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Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn CrawfordsburnFairs
Handmade Craft Fair showcasing the work of local creators from the North Down area.
11.30 - 4.30
Saturday 14th September
Open Studio and Pottery SaleOpen Studios
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 McKelvieTalks
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
Location: Linen Hall Library
Modelling the Head in Clay - From Life WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopsWorkshops
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 IrelandTalks
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 workshopWorkshops
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
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Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture CentreWorkshops
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
The Power of Networks - Social Media Live EventTalks
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 & HomeFairs
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 SheppardWorkshops
Ceramicist Ashley Sheppard leads this workshop inspired by textures found in textiles.
Date: 14th August 2019, 2.00pm
Glass Nexus Forum 2019Talks
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 PeninsulaExhibitions,Fairs,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
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 ThronesWorkshops
Three Game Of Thrones themes workshops on Blade-smithing, Pottery and jewellery at The National, Belfast.
Date: 28 July 2019
Adi Toch LectureTalks
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 WorkshopWorkshops
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 WorkshopWorkshops
With Nicola Parkes Upholstery.
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Aurea: DCCOI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Graduate ExhibitionExhibitions
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 CreativeWorkshops
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 CreagánWorkshops
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