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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  • 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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  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    24-Jan-2017
    NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017 Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: International Triennial of Silicate Arts

    6-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: International Triennial of Silicate Arts Applications are now open for the 2017 International Triennial of Silicate Arts. The theme for the 2017 Triennial is "BALANCE". The organisers expect artists to use the given theme with complete freedom and innovation. Apply by May 30th.
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  • Appointment of a Chairperson to the Board of Craft NI

    11-Nov-2016 -
    Appointment of a Chairperson to the Board of Craft NI Craft NI is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to its Board. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland. Apply by 4pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017.
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  • Call: Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize

    4-Oct-2016 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize will be judged by a panel comprising the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells, Janice Blackburn, Curator of Contemporary Arts and Crafts at Sotheby’s, ceramics patron Maylis Grand and collector Preston Fitzgerald. A main Ceramics Prize of £1,500 and a Highly Commended Prize of £500 will be awarded. Apply by 28 February.
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Events

  • 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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  • Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre There some fantastic upcoming craft events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre, taking in two exhibitions and a special workshop.
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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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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    19-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics)

    16-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg With less than a week to go 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 Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) tell us about her work, process, and more.
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