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

Ceramics: vase inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

Georgia O'Keeffe remains one of the most widely known painters, but a little known potter. Drawing influence from the work of Georgia O'Keefe (on show at Flowerfield 2-30 April) Fiona Shannon will guide you through designing and making your own small flower-embellished vase. Designed for beginners this class will be a fun creative environment to … Continue reading Ceramics: vase inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe


Basket Weaving

The Burnavon Burn Road, Cookstown

This workshops is suited to both first timers and those who have tried this craft before. Beginners will have just the time they need to acquire the basic skills and weave their first willow basket, while those with a little more experience will explore more advanced techniques with tutor and basket weaver Louise McLean. Please … Continue reading Basket Weaving


Exhibition opening night and Peter Meanley talk

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Craft NI are delighted to invite you to the opening night of their upcoming exhibition, 'Peter Meanley: New Works'.  As Craft NI Gallery takes part in Late Night Art and stays open until 8pm, the highlight of the opening night will be the opportunity to meet renowned salt glaze potter Peter Meanley in person and … Continue reading Exhibition opening night and Peter Meanley talk


Irish Linen Lantern Workshop

The Burnavon Burn Road, Cookstown

This workshop with tutor Ruth Osborne draws upon the historical process of printing using natural plant material known as ‘Nature Printing’ to explore mark making. Participants will explore the process of printing by hand using water based inks and hand printing techniques. During the course of the workshop participants will experiment with dried and fresh … Continue reading Irish Linen Lantern Workshop


Simple chain bracelet workshop

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

Learn to make your very own simple chain bracelet with Emma Thorpe of Atlantic Rose in the relaxing atmosphere of Stone Row Artisans, in the heart of Coleraine. Using simple wire working techniques, Emma will guide you through the process of turning simple wire into a pretty bracelet for you to wear or give away as a gift. … Continue reading Simple chain bracelet workshop


Macramé Workshop

The Burnavon Burn Road, Cookstown

This creative workshop involves learning about the basic techniques of macramé and creating a contemporary wall hanging using various knotting techniques. Each participant will be able to decide on their colour scheme, composition and select their favorite materials. Which will allow individuals to express their style and make a unique, personalized piece of wall decoration … Continue reading Macramé Workshop


Make silver staking rings

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

With guidance from goldsmith, Diane Lyness, participants will make a pair of silver stacking rings which they can add colour to with semi-precious stones. Traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing will be taught so that they can choose the techniques to use to make their rings truly individual and … Continue reading Make silver staking rings


Porcelain Slipcasting

The Ash Gallery 83 Central Promenade, Newcastle

Join local ceramicists Rebecca Killen and Laureanne Kootstra for a full day masterclass exploring the creative process of slip casting. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with porcelain casting slip, a selection of plaster moulds and coloured porcelain. You will also learn about refining your cast pieces and how to apply … Continue reading Porcelain Slipcasting


Rustic Wooden Stool Workshop

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

Green woodwork is one of the most accessible and enjoyable woodcrafts you can experience. Using traditional tools to shape green, unseasoned wood is a pleasure that is hard to match. The beauty of green wood lies in its ability to be shaped easily as it is soft and easily worked with hand tools. Stephen Ryan … Continue reading Rustic Wooden Stool Workshop


Fused Glass Suncatchers

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

During this workshop, specifically designed for complete beginners, you will make two colourful sun-catchers using a wide variety of colourful glass and design possibilities. Glass artist Keith Sheppard will teach you various design techniques to get you started, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting, and show you how to work safely and handle glass … Continue reading Fused Glass Suncatchers


Introduction to glass fusing

SchoolHouse Glass 36 Comber Street, Saintfield, Ballynahinch

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


Technical Talk: Salt Glazing with Peter Meanley

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Craft NI are delighted to organize this talk as part of their upcoming exhibition ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’. This solo show will feature new works by renowned salt glaze potter Peter Meanley, which he has developed over the last three years. Peter Meanley has won international acclaim for his abstract spouted pouring vessels and his … Continue reading Technical Talk: Salt Glazing with Peter Meanley


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