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Photo: Hand carved and jointed ‘Gigi’ wooden cats; Maker: David Cousley; Photo credit: Craft NI

Glassmaking Experience – Glass Making From Nature, Colours Of The Causeway Coast

Andrea Spencer Glass 35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy

Benefield Spencer Glass, the North Antrim Coast’s only glassblowing studio, is inviting you behind the doors of their private studio to experience the magic of molten glass. Hands on glassmaking experience at Benefield Spencer Glass studio, located just a few miles inland from  Ballintoy village. The experience includes demonstrations by professional glassmaker Andrea Spencer and takes a step … Continue reading Glassmaking Experience – Glass Making From Nature, Colours Of The Causeway Coast


Impressions Of Nature Printmaking Workshop

Millenium Court 2 William Street, Portadown, Co Armagh

Tutor Ruth Osborne will be teaching a six-week printmaking course with a nature theme. Participants will be introduced to and experiment with a series of printmaking processes with a focus on working with and/or representing nature. Sessions are suitable for beginners and all materials are supplied. This class is suitable for age 16+


QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast

Craft NI have partnered with QEST to bring to you the QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition in February 2024.  The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through Scholarships, Emerging Maker Grants and Apprenticeships. We are delighted that by means of this joint exhibition, craft audiences in … Continue reading QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition


Pottery Taster for 2 with Adam Frew

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey

This is an opportunity to try out pottery in your own private 3 hour lesson for 2 with Adam. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to improvers. The emphasis will be on having fun and making a variety of pots. Students will each select their best pots to be fired. These will be glaze fired … Continue reading Pottery Taster for 2 with Adam Frew


Colourful Beaded Loom Weave Bracelet Workshop

Stone Row Artisans 1st Floor, 2-6 Stone Row, Coleraine

Participants will learn a new skill and create their own beaded  bracelet using the bead loom weaving technique with Emma Thorpe from Atlantic Rose. During this 3 hour workshop, they will learn how to set up and thread their loom; bead weave their bracelet and finish it off with a beaded toggle and loop. This … Continue reading Colourful Beaded Loom Weave Bracelet Workshop


Dogwoods and Dollars

Down Arts Centre 2 - 6 Irish Street, Downpatrick, Down

An exhibition by Down Arts Centre artist in residence Áine McKenna. Specialising in porcelain, this ceramics design exhibition marks the end of her Down Art Centre residency, during which time she had the opportunity to experiment and create this new body of work. Dogwood and Dollars is a reflection of a specific time and place … Continue reading Dogwoods and Dollars


Glassblowing workshop

Helen Hancock Glass Studio Derry

Join tutor Helen Hancock for a glassblowing workshop, a fun introduction to this craft!  Participants will be working with specialist equipment and tools and with a furnace running at 1150 degrees. During this workshop, they will be creating their own bespoke blown glass art. Protective eyewear is essential and long sleeves; strictly over 16 years … Continue reading Glassblowing workshop


Memory Sampler – Applique & Embroidery

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch

Enjoy a few relaxed, creative hours learning basic hand stitching, embroidery and appliqué techniques as we create a unique vintage-style sampler. These are wonderful ways to celebrate births or christenings but you can make the project your own by celebrating a beloved pet or to remember a trip that left a lasting impression, too. All tools and … Continue reading Memory Sampler – Applique & Embroidery


Silver Bracelet Workshop

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

Join tutor Diane Lyness and spend a fun day creating a beautiful sterling silver bracelet. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques by Goldsmith Diane Lyness, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside the participants as they design and make their own unique piece of jewellery to take … Continue reading Silver Bracelet Workshop


3D Needlefelt Bluetit

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch

Wendy from Little Woolly Sheep will welcome spring with this adorable 3D Needlefelted Bluetit project - enjoy an afternoon bringing your wee bird into life while enjoying tasty buns, tea and coffee. Attendees will all keep the basic needlefelting kit used in the class.   No experience necessary.   Ages 15+


Intro to linocut

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch

Linocut is an artform that can be as simple or as intricate as you can dream and combines well with other mediums. But first, you have to learn the basics! In this class, participants will learn about the basic tools, materials, and methods used from the types of mediums they can carve into, different kinds … Continue reading Intro to linocut


Throwing Workshop with Adam Frew

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey

Join Adam Frew for this two day workshop - classes will be small groups of 4-6 students, suitable for all levels, from beginners to improvers. The emphasis of the class will be on using the potter’s wheel to make a variety of thrown porcelain vessels. Students will be guided through the basics of throwing and … Continue reading Throwing Workshop with Adam Frew


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