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  • Heritage Crafts at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Autumn Programme

    Workshops
    Heritage Crafts at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Autumn Programme

    The Heritage Crafts Programme 2018-2019 begins with the Autumn programme. The range of adult classes take inspiration from the seasons of the year, local customs and the Collections at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. 

    Programme launch Sunday 23rd September 10.00 -14.00

  • Upcoming Workshops at Mourne Creative

    Workshops
    Upcoming Workshops at Mourne Creative

    Upcoming workshops at Mourne Creative:

    Denim and Linen Pouch Workshop - 29 September 2018

    Hand Thrown Pottery Workshop - 6 October 2018

    Blacksmithing Workshop - 30 September and 7 October 2018

    Tapestry Weaving Workshop - 10 November 2018

    Woven Hare Workshop - 11 November 2018

    Christmas Woven Wreath Workshop - 16 December 2018

  • Homo Faber Exhibition in Venice

    Exhibitions
    Homo Faber Exhibition in Venice

    Significant Irish design and craft presence at cultural exhibition Homo Faber, Venice in September.

    Makers include: glass artist Róisín de Buitlèar; basket maker Joe Hogan; ceramicist Jennifer Hickey; glass artist Alison Lowry; silversmith Cara Murphy; sculptor Nuala O’Donovan; and artist and sculptural furniture maker Sasha Sykes.

    Dates: 14 - 30 September 2018

     

  • Printmaking on Linen Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    Printmaking on Linen Exhibition

    For this exhibition, printmaker Lucy Turner will be collaborating with the writing group 'Words for Castle Ward' inspired by the ancient Japanese Shibori fabric processes.

    Preview: Thursday 4 October, 7pm

    Dates: 4 - 27 October 2018

  • 'For Want of a Nail' an exhibition by Eleanor Wheeler

    Exhibitions
    'For Want of a Nail' an exhibition by Eleanor Wheeler

    An exhibition of works by ceramicist Eleanor Wheeler in Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick. 

    Dates: 5 October - 27 October 2018

  • Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018

    Community
    Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018

    Nominations are open for the Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018.

    Nominations will close on 5 October 2018.

  • Workshop: Carrickmacross Lace for Beginners

    Workshops
    Workshop: Carrickmacross Lace for Beginners

    Lúnasa Festival 2018 – Have-a-go-at Carrickmacross Lace, a beginners Workshop with the South Armagh Lace-makers Group.

    Date and Time: 18 August, 2018, 10.30am – 3:30pm

  • August Craft Month 2018

    Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios,Community
    August Craft Month 2018

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland’s annual celebration of craft. Check out the full programme now. 

  • The Linen Biennale Conference 2018

    Talks
    The Linen Biennale Conference 2018

    The Linen Biennale Conference 2018

    A two day conference held in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 3-4 October 2018.

  • Designerie Discovered Pop Up shop - JanMary Designs

    Community
    Designerie Discovered Pop Up shop - JanMary Designs

    A Designerie Discovered event, Pop up shop and makers demonstration from Janine Mayes, jewellery maker.

    Date and Time: 14 July 2018, 11am - 4pm. 
     

  • Creative Peninsula

    Open Studios
    Creative Peninsula

    Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula

    Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of Art and Craft was officially launched in Ards and North Down this week. Now in its 17th year, this thriving annual event brings together local artists and craftspeople to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work.

    Dates: Friday 3 - Wednesday 15 Aug 2018

  • Loaf Pottery, Summer Classes and Events

    Workshops
    Loaf Pottery, Summer Classes and Events

    Loaf Pottery Summer Classes and Events Saturday

    Morning Pottery - 4 week course, Crawfordsburn, County Down.

    Date and Time: Every Saturday morning 7 – 28 July 2018, 10am – 12pm.

    For further events click here. 

  • Designerie Discovered; Rachel Julca Design Pop Up Shop

    Talks
    Designerie Discovered; Rachel Julca Design Pop Up Shop

    Rachel Julca's will be showcasing her work at the Designerie Discovered pop up shop. 

    Date and time: 30 June 2018, 11am-4pm

  • Designerie Discovered; Pop Up shop and demonstration with Andrea Hayes

    Exhibitions
    Designerie Discovered; Pop Up shop and demonstration with Andrea Hayes

    Pop up shop and makers demonstration with Andrea Hayes, award winning Textile Artist.

    Dates & Times: 16 June 2018, 11am -4pm

  • Breakfast Event - Talk by Aisling Rusk: Studio Idir

    Talks
    Breakfast Event - Talk by Aisling Rusk: Studio Idir

    Womenfolk Breakfast: Junior.Senior.

    Junior.Senior. – A series of breakfast events where a senior designer shares the story of their career path to success. Complimented by a young emerging designer starting out in the professional world, telling their story so far and the challenges they face.

    Date & Time: 25 June 2018, 8AM - 9:30am

  • Interactive panel discussion for young male creatives

    Talks
    Interactive panel discussion for young male creatives

    The Time is Now – Creating a Space

    Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create an event that will be an interactive panel discussion.

    Date & TIme: 26 June 2018, 6:00-8:30pm

  • The Maker’s Hand: 50 years of the RDS Craft Awards

    Exhibitions
    The Maker’s Hand: 50 years of the RDS Craft Awards

    For fifty years the RDS Craft Awards have sought to promote the handmade by encouraging and rewarding Irish makers. This exhibition explores that history and in so doing, it celebrates Ireland’s rich history of making. 

    Dates & Times: 21 June - 17 August 2018, 10am to 5pm.

  • Robyn Galway 10 week Jewellery skills course

    Workshops
    Robyn Galway 10 week Jewellery skills course

    Join ethical jeweller Robyn Galway for a 10 week Jewellery course running from Sugary Studios on Castlereagh Street, Belfast this Summer. 

     
  • Designs for a Creative Life: Selling, Influencing and Sustaining

    Talks
    Designs for a Creative Life: Selling, Influencing and Sustaining

    Designs for a Creative Life: Selling, Influencing and Sustaining with Printmaker/Artist, Arts Manager, Author, Craft Curator, Designer & Workshop Facilitator René Mullin
     

  • British Ceramics Biennial - Embodied Clay workshops

    Workshops
    British Ceramics Biennial - Embodied Clay workshops

    National Summer School Opportunity Announcement with the British Ceramics Biennial