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  • Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    Fairs
    Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    Handmade Craft Fair showcasing the work of local creators from the North Down area.

    11.30 - 4.30

    Free admission

    Saturday 14th September

     

  • Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    Open Studios
    Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    Jack McGonigle Ceramics and Fiona Shannon are hosting an Open Studio Sale in their shared work space at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart from 29th-31st August.

    10am - 6pm each day.

  • Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    Talks
    Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    Textile specialist Fiona McKelvie will share her interest and passion for Irish Linen, as well as recalling the history of the fabric so important to the city of Belfast.

    Date:  Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 6pm

    Cost: £5

    Location: Linen Hall Library

     


  • Modelling the Head in Clay - From Life Workshop

    Workshops
    Modelling the Head in Clay - From Life Workshop

    This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.

    Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life.

  • Green Woodwork Workshops

    Workshops
    Green Woodwork Workshops

    Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will be running 5 traditional woodcraft workshops at his workshop space in Minnowburn, based in the heart of Belfast's Lagan Valley.

  • Mobility and Partnerships in Europe: Erasmus Plus, Creative Europe and Beyond - Northern Ireland

    Talks
    Mobility and Partnerships in Europe: Erasmus Plus, Creative Europe and Beyond - Northern Ireland

    If you’re interested in or planning a European project, this session is for you!

    Event delivered in partnership: Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland & Theatre NI

    Date: 3 September 2019 10:30am - 2:30pm

    Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

    Cost: FREE, booking essential

  • Stone Lettercutting workshop

    Workshops
    Stone Lettercutting workshop

    Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills.

    Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019

    Cost: €130

    For more workshops in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre please click here

     

  • Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture Centre

    Workshops
    Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture Centre

    The module is designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements, with artist Michael O’Hara.

    Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 2019

    Cost: €220

     

  • The Power of Networks - Social Media Live Event

    Talks
    The Power of Networks - Social Media Live Event

    The Crafts Council UK are hosting a social media live event with Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots.

    This talk, between Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager at the Crafts Council and Pip Jamieson, is aimed at creatives that are just starting out or looking for top tips on the power of building networks

    The talk will be available to view via the Crafts Council UK facebook page from 29th July at 1pm

  • Autumn Gift & Home

    Fairs
    Autumn Gift & Home

    The Autumn Gift & Home Fair showcases all that is new and innovative within the home and giftware markets. The Fair takes place again in the Citywest Events Centre from the 18th to the 21st of August. This B2B Event is for suppliers and buyers in Ireland.


     

     

  • 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