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  • DCCI Skills Courses | Open Day

    Talks,Open Studios
    DCCI Skills Courses | Open Day

    The DCCI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course and Ceramics Skills & Design Course will hold their annual Open Day on Wednesday 26th February 2020.

  • The Life of Objects Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    The Life of Objects Exhibition

    The life of objects explores the processes of print on abandoned and forgotten materials giving them new life. The common connection for this collection is memory, materialism history and the onetime consuming labour of craft-not at least the folding of hankies the once norm for every day.

    Dates: 6 March – 18 April 2020

  • Observation and Making in Place Workshop

    Workshops
    Observation and Making in Place Workshop

    Observation and Making in Place is a workshop for people who want to directly experience working creatively with fire and glass and with daily access to the nearby rugged beauty of the North Antrim Coast landscape. The combination of the studio facility and the North Antrim Coast will be a magnificent resource for the workshop.

    Dates between: 1- 5 September 2020. 

  • Beginning with Boro Workshop

    Workshops
    Beginning with Boro Workshop

    Beginning with Boro is a one day taster class designed for people who want to learn methods and techniques of Flameworking at a bench torch with Borosilicate glass.

    Dates: 1 - 5 September 2020.

  • Crystals of Tomorrow Workshop

    Workshops
    Crystals of Tomorrow Workshop

    The Crystals of Tomorrow workshop is for people who want to directly experience flameworking glass with the remarkably talented and skilled American artist 2-Stroke, within the world- renowned scenery of the North Antrim Coast. This spectacular location, as backdrop to the Crystals of Tomorrow workshop, will offer the opportunity to learn from the breadth of 2-Stroke’s technical competence, with direct reference to native Irish minerals, along with insightful and constructive guidance for each individual.

    Dates: 26 - 30 May 2020

  • From Flame to Fuse Workshop

    Workshops
    From Flame to Fuse Workshop

    From Flame to Fuse is a two day class designed for people who want to learn methods and techniques of Flameworking glass, specifically for including into kiln formed glass. Using Bullseye glass, the class will cover how to break down sheet glass to make rods and stringers that can be further manipulated in the flame. Over two days, participants will have the opportunity to learn simple flame working skills under the guidance of Andrea Spencer which will allow them to experimentally play, practice and construct with glass.

    Dates: Saturday, 4 April - Sunday, 5 April 2020.

  • The Very Late Makers Christmas Party

    Community
    The Very Late Makers Christmas Party

    All Welcome! Let's meet up for the very late makers Christmas party at Sunflower Bar, Belfast.

    Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020, 7pm - late

     

  • Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    Exhibitions
    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

    Talks
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Exhibitions
    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

    Fairs
    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

    Exhibitions
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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

    Workshops
    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.