with the renowned Heals of London. The textile designer is featured on the Craft NI Directory, and her work is certified by the Irish Linen Guild.
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  • Staff Changes at Craft NI

    15-Feb-2017
    Staff Changes at Craft NI Craft NI is delighted to report that Rhiannon Ewing-James, Project Officer for Craft NI since August 2016, has been appointed the new Creative Producer at British Ceramics Biennial. However this sadly means she is no longer Project Officer for Craft NI, but we're thrilled to announce that Meadhbh McIlgorm has joined Craft NI to take up the role.
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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

  • Craft @ Creativity Month – Week 3 & 4

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Open Studios
    Craft @ Creativity Month – Week 3 & 4 During the March month-long celebration of all things creative here in NI, there is much to be excited about for those with a particular interest in Craft & Design. Have a look at the listings and find out how you can get involved.
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  • Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival There are a number of fab-looking craft & design orientated events taking place during the remainder of the NI Science Festival. Why not get involved and learn something and have fun!
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  • Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson

    - Talks
    Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson Join Craft NI & the Ulster Museum for an illuminating series of free talks on Japanese Pottery by Mike Robinson, former Head of Applied Arts at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and an expert in Irish contemporary glass & ceramics. Begins 8 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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