• 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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  • Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    - Workshops
    Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    Three Game Of Thrones themes workshops on Blade-smithing, Pottery and jewellery at The National, Belfast.

    Date: 28 July 2019 


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  • Adi Toch Lecture

    - Talks
    Adi Toch Lecture

    Lecture by international metal artist Adi Toch followed by Blushing Metals “have a go” session

    Friday 14 June 2019,  - 3

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  • Frame Weaving in the Mournes Workshop

    - Workshops
    Frame Weaving in the Mournes Workshop

    Learn the fun, interactive and therapeutic craft of modern frame weaving. This workshop is aimed at beginner level, those interested in weaving and wanting to know where to start.

     Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019


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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop


    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

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  • CRAFT NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    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

    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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