News

  • Collect 2018

    16-Feb-2018

    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

  • Makers Exhibition

    16-Feb-2018

    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.

     

  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    14-Feb-2018

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

  • Craft NI - February 2018 Update

    02-Feb-2018

    February 2018 Update

    The board has been working hard on post-merger matters and the details of the new craft organisation and would like to update you on the progress. 

     

  • Mourne Textiles pay tribute to John McAtasney

    31-Jan-2018

    John McAtasney is considered to have been the very last hand weaver of Linen Damask on the island of Ireland.

  • Made in Mourne

    27-Jan-2018

    Made in Mourne is a non-profit social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes.

    It aims to provide a platform for Mourne creatives to showcase their talent

  • Cara Murphy's 100 bowls on display at Ulster Museum

    26-Jan-2018

    Cara Murphy's stunning collection of 100 enamel bowls are now on display in the Applied Art Gallery on the fifth floor in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

  • Showcase Ireland 2018

    17-Jan-2018

    Are you a Designer /Maker starting out and thinking of going down the wholesale route? Don’t forget that Showcase Ireland is on 21- 24 January 2018 it is a great opportunity to visit and experience a trade show first hand!

     

  • Brian McKee and Anne Butler Awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    20-Dec-2017

    Two designer makers, Belfast based ceramicist, Anne Butler and County Down furniture designer, Brian McKee, have been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000 each.

  • Artist Karen Daye-Hutchinson appointed to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018.

    06-Dec-2017

    Local artist Karen Daye-Hutchinson has recently won the commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018.

  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
  • Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek

    15-Jun-2017
    Having secured a year-long placement with Belleek through Craft NI's 'making it' Programme, Wendy Ward has launched a retail collection with the renowned Pottery. Wendy is the first person in the company’s 160 year history to have their own range launched under the Belleek brand. Craft NI would like to wish Wendy the best of luck!
  • Glenda Hawkes Wins 2017 Craft In Business Award

    08-Jun-2017
    Craft NI, in partnership with Belleek Pottery, is pleased to announce that Textiles graduate Glenda Hawkes has won the prestigious 2017 Craft in Business Award, for her striking, innovative, and commercially viable knitwear products. Congratulations Glenda!
  • NI Maker Gail Kelly (Algan Arts) Selected for Spring Fling

    11-May-2017
    Featured Craft NI Directory maker, and all round talent Gail Kelly, aka Algan Arts, has been selected to exhibit at Spring Fling '17 from 27-29 May. Craft NI would like to wish Gail the best of luck!
  • News Updates from Craft NI

    12-Apr-2017
    Alan Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Craft NI from 2012, retired at the end March 2017. Following four years in post he is looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life. The Board would like to thank Alan for his dedication and work for the craft sector here and wish him well in his retirement. 
  • NI Makers Selected for 2017 British Glass Biennale

    10-Apr-2017
    Joining the extensive list of designer-makers for the 2017 British Glass Biennale are NI Makers Andrea Spencer and Alison Lowry. Craft NI would like to wish them the best of luck! Congratulations!
  • Katie Larmour Design Reveals Collection for Heal's, London

    19-Mar-2017
    NI designer-maker Katie Larmour Design has recently launched an exclusive collaborative collection with the renowned Heal's of London. The textile designer is featured on the Craft NI Directory, and her work is certified by the Irish Linen Guild.
  • Craft Hub for Northern Ireland Survey

    06-Mar-2017
    The Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland have been resourced by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to examine the feasibility of a Craft Hub for Northern Ireland. Please take a moment to complete the survey, before 5pm, Monday 13 March 2017.
  • Staff Changes at Craft NI

    15-Feb-2017
    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.