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  • Craft Workshop with ceramicist Ashley Sheppard

    Workshops
    Craft Workshop with ceramicist Ashley Sheppard

    Ceramicist Ashley Sheppard leads this workshop inspired by textures found in textiles.

    Date: 14th August 2019, 2.00pm

     

  • Glass Nexus Forum 2019

    Talks
    Glass Nexus Forum 2019

    North Lands Creative Forum began in 1995 when co-founder and artistic director Dan Klein wanted to create an intimate gathering for the glass community to come together and showcase the work of emerging and innovative practice in the field of glass.

    Over the years, the Forum has evolved into a discussion and platform event attended by artists, curators and creative professionals form all over the world. The event has grown into one of the essential gatherings for the glass community and has been listed as one of the most important social events in the glass calendar year.

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

    Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula

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

    Tickets are now on sale for Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of Art and Craft. Now in its 18th year, this thriving annual event brings together local artists and makers to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work.

  • Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    Workshops
    Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    Three Game Of Thrones themes workshops on Blade-smithing, Pottery and jewellery at The National, Belfast.

    Date: 28 July 2019 

     

  • Adi Toch Lecture

    Talks
    Adi Toch Lecture

    Lecture by international metal artist Adi Toch followed by Blushing Metals “have a go” session

    Friday 14 June 2019,  - 3
     

  • Frame Weaving in the Mournes Workshop

    Workshops
    Frame Weaving in the Mournes Workshop

    Learn the fun, interactive and therapeutic craft of modern frame weaving. This workshop is aimed at beginner level, those interested in weaving and wanting to know where to start.

     Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

     

  • Drum Lampshade Making Workshop

    Workshops
    Drum Lampshade Making Workshop

    With Nicola Parkes Upholstery.

    Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

    Cost £40

  • Aurea: DCCOI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    Aurea: DCCOI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition

    DCCOI Jewellery & Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition    

    An exhibition of silversmithing and precious jewellery in gold, silver and gems by the 2019 graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s world-renowned Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course, based in Castle Yard, Kilkenny.

    Dates: 12th July - 5th August 2019.

  • Hand Thrown Pottery Workshop with Potter David Mc Comiskey and Mourne Creative

    Workshops
    Hand Thrown Pottery Workshop with Potter David Mc Comiskey and Mourne Creative

    David will take you through such techniques such as throwing, slab building pinch-potting and transferring pattern on to clay to make your own bowls and mugs.

    Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019

  • Leather Art Workshop at An Creagán

    Workshops
    Leather Art Workshop at An Creagán

    Learn a range of leather working techniques in this workshop from An Creagán. Techniques will include; cutting, stamping and tooling techniques plus many more. 

    Date: Saturday, 10 August 10am - 1pm

  • Fused Glass Workshop at An Creagán

    Workshops
    Fused Glass Workshop at An Creagán

     

    Make your own glass suncatcher in this workshop from An Creagán. Learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels. 

    Date: Saturday, 27 July, 11am – 2pm

     

  • Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

    Workshops
    Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

    Learn the traditional craft of Blackwork embroidery.

    This is an ideal course for beginners and more advanced embroiderers, looking to gain new techniques and inspiration.

    Date: Saturday 27 July, 11am – 4pm

     

  • Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

    Fairs
    Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

    A Festival of Colour, Creativity and Craft celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with textiles.

    Date: Saturday, 31 August and Sunday, 1 September 2019

  • 3D Embroidery Workshop

    Workshops
    3D Embroidery Workshop

    Learn all the techniques you need to design and create your own embroidery sculpture with textile artist Emma Whitehead and the Down Arts Centre.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May at 10am-4pm

  • Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    Workshops
    Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    Unique textile workshop; learn hand-stitching techniques with a range of materials. 

    Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

  • ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by textile artist; Nigel Cheney.

    Nigel Cheney is a Leicestershire based textile artist who is inspired by family history and a love of nature, birds and animals, using digital print and embroidery as a means to explore ideas of memory, myths, fact and fiction.

    Preview: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 7.30–9pm

    Dates: 6 June - 29 June 2019
  • Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

    Workshops
    Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

    This one day workshop will introduce and encourage you to explore methods and ideas to create your own small edition of unique prints.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019

  • The Art of Craft Exhibition: The Scandza Collection

    Exhibitions
    The Art of Craft Exhibition: The Scandza Collection

    One of Ireland’s emerging kiln formed glass Artists, Keith Sheppard, presents his new body of work, The ‘Scandza’ Collection which embraces his aesthetic vision and continued development, focusing on a sleek contemporary; ‘minimalist’ approach to functional and non-functional tableware for modern living.

    Market place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh

    Opening: Saturday 25 May 2019 with artist meet and greet 2 - 3pm.

    Dates: 17 May – 6 July 2019

  • Summer Artisan Food & Craft Market at Merville House

    Fairs
    Summer Artisan Food & Craft Market at Merville House

    Summer artisan Food & Craft market, featuring around 40 talented makers, artists and creators.

    Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019, 11am - 4pm.

  • Student Exhibition: Uncommon Objects

    Exhibitions
    Student Exhibition: Uncommon Objects

    An exhibition of work by 2nd year ceramics and jewellery students from the Ulster University in Belfast.

    Each student has created a unique piece or series of works inspired by the Duncairn, its history, architecture, and its community.

    Dates: 9 - 24 May 2019