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Collect returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery. Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, and provides an opportunity to discover and invest in exceptional work produced in the last five years by living artists, much of which is made exclusively for the Fair.
Dates: 28 February - 3 March 2019
Gráinne Maher, Elin Johnston, Rachel Fitzpatrick - three leading, local women designers showcase their latest creations inspired by linen.
Dates: 9 - 18 April 2019.
Stephen Dow - Pym ExhibitionExhibitions
Stephen Dow's exhibition 'Pym' features a series of works inspired by architect Francis Pym’s 1971 Brutalist extension to the Ulster Museum.
Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life WorkshopWorkshops
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Modelling The Head In Clay - From Life Workshop
Date: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019
Old Bleach Artefacts & ScreeningExhibitions
Join Randalstown Arches Association for a community exhibition made up of donations from local residents of Old Bleach Linens and related artefacts alongside a screening of archive footage from NI Screen.
Surface Matters PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019-2020Exhibitions
Surface Matters, an exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20.
Exhibition opening: Thursday, 21 February - Sunday 19 May 2019
Sterling Silver Beading WorkshopWorkshops
Learn how to make a beaded bracelet with the Creative Director of Fred Loves Ginger. Whatever your experience, you will leave with new skills and a finished piece of sterling silver jewellery.
Date: Sunday, 3 March
Enamelling and Painted Enamel Short CourseWorkshops
This is a rare opportunity to be taught enamelling by two of Europe’s finest enamellers Jane Short and Gillie Hoyte Byrom. This two-day workshop will teach you about many different enamelling techniques such as cloisonné, champlevé, Basse-taille and painting and miniaturist enamels.
Date: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019
Pottery Classes | LoafWorkshops
Throw a pot on the wheel - Open day once a month.
Cost: £25Date: Friday, 22 February 2019Friday, 29 March 2019
Glassblowing Workshops at Leitrim Sculpture CentreWorkshops
A series of hands-on glassblowing workshops for both beginners and improvers learning how to shape and control hot glass. Further skills courses cover hot glass casting into Zircar moulds and sand casting.
Various Dates starting from Saturday 23rd February 2019 and throughout the month of March
The Fine and Dandy Mother's Day MarketFairs
The Fine & Dandy Market, founded in May 2013, is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftspeople and food producers.
Date: Saturday, 30 March
Face Value ExhibitionExhibitions
'Face Value', an exhibition of work by Anna Donovan and Lenka Davidikova.
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 28 February, 7-9pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 29 February -Saturday, 23 March 2019
North Down Craft Collective Valentine MarketFairs
An opportunity to buy unique handmade gifts, see an array of beautiful craft and meet the makers.
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Decorate a Bunny with Textile Artist Nigel CheneyWorkshops
Textile artist Nigel Cheney will demonstrate a variety of hand stitch and embellishment techniques.
Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Arm Knit a Blanket WorkshopWorkshops
Learn how to arm knit yourself a super stylish blanket.
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Sculptural Jewellery Workshop with Rachel FitzpatrickWorkshops
Create a sculptural jewellery piece by using various textile techniques.
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019
Millinery Workshop with Grainne MaherWorkshops
Design and make a feather and sinamay headpiece for yourself to wear at an upcoming wedding or day at the races!
Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Blurring the Edge ExhibitionExhibitions
Blurring the Edge: a new exhibition exploring the boundaries of what ceramic art can be.
Opening event at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Thursday 7th February, 7.30 pm – 9 pm.
Gallery talk by ceramist Alex Scott at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Thursday 14 February, 3 pm to 4 pm.
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, County Derry: Friday 8th February – Saturday 23rd March 2019.
The Hunt Museum, Limerick: Friday 23rd November 2018 – Sunday 20th January 1919.
Monoprintwith textures, stencils and mixed media to create a small edition of prints. Explore methods and ideas in this one day workshop.
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Workshop: Make a Vintage Summer SkirtWorkshops
Jude of Petite Jou Jou will teach you how to measure for a waistline fit, create a pattern custom to your measurements, cut your fabric, French seams, pockets and how to gather. Come along to acquire a fantastic set of new skills and leave with a unique made to measure skirt.
Date and Time: Saturday, 30 March 2019, 10am - 4pm.