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

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

£160

Making space: Tapestry Knotted Bookmark Workshop

ASTRL Fibres Studio 412 Woodstock Road, Belfast, Antrim

Making Space is a series of workshops that will encourage you to think with your hands, embrace a willingness to play, allow yourself the space to be creative and find connection in the act of making. Join Alison of ASTRL Fibres and learn how to handcraft a beautiful tapestry knotted bookmark to take home with … Continue reading Making space: Tapestry Knotted Bookmark Workshop

£45

Handbuilding Workshop (evenings)

Belfast Ceramics Studio Unit 10E Owen O'Cork Mill, 288 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, Antrim

Have you become hooked on The Great Pottery Thrown Down? Have you ever wanted to make your own teapot? With expert tuition from Helen Faulkner you will learn step by step how to create your own ceramics pieces. Learn a range of skills including slab building and coil work to design and craft beautiful pottery. … Continue reading Handbuilding Workshop (evenings)

£200

Felting with Bees in The Walled Garden, Helen’s Bay

The Walled Garden 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, Bangor, Down

On arrival at The Walled Garden Helen's Bay, participants will be welcomed by host Lorraine with a small glass of locally produced honey mead, followed by a visit to the apiary, at a safe distance, for a brief talk about the importance of Black Irish bee conservation, their role in cross pollination in the garden … Continue reading Felting with Bees in The Walled Garden, Helen’s Bay

£75

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

£45

Making Space: Macramé Masterclass

ASTRL Fibres Studio 412 Woodstock Road, Belfast, Antrim

Making Space is a series of workshops that will encourage you to think with your hands, embrace a willingness to play, allow yourself the space to be creative and find connection in the act of making. Join Alison of ASTRL Fibres for a deep dive into macramé pattern design. Over the course of this 4hr … Continue reading Making Space: Macramé Masterclass

£75

Coiled macrame basket workshop

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch

Join Alison of ASTRL Fibres and learn how to handcraft a beautiful coiled basket which you can then take home with you. Over the course of this 2.5hr session, Alison will guide you through basic coiling and stitching techniques using recycled cotton cord in one of the four available colour options. This workshop is suitable … Continue reading Coiled macrame basket workshop

£45

ASTRL Fibres Studio 412 Woodstock Road, Belfast, Antrim

Making Space is a series of workshops that will encourage you to think with your hands, embrace a willingness to play, allow yourself the space to be creative and find connection in the act of making. Join Alison of ASTRL Fibres and learn how to handcraft a beautiful outdoor plant hanger to take home with … Continue reading

£45

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

£265

Elements of Place – Formed by Fire

Andrea Spencer Glass 35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy

Elements of Place - Formed by Fire is a 5 day flamework, filati (hand pulled glass threads) and micro-mosaic workshop aimed specifically at practicing glass and mosaic artists. The workshop is designed to expand creative practices through exploration of these complementary hot and cold glass working techniques, in combination with simple casting, use of found … Continue reading Elements of Place – Formed by Fire

£965

Make a Pendant Wax Workshop

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast

Learn how to carve and texture your own pendant design using an ancient technique used for the last 7,000 years. Guided by Martin and Laura from Cameron & Breen, you will learn about lost wax casting, how to effectively use wax carving tools and shown how to hand carve and texture your pendant in wax … Continue reading Make a Pendant Wax Workshop

£80

Felted Landscapes with Jennifer Cunningham

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch

Jennifer Cunningham is a local textile artist who works out of her home in Dundrum, County Down. She specialises in beautiful felted scenery and landscape pieces of her local surroundings getting inspiration from the Mournes and surrounding areas. Come join Jennifer as she takes you through the needle felting process to create your own felted … Continue reading Felted Landscapes with Jennifer Cunningham

£40

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