• KL Design Ireland Reveals Collection for Heals, London

    NI designer-maker Katie Larmour's KL Design Ireland has recently launched an exclusive collaborative collection with the renowned Heals of London. The textile designer is featured on the Craft NI Directory, and her work is certified by the Irish Linen Guild.
  • Staff Changes at Craft NI

    Craft NI is delighted to report that Rhiannon Ewing-James, Project Officer for Craft NI since August 2016, has been appointed the new Creative Producer at British Ceramics Biennial. However this sadly means she is no longer Project Officer for Craft NI, but we're thrilled to announce that Meadhbh McIlgorm has joined Craft NI to take up the role.
  • August Craft Month 2017 Event Call

    August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We are now calling for listings of all craft-related events taking place in August 2017! We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! 
  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
  • Craft NI hosts another successful placement with Queen’s University MA Student Meadhbh McIlgorm

    Craft NI were delighted once again this year to host a student placement through the Queen’s University MA in Arts Management. Meadhbh McIlgorm undertook her placement with us from March – July 2017, a research study placement looking at Audience Development opportunities for Craft NI and the craft industry in Northern Ireland.
  • Craft NI Selects Eight Makers for Showcase 2017

    As part of Craft NI's Export Development Training programme, eight designer-makers have been chosen to attend Showcase 2017 to present their work as part of the Craft NI Group Stand. We'd like to congratulate the makers for their hard work in preparation for the show, and wish them the very best of luck!
  • Cara Murphy Wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    Cara Murphy, local silversmith and designer, has been announced as the latest recipient of the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award. Craft NI would like to congratulate Cara on winning, we couldn't be more thrilled for you!
  • The Perfect Gift This Winter 2016

    It's nearly that time of year again, and whether you are looking for gift ideas, decorative items for your home, or maybe would like to make your own, let Craft NI direct you to where you can find those perfect one-of-a-kind, locally designed and handmade items and their makers.
  • UK Craft Alliance Meets in NI

    Having recently completed a successful and fruitful trip to NI, Craft Northern Ireland would like to thank the Crafts Council, Craft Scotland, and DCCOI, for visiting.
  • Catherine Keenan Solo Show @ Liverpool Irish Festival

    Renowned NI glass artist Catherine Keenan currently has a solo show exhibiting at The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival. The exhibition continues until 31st October.
  • Craft NI Launches New Programme for 2017

    Craft NI, with support from the Department for Communities, is pleased to announce a new, short programme aimed at mid-career makers to launch in early 2017. 'The Art of Presenting Craft' includes half-day seminars that are also open to the public, and those interested in or working in different areas of the creative sector in NI. 
  • Studio Souk Moves Location

    Beloved Belfast outlet for all things locally handcrafted, Studio Souk is moving a stone's throw away to a brand new location at the bottom of Ann Street. Due to open on the 8th of October, Craft NI would like to wish Studio Souk the best of luck with the move.
  • Craft NI bids farewell to Project Officer Rebecca Mairs

    We are sad to announce that Rebecca Mairs, who has been working as Project Officer with Craft NI since 2014, has moved on to pastures new. We'd also like to welcome Rhiannon Ewing-James to the Craft NI team.
  • Space CRAFT Is Moving; Postpones 20 I 10 Exhibition

    After ten years up the escalator in Unit B9 at the Fountain Centre, Space CRAFT is moving down the escalator to Unit A7 at the Fountain Centre, next door to Sawers. As such, the Craft & Design Collective's August Craft Month '20 I 10' exhibition has been postponed.
  • NI Makers Win at 2016 Etsy Awards

    Craft NI would like to congratulate Rebecca Killen and Katie Brown on winning at the 2016 Etsy Awards. Rebecca Killen has won the Regional Award for Northern Ireland and Katie Brown has won the Bronze Award in the Fashion & Accessories category. Well done!
  • NI Makers Get Set for New Designers, London

    New Designers, taking place from June 29-July 1, presents an unmissable opportunity to buy new products for your store or home, get inspired by fresh ideas and discover new design talent to commission or recruit. Craft NI would like to wish all the NI makers attending the best of luck!
  • Michaella Donnelly wins 2016 Craft In Business Award

    Craft NI is pleased to announce that Silversmithing & Jewellery graduate Michaella Donnelly has won the prestigious Craft in Business Award, for her iconic, local jewellery designs with international potential.
  • NI Makers Amongst 2016 Etsy Awards Finalists

    With the 60 finalists announced for the 2016 Etsy Awards, Craft NI would like to congratulate NI makers Katie Brown & Rebecca Killen on being shortlisted. We're sure that they'll do well amongst a wealth of fabulous work.
  • Alison Lowry & Sinéad Brennan Selected For Curated Portion of European Glass Context 2016

    Exciting news comes as Alison Lowry, as well as Sinéad Brennan, have been chosen for the curated portion of European Glass Context 2016, at Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark. Craft NI would like to wish Alison and Sinead the best of luck for the exhibition.
  • Thank You and Good Luck to Sharyn McMaster

    Craft NI is sorry to bid goodbye to Project Support Officer Sharyn McMaster, who has worked with Craft NI for the last year and a half. The Craft NI Board and Staff would like to thank her for her significant contribution to the work of Craft NI and the craft sector, and wish her every success in her new post at Audiences NI and all future endeavours.