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

ASTRL Fibres Studio 412 Woodstock Road, Belfast, Antrim, United Kingdom

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

Porcelain slipcasting

The Clay Project Studio 85 Central Promenade, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Join local ceramicists Rebecca Killen and Laureanne Kootstra for a 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 surface decoration. … Continue reading Porcelain slipcasting

£115

Armagh Craft Fair 2024

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

The Armagh Craft Fair returns on May 25th! A great opportunity to see  and purchase contemporary and traditional craft, see craft demonstrations and enjoy hands on experiences. The programme includes exhibitions, stalls, creative workshops, talks, music and entertainment. A highlight will be the children's FREE drop in crafts and art experiences - a wonderful day … Continue reading Armagh Craft Fair 2024

Free

Throwing Workshop with Adam Frew

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey, United Kingdom

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

Transferring Images to Clay with Donna Bloye, Winner of the Pottery Throwdown

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

In this full day workshop, Donna will lead you through her process for hand-building using hump molds and decorating a dish. Her aim is to encourage potters to consider the decoration of their piece at the make stage rather than after bisque firing a piece. Decoration will be applied using a mono-printing method, which allows … Continue reading Transferring Images to Clay with Donna Bloye, Winner of the Pottery Throwdown

£120

Elements of Place – Formed by Fire

Andrea Spencer Glass 35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy, United Kingdom

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

Porcelain Paper Clay with Anne Butler

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

 Learn the processes that artist Anne Butler uses to integrate pattern into porcelain as well as some of the construction techniques that Anne uses! At the end of the workshop you will have created your own sheets of porcelain using porcelain paper clay with an integrated and inlaid pattern and will have successfully constructed your … Continue reading Porcelain Paper Clay with Anne Butler

£120

Make a Pendant Wax Workshop

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast, United Kingdom

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

A Commission by YES

YES Hub St. Columb’s Hall, 10a Newmarket St, Orchard St., Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom

Catherine O'Connor  is a self-taught tapestry artist currently based in Dublin. She established her studio practice in 2019 with the purpose of capturing the essence of a person in woven tapestries. Catherine is drawn to portraiture in an effort to capture the variations and nuances in a person’s features and expression. For YES 2024, Catherine … Continue reading A Commission by YES

Free

Never Drying Towels

YES Hub St. Columb’s Hall, 10a Newmarket St, Orchard St., Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom

Morta Jonynaité is a textile artist from Vilnius who will exhibit her beautiful, fragile textiles exhibition ‘Never Drying Towels’ in St. Columb’s Hall, a former, popular entertainment venue for the hundreds of Derry’s Factory Girls. ‘Never Drying Towels’ is a series of hand-woven towels inspired by Lithuanian folk traditions. In the past, towels on hand-carved … Continue reading Never Drying Towels

Free

Make at pendant wax workshop

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast, United Kingdom

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 at pendant wax workshop

£80

Felted Landscapes with Jennifer Cunningham

The Workshop 4a Church Street, Ballynahinch, United Kingdom

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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