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

  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    3-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
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  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    8-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
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  • 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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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

  • 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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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    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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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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