• Michael Rice selected as finalist in the TCB 2020

    Michael Rice selected as finalist in the TCB 2020

    Ceramicist, Michael Rice, has been selected as the only Irish finalist in the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2020. 

    Michael Rice is and Irish designer maker currently based in Dubai. He specialises in ceramics and is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smoke and Saggar firing; his work is also is concerned with surface, texture, natural geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

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  • We are moving!

    We are moving!


    We are pleased to announce that we are moving to new premises to  115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF 

    Please note; we will be CLOSED from 19 to 29 September 2019 and will OPEN again in our new space on Monday, 30 September 2019. 
    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forwards to welcoming you in our new space!
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  • CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    Buy, See, Engage...

    Take a look at our digital campaign promoting all the excellent craft makers, retailers and galleries across Northern Ireland!

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Opportunities for Makers

  • North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    13-Sep-2019 - Calls for Makers
    North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    The second North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.30am - 5.00pm.

    Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair. £75 per table.

    Deadline: Friday, 20 September

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  • The Artist's Commission

    12-Sep-2019 - Commissions
    The Artist's Commission

    Artists based in Northern Ireland are invited to tender for the commission of the Awards pieces to be presented at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards in January 2020.

    Deadline 25 October 2019

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  • The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live for 2020

    11-Sep-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live for 2020

    Funding for artists working in all forms of visual, craft and applied arts

    Deadline: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 5pm

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  • Linen Lab Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Linen Lab Exhibition

    The FE McWilliam Gallery  and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough present ‘Linen Lab’, a dynamic new exhibition which is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists; Rachel  Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

    Linen Lab, will be on show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery from 12 October to 9 November 2019.

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  • South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    - Fairs
    South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    South Down Craft Collective returns to The Market House, Ballynahinch, with their usual line up of quality artists, makers and food producers. Treat yourself to something special and unique or even start your Christmas shopping!

    Tasty refreshments available.

    Free entry with plenty of nearby parking.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10am - 3pm

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  • Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    - Talks
    Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland Winter Lecture Series Presents: 

    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen 

    Ceramic artist, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, will discuss her practice and influences whilst providing a unique insight into her working methods.

    Date and Time: Tuesday,  21 January 2020,  2-4pm. 

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  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey


    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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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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