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  • Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    Artist, Illustrator and animator Corrina Askin was awarded our first Springhall Artist in Residence in June 2019, made possible by the kind bequeath of John Onslow Springhall. 

    This exhibition demonstrates Corrina’s artistic work undertaken, including ceramics, digital drawing, illustration and glass making, as well as community engagement. Dreamer’s Space includes a free publication which illustrates and guides you on the Dreamer’s Space trail throughout the venue and park – please feel free to explore the Dreamer’s Space trail, which will lift the hearts and imaginations of young and old alike.

    Dates: 17 January - 15 February 2020.

  • James Rigler Lecture

    James Rigler Lecture

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland are delighted to announce its Spring lecture by ceramic artist, James Rigler, at Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre in Belfast.

    Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2pm-4pm 

  • The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    Five different taster workshops available for groups of five lasting 30 minutes each. There will be lots of opportunities for tea, cake and engagement with the makers.

    Date: Saturday 21st March Time: 11am - 3pm (light refreshments and all materials included)

  • Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    Make and decorate your own terracotta serving platter with maker Jemma Millen Ceramics just in time for al fresco dining this summer up in the GOOD ROOM of Bullitt, Belfast

    Date: Sunday 17th May 2020

  • Mad March Hare Wire Sculpture Workshop

    Mad March Hare Wire Sculpture Workshop

    Sign up for a Wire Sculpture workshop in Bullitt Belfast sculpting your own wire Mourne Hare to keep or to give as a present with fine artist Julie Murphy

    Date: Sunday, 29 March 2020

  • Belfast's Great Pottery Throw Down

    Belfast's Great Pottery Throw Down

    Sign up for Belfast's first Great Pottery Throw Down here at Baltic's Pottery Barn at Bullitt Belfast for a mini Throw down day with Master Potter David McComiskey 

    Throw some pots on the wheels and move on to pulling handles and other such pottery techniques to see who wins the coveted Belfast Master of the Wheel Title and YES beer is allowed!

    Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020


  • Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, this workshop will teach you how to make a beautiful macramé hanger and add more plants to your home!

    Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020 

  • Generation Exhibition - National Design and Craft Gallery

    Generation Exhibition - National Design and Craft Gallery

    This exhibition invites us to consider the unique perspective of a group of Irish based designer-makers who are custodians of a familial tradition of making and creativity, continuing and/or reinventing the work begun by previous generations of their family.

    Dates:12 March 2020 - 21 June 2020 

  • Showcase Ireland 2020

    Showcase Ireland 2020

    Showcase: The International craft, gift, fashion & interiors fair at the RDS, Dublin
    Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo is now the foremost place for retailers to discover unique, design-led fashion and knitwear, jewellery, craft, gift and interiors. Your chance to explore the best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent.

    Presented by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, visit the Design Ireland area to see the very best products, designed and made in Ireland as selected by an independent jury of retailers from Ireland and overseas.

    Dates: 19 - 22 January 2020

  • Horizon Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    Horizon Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    Horizon - new work by Sharon Adams at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.

    Preview: Saturday 11 January 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome

    Exhibition Dates: 11 January 2020 - 7 February 2020

    Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm

  • Ceramic Jewellery Workshop

    Ceramic Jewellery Workshop

    Mourne Creative invite you to kick start your New Year by re-introducing yourself to the world of craft, by creating your own unique handcrafted ceramic jewellery from porcelain for yourself or as a gift to someone special! The Workshop will be facilitated by artist Steph Harrison from Deckle Blue, with expert knowledge on the qualities of porcelain and how it lends itself to jewellery design.

    Date and Time: Sunday 26th Jan 2020, 12-3pm.

  • Upholstery Workshop

    Upholstery Workshop

    Would you like to learn a new skill for the upcoming new year? The talented Nicola Parkes Upholstery is running upholstery classes on Monday's and Thursday's during term time from 10.00am - 14.00pm. (13th Jan- 14th Dec 2020).

  • Open Weaving Workshop and Sample Sale

    Open Weaving Workshop and Sample Sale

    Mourne Textiles invite you to experience the meticulous craft of weaving, enjoy a tour of looms and take a look through the current home ware collection, samples and end of line pieces.

    Date and Time: Monday – Friday, 10- 4pm until Friday 20 December.

  • Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

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    Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

    N. Rollinson hosts a festive Christmas event, the perfect opportunity if you're searching for a special gift or if you'd like to get into the Christmas spirit with a mulled wine & mince pie.

    Date and Time: Saturday 14 December, 2019, 2-8pm.

  • The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    The Imaginarium presents a winter wonderland Christmas market, full of talented artists & craft makers, showcasing and selling their original work at the Old Mill, Newry.


    Date and Time: Sunday 8 December, 11:30 - 4:30pm.


  • Lampshade Making Workshop

    Lampshade Making Workshop

    Hosted by the talented Nicola Parkes, this afternoon lampshade making workshop allows you to walk away with a completed lampshade, covered in your choice of fabric. With a choice of lampshades on offer, all you need to bring is yourself and a fabric of your choice.

    Date and Time: Saturday 25 January 2020, 1- 3:30pm

  • Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair 4-8th December 2019

    Gifted - The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair 4-8th December 2019

    Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium, RDS, Dublin. Whether you are a confirmed shopaholic or completely phobic about shopping, the annual National Crafts & Design Fair, is just the place for you.

    Dates: Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 December 2019

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    Studio Oudizo is hosting a creative afternoon at The LAB, Dublin learning the basics of modern calligraphy. Whether you're planning to address invitation envelopes, add something extra to your thank you cards, or just looking to learn a new hobby or skill, this beginner calligraphy class is for you!

    Date & Time: Saturday 21 December, 11:00-1:30 pm

  • Felted Lace Scarf Workshop

    Felted Lace Scarf Workshop

    The ISLAND Arts Centre is hosting a Felted Lace Scarf Workshop, with the talented designer and maker Jacki Sleator.

    Date and Time: Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am. Booking is advised.

  • ​Surface Matters: Design & Crafts Council Ireland's Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020

    ​Surface Matters: Design & Crafts Council Ireland's Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020

    The Surface Matters exhibition, the Design & Craft Council Ireland's PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019 - 2020, opens on November 21 at 6.30pm in the National Design & Craft Gallery.

    Date: 21 November 2019 - 24 February 2020.