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

Pottery beginners/intermediate workshop

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Join tutor Andrea McCullough-Alderdice and explore the potter’s wheel and full range of hand-building techniques from pinch pots to coil and slab building, whilst experimenting with slips, velvet underglazes and a full range of glazes. The cost includes all materials & firings; the course runs every Wednesday for six weeks.


Wood Carving September

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

This workshop is an introduction to the traditional craft of woodcarving. The tutor, Geoff Tulip, an innovative woodturner and woodcarver, will guide participants throughout the day, explaining and demonstrating simple techniques in relief carving. Each attendee will learn how to create their own hand-carved piece to take home. All tools and wood are provided for … Continue reading Wood Carving September


What was seen, what was found there

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Stuart Cairns' solo exhibition 'What was seen, what was found there' takes place at Island Arts Centre, October 7 - October 28. Stuart graduated with a Bachelors degree In Silversmithing & Jewellery from Ulster University in 2000, returning to complete a Masters degree in 2006. He is also a member of the British Designer Silversmiths … Continue reading What was seen, what was found there


Drawing with Found Objects

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

This workshop will be an interactive exploration of drawing and making marks in response to and alongside found objects. Stuart Cairns, who is exhibiting at Island Arts Centre, will share his influences and inspiration behind his work while encouraging participants to explore scale and try different mediums and techniques for their own mark making. There … Continue reading Drawing with Found Objects


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