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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
Macrame Plant Hanger WorkshopWorkshops
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 GalleryExhibitions
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 2020Fairs
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 GalleryExhibitions
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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.
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 SaleWorkshops
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.