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Online Craft ForumCommunity
The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!
Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am
Basketry Festival 2020Exhibitions
The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.
May 8th, 9th and 10th 2020
Macrame Kokedama WorkshopWorkshops
Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, an experience horticulturist and macrame maker, this workshop combines basic macrame skills with Kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.
4th May 2020
CANCELLED: Lin Cheung Lecture - Ulster University BelfastTalks
We regret that this event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns.
Lecture and handling session with jewellery artist, Lin Cheung at the Belfast School of Art.
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:30pm.
'Obvious' Exhibition at R-Space GalleryExhibitions
‘Obvious’ runs from 28 March - 24 March 2020 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn)
Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm
Preview: Saturday 28 March 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome
Made With Love Craft VillageFairs,Workshops
This is the first craft village of 2020 held at Brownlow House, Lurgan with over 25 craft and food stalls showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople. Admission is free and as well as stalls there are live demonstrations, a children’s craft workshop table and a host of great ‘make and take’ adult craft workshops such as, mini decoupage, flower making and card making.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 11am to 3.30pm
Mud Ireland Pottery Studio - Official OpeningOpen Studios
You are warmly invited to attend the official opening of the new Mud Ireland Pottery Studio located within Portadown Wellness Centre.
There will be a champagne reception and finger buffet as well as an opportunity to shop and be the first to view the brand new Mud Ireland “Nimbus” Collection.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12noon.
DCCI Skills Courses | Open DayTalks,Open Studios
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 ExhibitionExhibitions
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 PartyCommunity
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 AskinExhibitions
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 LectureTalks
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 EventWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 DownWorkshops
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