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

Pottery open day with Helen Faulkner

Helen Faulkner Ceramics 288 Beersbridge Rd, Belfast

Join ceramicist Helen Faulkner her Belfast studio for a festive open day. Visitors will enjoy mulled wine, take part in free decoration making (to be collected after firing), a giveaway and lots of lovely pottery gifts to get ticking off that Christmas list!

Belfast Christmas Potter’s Market

2 Royal Avenue 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Building on the success of the previous three events which showed a great variety of work from both established and emerging potters, Belfast Potter's Market returns this Christmas in a a new location - 2 Royal Avenue in Belfast! The market will take place on Saturday, December 10th, 10am - 6pm; there will be live demonstrations, … Continue reading Belfast Christmas Potter’s Market


Christmas Family Fun

The Burnavon Burn Road, Cookstown

Take part in the Christmas Family Fun day taking place at the Burnavon on December 10. This event promises to be a great day out for all the family, with  fun-filled Arts & Crafts taster sessions. Please note that booking is essential - spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first … Continue reading Christmas Family Fun


North Down Craft Collective Christmas Art and Craft Fair

The Court House Bangor 16 Quay St,, Bangor

This year's North Down Craft Collective Christmas Art & Craft Fair will be help on Sunday 11th December at North Down's newest creative space, Bangor Court House! This B2 listed building has been beautifully restored and opened it's doors last month hosting live bands and comedy acts. Why not call in and meet the makers, sort … Continue reading North Down Craft Collective Christmas Art and Craft Fair


Terracotta plant pot workshop

Millenium Court 2 William Street, Portadown, Co Armagh

Join ‘The Clay Project’ and enjoy a creative evening exploring handbuilding and surface decoration techniques to create your very own terracotta plant pot. This hands-on workshop will involve cutting, joining and layering rich terracotta clay as well as graffito decoration to bring your pots to life. The workshop is suitable for beginners as your tutors will … Continue reading Terracotta plant pot workshop


Feltmaking Workshop with Andrea Hayes

Millenium Court 2 William Street, Portadown, Co Armagh

Using a colourful array of merino wool and specialist effect fibres, participants will be taken through the wet felting process to create their own bespoke art work using wet felting and needle felting process. Participants are asked to bring their own individual picture that they wish to work from. Andrea will guide you through the … Continue reading Feltmaking Workshop with Andrea Hayes


Throwing for ages 12 – 16yrs

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

In this ‘have a go’ session you will learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel in a relaxed and fun environment, led by Fiona Shannon. Perfect for teenagers who love to get creative, this workshop is all about enjoyment and having a go at learning a new skill. You will get to pick … Continue reading Throwing for ages 12 – 16yrs


Origami workshop

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Mark the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit learning about origami, the art of folding paper.  Chinese artist Jean Jing will show you how to make your own 2D and 3D forms, including bunnies of course. Suitable for children from 6-11 years.


Ceramic tiles workshop

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Eleanor Wheeler is known for her architectural and sculptural ceramics. During her exhibition at Island Arts Centre take this opportunity to work with her as you create your own set of tiles. Take inspiration from Eleanor’s work on show as she guides you in the use of stoneware clay along with oxides and decorating slips. Influenced … Continue reading Ceramic tiles workshop


Introduction to glass fusing

SchoolHouse Glass 36 Comber Street, Saintfield, Ballynahinch

In this one day workshop with glass artist Alison Lowry you will learn how to cut glass, about the many different types of glass and about the effects of heat on glass. In the morning you will create a range of tiles exploring some glass fusing techniques, such as inclusions, ceramic decals, powder effects. In … Continue reading Introduction to glass fusing


Late Night Art with Gail Kelly

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast

Thursday, February 2 Craft NI Gallery will host Late Night Art with Gail Kelly! A well established Co. Down textile artist and printmaker, Gail will show us how she works on the composition of her linen collages and sews them by hand. Gail draws inspiration from her travels in Ireland and Britain: the routine of the … Continue reading Late Night Art with Gail Kelly


Simple sterling silver bracelet for ages 14yrs+

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

Learn to make your very own simple chain bracelet with Emma Thorpe of Atlantic Rose. Using simple wire working techniques, Emma will expertly guide you through the process of turning simple sterling silver wire into a pretty bracelet for you to wear or give away as a gift. Please note, this is a cold metal … Continue reading Simple sterling silver bracelet for ages 14yrs+


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