Summer Showcase at The Studio at Castle Ward

To coincide with August Craft Month we have invited some of Northern Ireland’s finest artists to join us at The Studio.
Each weekend we shall feature a guest artist who will display their work and demonstrate their highly skilled techniques and process. You will have the opportunity to meet these incredible talents, learn about their journey and what inspires them and purchase work directly from the artist.

We shall be launching our Summer Showcase with refreshments at The Studio and demonstrations by Strangford based artist Elizabeth Jorn.

Entrance is free to National Trust members.

Our opening hours are 11.00am till 5.00pm



Sunday 1st August

Summer Showcase Launch with refreshments.

Display and Demos with Featured Guest Artist Elizabeth Jorn


Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August

Display and Demos with Featured Guest Artist Alison Hanvey, Alison Hanvey Ceramics


Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August

Display and Demos with Featured Artist Sabine Wolniczak, Beaghmore Baskets


Saturday 21st August

Display and Demos with Featured Artist Julia Gill, Silvery Moon Bespoke Jewellery


Sunday 22nd August

Display and Demos with Featured Artist Owen Crawford


Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August

Display and Demos with Featured Artist Janice Gilmore



The Studio

Castle Ward,



BT30 7BA



Booking is not essential. Demonstrations are suitable for all ages.

Standard entrance fee will apply to non members of The National Trust. Adults £10, Children £5, Family £25. This includes full access to the grounds.

This event is being organised independently by The Studio at Castle Ward and not in conjunction with The National Trust.


COVID latest:

We ask that everyone attending our Summer Showcase demonstrations respect social distancing in keeping with NI Covid guidelines. Our guest artists will be demonstrating outside. Face coverings must be worn inside the Studio. Hand sanitiser will be available.


All events are run independently. Please contact event organiser with questions or for more information.

Contact info and social media links:

Any queries contact

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Start Date: August 1

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Date: August 31

End Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Co. Down

Type: Open Studio, Meet the Maker, Demonstration

Price: £10

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