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

  • The London Artisan Accepting Applications

    11-Mar-2017 - Calls for Makers
    The London Artisan Accepting Applications The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London. A collaborative project between Designers/Makers and The Old Truman Brewery, The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. Apply by 18 March to showcase and sell your work.
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  • Call: British Ceramics Biennial – AWARD 2017

    23-Sep-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: British Ceramics Biennial – AWARD 2017 Following the success of AWARD in 2015 the exhibition will again be situated in the China Hall on the former Spode factory site, where it will be presented as the centre-piece of the British Ceramics Biennial, taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 23 September to 5 November 2017. Apply by 6pm, 6 March, 2017.
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  • Call: Handmade in Britain 2017

    10-Nov-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Handmade in Britain 2017 For the past decade, Handmade in Britain’s Chelsea shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events for designer makers in UK. This three day showcase sees the industry’s biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer-makers Applications for Handmade In Britain 2017 are invited any time before 28th April 2017. Selection will be announced by the selection committee in May.
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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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