Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

29-Nov-2018 in Business & the Economy

"Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland.Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4.

Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

“With the right materials in the right hands an everyday object can become a thing of beauty. That’s the definition of craftsmanship. Taking raw materials and skills honed over thousands of hours of experience to produce something extraordinary. Nowhere is that kind of craftsmanship thriving more than in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making”, said Kevin.

CRAFT NI recommends you watch the programme on https://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs-house-of-the-year/on-demand/67948-004

About 11 minutes in you’ll catch a glimpse of Helen Faulkner www.helenfaulknerceramics.com and Stuart Cairns www.stuartcairns.com at work.

Footage of Helen Faulkner and Stuart Cairns was provided to the production company by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland via CRAFT NI.

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Image courtesy of Grand Designs RIBA House of The Year 2018 via channel4.com - The Royal Institute of British Architects award the best new home in Britain 2018.

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