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  • Online Craft Forum

    Community
    Online Craft Forum

    The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!

    Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am

  • Basketry Festival 2020

    Exhibitions
    Basketry Festival 2020

    The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.

    May 8th, 9th and 10th 2020

    Free entry


  • Macrame Kokedama Workshop

    Workshops
    Macrame Kokedama Workshop

    Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, an experience horticulturist and macrame maker, this workshop combines basic macrame skills with Kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.

    4th May 2020

    £20.00

     

     

     

  • CANCELLED: Lin Cheung Lecture - Ulster University Belfast

    Talks
    CANCELLED: Lin Cheung Lecture - Ulster University Belfast

     

    We regret that this event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns.

    Lecture and handling session with jewellery artist, Lin Cheung at the Belfast School of Art.

    Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:30pm. 

  • 'Obvious' Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    Exhibitions
    'Obvious' Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    ‘Obvious’ runs from 28 March - 24 March 2020 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn)

    Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm

    Preview: Saturday 28 March 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome

  • Made With Love Craft Village

    Fairs,Workshops
    Made With Love Craft Village

     

    This is the first craft village of 2020 held at Brownlow House, Lurgan with over 25 craft and food stalls showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople. Admission is free and as well as stalls there are live demonstrations, a children’s craft workshop table and a host of great ‘make and take’ adult craft workshops such as, mini decoupage, flower making and card making.

    Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 11am to 3.30pm

     

  • Mud Ireland Pottery Studio - Official Opening

    Open Studios
    Mud Ireland Pottery Studio - Official Opening

    You are warmly invited to attend the official opening of the new Mud Ireland Pottery Studio located within Portadown Wellness Centre.

    There will be a champagne reception and finger buffet as well as an opportunity to shop and be the first to view the brand new Mud Ireland “Nimbus” Collection.

    Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12noon. 

  • DCCI Skills Courses | Open Day

    Talks,Open Studios
    DCCI Skills Courses | Open Day

    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 Exhibition

    Exhibitions
    The Life of Objects Exhibition

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Observation and Making in Place Workshop

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Beginning with Boro Workshop

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Crystals of Tomorrow Workshop

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    From Flame to Fuse Workshop

    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 Party

    Community
    The Very Late Makers Christmas Party

    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 Askin

    Exhibitions
    Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    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 Lecture

    Talks
    James Rigler Lecture

    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 Event

    Workshops
    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    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 Workshop

    Workshops
    Mad March Hare Wire Sculpture Workshop

    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 Down

    Workshops
    Belfast's Great Pottery Throw Down

    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