• Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Launch of Another Économusée

    Launch of Another Économusée

    Hot Milk Forge is now the eighth Économusée in the UK.  It is an initiative of Eamonn Higgins.  Eamonn was a participant on the Craft Northern Ireland Making It Programme 2011 to 2013.

    There are currently eight Économusée workshops in Northern Ireland.  Five are food based.  The other three are Craft based and in County Antrim.  Steensons Jewellers in Glenarm, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown.

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  • Craft Forum 2019: Agenda

    Craft Forum 2019: Agenda

    Thank you to everyone who registered for the Craft Forum on Tuesday, 11 June 2019. 


    The Forum is an event aiming to bring together makers and those with an interest in the Craft sector in Northern Ireland to provide feedback on Craft NI's plans and programmes. It will also give us an opportunity to share experiences, network and to identify opportunities and areas for development for the Craft sector in Northern Ireland.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • The London Artisan / Brixton

    04-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    The London Artisan / Brixton

    The London Artisan is heading South of the river to the ever popular Brixton Village! 

    The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping.

    Deadline to Apply: 1st July

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  • Top Drawer London Call for Entries

    8-Aug-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Top Drawer London Call for Entries

    Craft Fair to present your work to buyers from museum shops and concept stores to department stores including:  The Design Museum, Selfridges, Tate, British Museum, Heals, Liberty, Harrods and more

    Deadline has been extended to: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 


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  • Creative Livelihoods

    11-Jun-2019 - Seminars
    Creative Livelihoods

    The Value of Craft in Communities - Seminar | 11 June 2019 | 13.30 - 14.00 Registration | 14.00 - 17.15 Seminar

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  • Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

    - Workshops
    Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

    Learn the traditional craft of Blackwork embroidery.

    This is an ideal course for beginners and more advanced embroiderers, looking to gain new techniques and inspiration.

    Date: Saturday 27 July, 11am – 4pm


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  • Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

    - Fairs
    Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

    A Festival of Colour, Creativity and Craft celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with textiles.

    Date: Saturday, 31 August and Sunday, 1 September 2019

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  • 3D Embroidery Workshop

    - Workshops
    3D Embroidery Workshop

    Learn all the techniques you need to design and create your own embroidery sculpture with textile artist Emma Whitehead and the Down Arts Centre.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May at 10am-4pm

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019


    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity


    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration


    CRAFT NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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