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

174 Vessels by Ellie Niblock

FE McWilliam Gallery 200 Newry Road, Banbridge

174 Vessels by Ellie Niblock consists of a collection of unique, handmade sculptures, representing 174 vessels built for the Royal Navy by Harland & Wolff, acting as a reminder of the Belfast Shipyard's importance through thought-provoking, colourful scupltures. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Free Admission


What Colour is Metal?

Dublin Castle Dame St, Dublin

Group exhibition considering the relationship between metal and colour in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery, with a mapping of relationships and practice in key centres internationally. It examines approaches ranging from colour achieved using the inherent properties of metal to react with other chemicals or heat (or a combination); the reveal of colour as a property … Continue reading What Colour is Metal?

Made in Ireland

National Design and Craft Gallery Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Made In Ireland celebrates the wealth and vibrancy of Ireland's studio crafts. The exhibition presents work by over 110 craftspeople each creating beautiful, considered objects using skills honed over many years. Ireland’s makers, working in and across different sectors, are creating innovative work of high quality. Makers work in local and carefully sourced materials, across all … Continue reading Made in Ireland


Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

If you are feeling inspired by Northern Ireland's beautiful beaches and outdoor walks, during this course your tutor Natasha Duddy will teach you how create a pair of fused glass panels (15 x 15 cm) to enjoy all year round in your home. You will learn glass-cutting skills and layering of glass frits and enamels … Continue reading Glassmaking


Clay Throwing

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

On this 4-week course with tutor Fiona Shannon you will learn the key stages of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel and the basics of ceramics. Fiona will encourage you to produce functional items using stoneware clay (cost includes 2 bags for each participant). After completing a piece they will then go on to be … Continue reading Clay Throwing


Plant Hanger Workshop

Boom Studios 80 Main Street, Bangor

A class suitable for beginners - if you have never tried macrame before it will help you master the basic knots, and create a simple yet effective Plant Hanger. Claire from Nodo Knots has designed a new plant hanger pattern for this workshop, so is also suitable for anyone has previously attend a Plant Hanger … Continue reading Plant Hanger Workshop


Land and Lore

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 9 Market Street, Armagh

Textile artist Ruth Osborne's exhibition will explore the relationship between nature, landscape and folklore, which can shape our understanding and responses to the natural world. This exhibition brings together textile art, printmaking and natural materials to inspire a connection to nature and explore the historical symbolism and beliefs embedded in our landscape.


Valentines Fused Glass

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 9 Market Street, Armagh

Create a unique and lasting gift for a loved one this Valentines by designing and creating fused glass decorations. Under the guidance of glass artist Keith Sheppard ,you will work with different coloured glass to make two glass pieces from a choice of three options: love heart sun-catcher, heart shaped coaster or heart shaped hanging … Continue reading Valentines Fused Glass


Silversmithing techniques

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

Under the guidance of tutor Diane Lyness, you will learn a variety of jewellery techniques including soldering, piercing, shaping, texturing metal and polishing. During this 4 weeks course, participants will work through the design and creation of a piece or pieces of jewellery.  If you have attended previous workshops this is a great opportunity to … Continue reading Silversmithing techniques



Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

This one day course is designed for beginners (18+). You will be taught how to make sculptural forms to create a decorative vase for your spring table. After completing your … Continue reading Ceramics


Ceramic Jewellery

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 9 Market Street, Armagh

In week one, ceramic artist Ciara Campbell-Crawford will teach you how to design and create a delicate necklace with a set of matching earrings using the finest porcelain clay and … Continue reading Ceramic Jewellery


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