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

  • Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay

    - Exhibitions
    Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay will open on the 31st March, at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. The Sodeisha or ‘Crawling through Mud Association’ aimed to reject traditional historical precedents in the then Kyoto-based ceramic industry.
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  • Hey Clay! @ Flowerfield Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Hey Clay! @ Flowerfield Arts Centre Come along to Flowerfield Arts Centre on 7 April to celebrate Hey Clay! with some “wheelly” ripping fun. Have a go and throw some clay down on the potter’s wheel with potters Lorna, Malcolm and Adam on hand to help you make some shapes - absolutely no experience needed. 
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  • Womenfolk: A Celebration of Women in Design

    - Talks
    Womenfolk: A Celebration of Women in Design This special talk and forum in Belfast and Derry will focus on celebrating women in Design and how collectively we can celebrate and promote aspiring, emerging and established female designers. Taking place 31 March.
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Programmes

  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics

    03-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg As we get closer to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees ceramicist Claire Newell tell us about her work, process, and more.
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