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Monday, December 20, 2010

Craft Classes in South Tipperary 2011


Great Opportunity to get Crafty in the New Year!
• Subsidised craft classes starting all over Tipperary from January to April


The New Year is a great time to learn new skills. A series of over 30 craft workshops will be held all over the county to give people the opportunity to try their hand at something different. The driving force behind the classes is The Craft Granary in Cahir who are running this program named “A Taste Of Craft”. Classes will be held in venues in Clonmel, Cashel, Cahir, Carrick On Suir, Tipperary Town and Fethard.
Classes, totalling ten hours tuition and which include all materials, cost just €35, representing excellent value for money in these recessionary times. At the end of the class you get to keep what you make.
“The best things in life may be free, but the next best things are handmade. Give your wallet a break and instead of buying stuff, learn how to make it” said Helen Shanahan, Manager of The Craft Granary.
Classes (which all cost €35 including materials) scheduled so far are:


Clonmel Craft Classes


Knitting for Beginners with Kathleen Hogg


Knit one Purl one and much more!

County Museum, Clonmel
Dates: Feb 3rd,10th, 17th, 24th and March 5th
Times: 2pm -4pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Kathleen Hogg 086 8427048

Paper Craft with Ber O’ Donnell

Creative card making; starting off by making your own paper then adding a special touch using Parchment Craft, Decoupage or Marbling
The Resource Centre ,Kickham St. Clonmel
Fridays Jan 21ST, 28TH, Feb 4th 11th
10.30am to 1 pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Ber O’ Donnell 083 3351090

Screen Printing with Una O’Dwyer Schurman

This one day workshop will teach you the basic skills and techniques of silk screen printing. You will learn how to print, make stencils and have the opportunity to print your own designs to take home. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

County Museum, Clonmel
Saturday 12th and 19th of February
10am -4 pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Una 086 8717249

Mala Jewellery with Annie Hogg

Design and make jewellery using an ancient Egyptian knot technique.
The Family Resource Center Kickham st. Clonmel
,Friday 18th, 25th,Feb, 4th,11,and 18th of March
10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Annie 086-2561399

Picture Framing with Michael Collins
Learn how to frame your own photgraphs and art in this 1 day workshop with Michael Collins.

The County Museum, Clonmel.
February 26th
10am - 4 pm
cost 25 euro (including materials)

Creative Printing With Kathryn O'Brien
Family Resource Centre, Kickham St, Clonmel
9th AND 16th of April
10am -4 pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Kathryn 086 3593064


Cahir Craft Classes



Jewellery Making with Francoise Hickey

Favourite beads, broken jewellery…. Bring them to this workshop and learn how to make your own unique beautiful jewellery.

The Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir
Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th February
10am- 4pm

Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)

For more information or to make a booking contact Francoise 086 3069893


Mosaic workshop with Eileen Singleton

Learn how to design and create your own mosaic.

The Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir
12th and 19th of February.
10am -4pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Eileen 058 47953


Rush Work with Marie Crean

Learn the techniques of rush work and how to makes Baskets and other objects with award winning Craft worker Marie Crean

The Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir
Saturday 26th Feb. and Saturday 5th March
10am- 4pm

Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)

For more information or to make a booking contact Marie 052 6131467

Home Soft Furnishings with Breda Keane

Home Sewing Skills.....An easy beginner’s workshop designed to cover all the basic skills to help you make beautiful soft furnishings for your home.

The Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir
Saturday 12th and Saurday 19th March
10am- 4pm

Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)

For more information or to make a booking contact Breda 086 8791348


Portrait Sculpture with Michelle Seward


Recreate yourself in Clay; learn how to sculpt a portrait from a picture using modelling clay.

The Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir
Saturday 26th march and Saturday 2nd April
10am- 4pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Michelle 086 2108027

Cashel Craft Classes


Crochet for Beginners with Helen Bourke

Venue: Cashel Library

Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February.

Time: 10am. – 12.30pm
contact Helen on 086 8665395
cost €35euro including materials


Patchwork Applique and Quilting with Leslie Lynch

Cashel Public Library
Wednesday 2nd,9th,16th and 23rd of March 10a.m to 12.30 pm
cost €35 including materials
contact Leslie on 087 2603753

Fethard

Jewellery Making with Rachel O’ Hanlon

Create wearable jewellery from recyclable materials

Fethard Youth Centre

Lino Printing Workshop with Maria O’ Donovan

Learn how to create art prints using the Lino printing technique

Fethard Youth Center

Saturday 26th of Feb and 5th of March

10am 4pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Maria 0860380830

Felt Making Workshop with Emma Allott


Learn how to make and work with felt

The Youth Centre Fethard,
Thursday April 7th , Friday 8th and Saturday 9th
10am-12.30 on 7th and 8th, 10am-4pm on 9th
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Emma 086 3032397

Tipp Town Craft Classes

Tipperary Excel


Tapestry with Merrie O Higgins


Learn the art of tapestry, from constructing a frame to designing a colour scheme to finally creating your own tapestry.

Tipperary Excel

19th and 26th of March
10am to 4 pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Merrie O Higgins on 085 1264270

Embroidery with Mary Ellard


All you ever wanted to know about embroidery

Tipperary Excel
Thurs 10th, 17th, 24TH , February and 3rd and 10th March
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Mary Ellard on 086 3620404


Papercraft with Georgina Johnston

A paper craft class where you will learn to create paper animals, puppets and flowers

Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th February
10am to 4pm
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact
Georgina Johnston on 087 7982922

Carrick Craft Classes

Enamelling with Anne Murphy

Enamel a Jewel and wear it home

Nano Nagel Resource Centre, Carrick on Suir
Saturday 12th and 19th of February
Cost : 35 Euro (includes materials)
For more information or to make a booking contact Anne 087 1340220

There has been a great response from students who attended some trial workshops hosted by the Craft Granary in the autumn. A selection of comments includes;
“Spot on! Well thought out and great to have something to take away at the end.”
“Wonderful tutor. She explained and helped everyone and offered advice and assistance where necessary. We are all very happy with our efforts.”






Photo caption: Learn how to create unique pieces like this
The Craft Granary would like to acknowledge the financial support received from South Tipperary Development Company, The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and the EU in running these classes.

For more details and up to date information on classes go to
www.craftgranary.com or
www.craftgranary.blogspot.com or
www.facebook.com and search for craft granary

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Press contact:
Carmel Keating / Alan Norris
Craft Granary
Church St,
Cahir
Ph: 052 7441473
fax: 052 7441415
Email: projects@craftgranary.com
www.craftgranary.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Taste of Craft workshop program!

Some months back we reported that The craft granary had recieved Funding from South Tipp Development Company to run a craft workshop program in the south Tipp Area!

Well Since then we have been working on the project which we have christened "A Taste of Craft" ,The project will involve rolling out approx 60 workshops by 30 different local craft workers giving classes on a wide variety of different crafts , from Jewellery,Crochet,Mosaics,picture framing, Bodhran making,woodturning,knitting plus lots more,

The workshops will take place in the following venues
Cahir "The Craft Granary"
Clonmel "The Narrow space" ,"The Common Thread Cafe" and the County Museum.
Carrick on suir "The Nano Nagel resource Centre"
Tipperary Town "Tipp Excel"
Cashel "The Library"
Fethard "The Resource Center"

For more info or if you have suggestions as to what classes you would like to see in your Town please contact Alan at projects@craftgranary.com

Christmas !Market Thurles

There will be a Christmas Market held in Thurles on Sunday 5th of December at Hayes Hotel, from 1pm to 6 pm
The Market will mainly be outdoor but some spaces indoors are available ,price for a stall is 50euro with all proceeds going to local charities. The Fair is being held on the same day the xmas lights are going to be turned on in Thurles so a good attendance can be expected. For more details and to book a place please contact Nikki Veasey on 0879860033 or email veasy@eircom.net

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sunday Craft Fairs at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel ,Cahir,Co Tipperary

Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir Co.Tipperary will be running an Indoor Craft Fair on the Second Sunday of each month Starting on Sunday the 10th of October from 12 to 4 ,there will be no charge for stall holders and tables and power points are available if needed, if you would like to have a stall at the fair contact Karen on 052 74 41288 or e-mail karen@kilcoranlodge.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Traditional Food and Farming day Market, Clonmel 29th of August!

There are still a few spaces left for the Traditional Food and Farming day Market to be held in Clonmel on the 29th of August,The Cost is 30 euro per space and stall holders would have to bring their own table and chair.
Interested parties can contact Kathryn on 086 3593064 or e-mail kathrynobrien30@yahoo.ie

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lunchtime Gallery Talk ,12th fo August!

An opportunity not to be missed!!!
The Arts Service is organising a lunchtime gallery talk on Thurs 12th August at 1.15 - 1.50. This is an opportunity to come and see the exhibition at the County Museum and learn about the works from National collections from experienced mediators from the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
"Dust in the air suspended" is an exhibition of works from the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, presented by South Tipperary County Council’s Arts Service at the South Tipperary County Museum. Artists in the exhibition include; Dorothy Cross, Gary Coyle, Antony Gormley, Ilya Kabakov, Alice Maher, Fergus Martin, Austin McQuinn, Isabel Nolan, Jesús Rafael Soto.
If you wish to attend just email me at sally.oleary@southtippcoco.ie For more information contact Sally O’Leary Arts Officer, South Tipperary County Council 052 6134565

Craft Workers Wanted!

The Craft Granary has received funding from the South Tipperary Development Board to Facilitate a series for craft workshops throughout South Tipperary this autumn and we are currently looking for craft workers to submit proposal for workshops they would be interested in teaching.We will be paying Tutors 45 euro per hour.you you would like a proposal form please contact Alan at projects@craftgranary.com

Traditional Food and Farming Day ,Clonmel 29th of August!

Traditional Food and Farming day will be held in Clonmel on the 29th of August. There will be a Traditional Craft Market Taking place on the day and Spaces at the market are available to Tipperary based Craft Workers at 30 euro per space and stall holders would have to bring their own table and chair.
Interested parties can contact Kathryn on 086 3593064 or e-mail kathrynobrien30@yahoo.ie

Friday, July 16, 2010

Autumn Craft Fair, Wexford! 16/10/2010

We are holding an Autumn Craft Fair for County Wexford at the beautiful ‘Sean Og’s’ Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Wexford on the 16th October 2010. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm. We are aiming for prestigious crafters who can put themselves forward and promote local crafts and products/services.
We have spaces for 40 crafters and aim not to duplicate the products that each exhibitor sells, giving each crafter the opportunity to really promote their products. This will be heavily supported by the press, and an advertising and marketing campaign.
Exhibitor applications will be dealt with on a ‘first come first served’ basis. The cost is €30 per rectangular stall (8ft 2), €40 per circular display stall (6ft) and €20 if you wish to bring your own table (no bigger than 2ft), all of which is payable on booking. Should you be interested in taking a stall at the Wexford’s Autumn Craft Fair please complete the form attached. We will review each applicant and get back to you ASAP to confirm your booking, to which the fee must then be paid.
This is a great opportunity to show people what Wexford has to offer. If you require any additional information please feel free to contact me on the number below or reply to this email.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
My Kindest Regards
Cathy Owens
Owner
www.bumpstobooties.com
086 828 0765

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Major Boost Given To Craft Industry in Tipperary

The Craft Granary, based in Cahir, has received a major boost for craft workers in the county from The South Tipperary Development Company. The Craft Granary applied for funding to run a series of craft workshops in Clonmel, Cahir, Cashel, Carrick On Suir, Fethard and Tipperary town. The workshops will be held in the autumn and will focus on teaching traditional and contemporary crafts.
“We are thrilled with this support for our local craft industry” said Helen Shanahan, Manager of The Craft Granary. “It's tough out there for people working in craft to make a living. This opportunity to get paid work in passing on their skills is a major coup for them”.
The Craft Granary are now looking for local crafts people both amateur and professional who would be interested in teaching their craft to others. Any craft will be considered. No teaching qualifications are required and the rate of pay will be €45 per hour. If you are interested in getting involved and want to find out more please contact Alan Norris on 052 7441473 or e-mail projects@craftgranary.com

Photo caption: The Craft Granary in Cahir
The Craft Granary was built in the nineteenth century and was fully restored in 2000. It showcases and sells crafts made locally. Crafts including pottery, textiles, woodturned pieces, glassware and jewellery are on sale. The work of several local photographers are featured. A Gallery on the first floor is free of entry charge. Currently running is an exhibition of Clonmel artists Nellie and Kathryn O'Brien and Vee Mason featuring oils, watercolours and mixed media. All are welcome to come in and browse - in person or online at www.craftgranary.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Leader Food and Craft Village,2010 Ploughing Championship!

The Leader Food and Craft Village at this years Ploughing championships being held in Athy Co.Kildare will be a Combined Village featuring Food and Craft Stands. The Marquee will be considerably larger than previously and will still be located on a prime site at the Championships. All Food and Crafts must be of Irish orign or have significant value added locally.
Stands cost 1050euro of which 50% is part funded by leader. for more info and application forms contact Isobel Fletcher, LEADER Food and Craft Village Co-ordinator,01 4600091 ,087 9794369 E-MAIL: isobel@ildn.ie

Hello!

Hi ,
My Name is Alan and as Teresa Mentioned in a previous post I am taking over from Teresa the Craft Granary so hope you can all bear with me as I find my feet.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN)

Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) is an all-island umbrella group for business Angel networks. We are dedicated to promoting Angel investment and supporting the early stage entrepreneurial community in Ireland. We work to create an eco-systems that promotes and supports early stage investment market. We are actively working to increase the number of Angel investors who are interested in investing in early stage companies. We support the formation of new and existing Angel networks, both regionally and internationally, and within industry sectors. HBAN also acts as a voice to Government, stakeholders, business and the media to promote the interests and needs of the Angel and early stage investment community.

For more http://www.hban.org/

New Project Manager at the Craft Granary

Hi all,

Just to let everyone know, I am leaving the Craft Granary in a couple of weeks. A very nice man by the name of Alan Norris is taking over from me as Project Manager and he can be contacted at projects@craftgranary.com and 087 905 8471

Many thanks for all your support,

Teresa

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival 2010 Carrick-on-Suir, June 11th - 13th 2010

There is a full weekend of Music & Arts events planned for the Festival to cater for all tastes and ages including the Clancy Family Legacy Show, Concerts by leading national & international Folk Musicians, Art Exhibition Trail, Craft Fair, Lunch Theatre, Poetry, Heritage, Walking Tours, Quayside Entertainment, Family Fun Day and much more...many events Free

Celebrating Creativity Locally
The Art Exhibition Trail branch of the Clancy Brothers Festival is continually expanding from year to year where over 100 new, emerging and established artists, photographers, students and craftworkers from Carrick-on-Suir and all corners of the South East unite to showcase their latest diverse collection of inspiring unique artistic work in Celebration of Creativity Locally!

Just follow the Art Exhibition Trail signs around the town of Carrick-on-Suir and over the old bridge to Carrick Beg and be prepared to Discover the splendour of original art works in all styles and meet the artists who created them, Be awed by Carrick-on- Suir Camera Club’s spectacular photographic images as they share their passion for photography, Explore Carrick-on-Suir’s emerging young talented artists from local schools and experience their exciting display of vibrant artwork that captures the imagination, Uncover our local talented Craft workers as they showcase their constantly evolving collection of functional, decorative & innovative unique hand-crafted goods at the Craft Fair on William Street.…

Visit all Art Exhibition Venues along the Trail - Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre, Strand Theatre, Friary Gallery & Community Arts Centre, Clancy House Nano Nagle Resource Centre, Public Library, Clancy Festival Office and the Presentation National School during the Festival weekend June 11th - 13th 2010 and be in with a chance to win a €100 voucher towards the artwork of your choice!!

In 2010 we have a few new treats for Art enthusiasts of all ages… at the Clancy Festival Office on New Street there will be an exclusive inaugural “Clancy Brothers Inspired” exhibition where Art Trail artists will be exhibiting a creative work of art as a tribute to The Clancy Brothers capturing their unrivalled magic in music and theatre Introduce young people to Art in our interactive and fun workshops along the Art Trail and watch their imaginations grow! Children’s workshops are free, details available at Festival Office & Venues. Adding another dimension to Art Trail 2010 you may get to see “Artists at work” actively creating an original piece of art up close and personal along the trail, so be prepared to be inspired! Art Exhibition Trail Venues general opening hours are 12 noon - 6pm (see Art Exhibition Trail Brochures for full details).

For Art Trail Enquiries, Contact Clancy Festival Office (051) 645588. The Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival - brochures available at several outlets. To keep up to date on Festival information visit our website www.clancybrothersfestival.org/. To keep up to date on Art Trail 2010 news check out www.clancyfestivalarttrail.blogspot.com/ and Follow us on Facebook (Festival) and Facebook (Art Trail).
Thank you for supporting Local Art!

Monday, May 31, 2010

CCoI BUILDING CRAFT ENTERPRISE - Making it in Business Programme 2010

Building on the Foundations of the 2008- 2009 Making it in Business Programme the CCoI has launched a new programme which will commence in September 2010.

If you have product close to market ready and wish to optimize opportunities in the mainstream or collector markets and believe that you have the potential to grow your business then download the application form here, complete and return by the 25th of June .

If you have further questions please contact Emer Ferran, Enterprise Development Programme Manager, Crafts Council of Ireland.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Call Out For Creative Island At Showcase 2011

CALL OUT FOR CREATIVE ISLAND AT SHOWCASE 2011

New Applications:Creative Island will again take centre stage at Showcase 2011.

To apply please complete the application form (word document) and return electronically to Emma McGrath at emmamcgrath@ccoi.ie

Closing date for applications is Monday the 21st of June.All Creative Island 2010 exhibitors will automatically be eligible for 2011 and will receive a booking form in the post by Tuesday the 1st of June 2010.

Contact:For any questions in relation to Creative Island please contact Emma McGrath 056 7761804

Friday, May 21, 2010

A message from the editor of www.videojug.com

Hello,

I am the editor of videojug.com, the world’s leading ‘how to’ website. We’re about to get bigger and better… and I’d like you to be a part of it.

We are launching a powerful new self-publishing / blogging service that helps those in the know (i.e. you) connect with our knowledge-hungry audience.

We are looking for a select group of skilled and creative people to become Founding members of the Art & Craft Channel on the new service which launches at the end of May.

As a Founding Member you will be able to help shape how our service develops and establish yourself as the font of knowledge on everything from needlework and dressmaking to pottery and woodworking.

There are some great benefits to being a founder member:
Create text & video pages to promote your skills, knowledge & even your business. Even create a site if you’re feeling adventurous!
Be sure that your pages will get read. Our skilled search-engine-optimisation team will get maximum exposure in Google for your work;
Get back-links to your existing website or blog;
Connect with knowledge-hungry enthusiasts who share your interests;
Earn real rewards for sharing what you know: cash, kudos and more...
Become a pillar of a new online community of skilled craftsmen & eager hobbyists.

If you’re keen to find out more and be involved in this exciting project then please let me know. You can reply to this email (it’s come from a real person!) and I will send you more information and a start-up pack.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Harriet
Harriet Hungerford
Editor
Harriet@email.videojug.com
www.videojug.com

Flower Festival at Town Park Tralee 19th & 20th June

Craft workers are invited to take part in the Flower Festival at Town Park Tralee 19th & 20th June, spaces are free of charge.

There will be a marque which will fit 6 stands but anyone else wishing to bring along a table and set up is more then welcome and the good thing is it is FREE.

The Flower Festival has always drawn a huge crowd to the town and as the weather this year has been so wonderful we’re sure the weekend with be a dry sunny day perfect for the outdoors. If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible as first come first severed with the undercover stands.

There will only be one of each craft allowed inside as to give a better chance to all for sales.

To book your place please contact Georgina Maher at
artybits@eircom.net spaces are allocated on a first come basis so if interested please book your space as soon as possible.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vintage & Classic Motor Show and Craft Fair

At Demense Furniture Outlet, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June 2010
Saturday set-up from 12 noon to 2 pm, trading until 6 pm.
Sunday trading from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Stalls are 30 Euro (Electricty at 5 Euro extra)

Email teresaheffernan@ireland.com for application form.

The Abbeyleix Festival is on this weekend and there will be lots going on in the area.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tipperary Traditional Food & Farming day 29 August

Craft workers and food producers from Co. Tipperary are invited to apply for a trading space.

Please contact Kathryn O'Brien at kathrynobrien30@yahoo.ie or 0863593064

You must supply your own table, chairs, covers etc. Cost per space is 30 Euro.

Craft Fair and Food day at the Junction Festival Clonmel.

Craft Fair and Food day taking place in Clonmel 3rd July 10am to 4 pm

30 Euro per stand, 50% deposit secures stand.

You must provide your own stand, tables, covers etc.

Contact Kathryn O’Brien on 086 3593064 or
kathrynobrien30@yahoo.ie to book.

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Craft Shop opening in Cashel.

Winnie Looby, Artist and Designer is opening a new shop in Cashel, Co. Tipperary and is inviting craft workers to contact her regarding selling their work there.

Contact Winnie on 086 0829747 www.winnielooby.com

Great opportunity to display your products in South Tipp.

Bealtaine Festival 2010 Celebrating Creativity in Older Age1st – 31st May

Cahir, Clonmel, Cashel and Carrick libraries are offering craft workers the opportunity to display their products during the Bealtaine Festival.

Please contact Teresa on 087 268 2466 teresaheffernan@ireland.com



Cahir Library craft demonstrations.

Cahir library would like three craft workers to give a demonstration each on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (dates to be confirmed) during the Bealtaine Festival. This would be a good way to promote workshops you give and also to sell some of your products.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Craft classes at the Craft Granary


Saturday 24th April

10 am to 1pm Card making and Lumra

2 pm and 4.30 pm Candlewicking (white on white embroidery)

Cost: €10

Call Jenny Kiely on 052 7441296 to confirm your place

Exhibition at the Craft Granary

South Tipperary ICA

Exhibition of Arts and Crafts

The Craft Granary, Cahir

13th to 24th April

Mon – Fri 10am to 6 pm

Sat 9am to 5pm

Free admission

Come in and browse through this wonderful display.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Unique Opportunities to demonstrate your Craft at Bloom

Unique Opportunities to demonstrate your Craft at Bloom

Thursday 3rd June to Monday 7th June Phoenix Park, Dublin

DEMONSTRATION OPPORTUNITIES

Expressions of interest are being sought from Guilds who wish to demonstrate in a Selected Demonstration Area at Bloom 2010

Details Required:

Name of Guild:
Name of Contact:
Email Address & phone number of contact:

Deadline for expressions of Interest Friday 23rd April 2010 Please email Mary Whelan at maryw@ccoi.ie

Midlands Home and Garden Show

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd invites you to participate in the Midlands Food & Craft Marquee at Midlands Home and Garden Show.

Location:
Belvedere House Mullingar Co. Westmeath

Dates: Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June 2010

The Midlands Garden Festival once again promises to be a feast for the senses; with a fantastic array of Garden and Home equipment from over 300 exhibitors, Continental Market, Bee Keeping displays, Seminars, Special Fairy Village for Children and more! The festival takes place in the beautiful parkland of Belvedere with its spectacular backdrop of Ireland’s largest man made folly - the Jealous Wall!

Last year there were over 40,000 visitors at this event held in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Mullingar -
www.belvedere-house.ie

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd has liaised with the venue provider –
Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Mullingar and the event promoter Alan Collins of Southern Promotions regarding the inclusion of a Midlands Food and Craft Marquee at the Midlands Home and Garden Show.

Notes re Midlands Food & Craft Marquee at Midlands Home and Garden Show, Belvedere House Mullingar Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June

* Area of 2.5 m frontage and 1.5 m depth
* The marquee will be floored
* Power will be supplied
* Toilets and handwash facilities will be available at the main house in Belvedere
* Note: You will need to bring your own furniture and tablecloths.
* Please keep your stand area clean at all times.
* Please ensure prices of your products are clearly visible.

The marquee will have a walk through system ie openings at both ends.

Dates of the Show

Friday 11th June Saturday 12th June Sunday 13th June

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd. has negotiated the same price as last year.

Cost of participation is €300 + VAT = Total Cost €364.50. Deposit of 50% ie €150 is required to confirm booking. Balance :Postdated cheque 7 days prior to show. Deposit is due for payment with application form and full payment is required prior to opening of exhibition.

The event is being advertised nationally on radio and print media. The
2fm Roadcaster will be at the show, advertising will be done on 103fm, TV3 and 150,000 inserts will be put in regional newspapers.

If you would like to receive a Booking Form - please email Rhona Rogers, Tourism Development Officer, Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd. at
rhona.rogers@westmeathcoco.ie or call 044 9335389

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Durrow Arts Festival and Craft Fair 2010

Durrow Development Forum would like to invite craft workers to apply for a place in the craft section at the up coming Durrow Arts Festival 2010
The Arts Festival is running from 29th of April to the 3rd of May.
The craft area will be running from the official opening
Friday 30th at 7pm Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd

Spaces cost €20 and are limited.

Please contact Noeleen on 0879636460

INTER-CHANGES: Craft & Context Symposium, Exhibitions and Evening Lectures

INTER-CHANGES: Craft & Context Symposium
Date: 9:00am - 5:00 pm 13-14 April 2010
Venue: National Collage of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin



Full program:
http://craftandcontext.blogspot.com/2010/03/symposium-timetable.html or
request program ( 6.44 MB ) by email:

Aideen at craftandcontext@gmail.com.


Fee: EUR23/day and students EUR12/day; Light Lunch is included.
Pre-registration is required as places are limited.
Please register and pay online by visiting:
http://craftandcontext.blogspot.com/
or download registration form



NCAD Students and staff are invited to attend gratis, but are asked to Pre
Register by March 31 in CGM office or by email: Aideen at
craftandcontext@gmail.com.

Exhibitions:

Inter-changes: Craft and Context Exhibition
Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.
Dates: April 14th - May 4th 2010. The exhibition will be open to the public
4 - 6 pm: 14th, 15th, 20th, 27th April and 4th May 2010.
To arrange to see the exhibition outside of these hours please contact
Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission, T: +353 1 660 7670
E: colleen.dube @fulbright.ie


Craft and Context: Influx Exhibition
Venue: Irish Museum Of Contemporary Art. Plane/Site Gallery, Lad Lane (Old
OPW), Off Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.
Dates: April 9th - 22nd 2010;
Mon.-Sun. 12pm-5pm;
6:00pm - 8:00pm,
Admission Free


Opening Night: 18.00 pm April 14th 2010;
Admission Free
http://craftandcontextinflux.wordpress.com

Evening Lectures

EVENING LECTURES AT EXHIBITION SITE Mason Hayes & Curran
A series of evening lectures will accompany Inter-changes: Craft and Context


Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.
Time: 6 - 8pm


Dates & Speakers:
April 20th Mary White, Muriel Beckett and Eva Kelly
April 27th Dr. Audrey Whitty, Assistant Keeper, National Museum
of Ireland, Geraldine Grubb and Karina Abdulbaneeva
May 4th Caroline Madden, Deirdre Rodgers and Kirsty Mc Ghie


Contact Person: Executive Director, Fulbright Commission, T: +353 1 660 7670
E: colleen.dube @fulbright.ie Admission Free


INTER-CHANGES: CRAFT AND CONTEXT SYMPOSIUM
The formation of a critical context for craft is the subject of a rich
international debate within which, over the last ten years, many disciplines
have found a voice. Irish makers, as they understand and articulate their
practice through the new and evolving language of craft, have begun to take
their place among this intellectual community.The programme of this
symposium offers possibilities for contemporary makers, designers, sculptors
and anyone interested in the crafts to build alliances to sustain
creativity, create new avenues of interest and help ensure future
development of this sector. The symposium is open to the public.


* Symposium Keynote presentations will be made by Glenn Adamson - Head of
Graduate Studies in the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London and Arline Fisch, who has played a central role in the
revitalization of jewellery as a contemporary art form and was Professor of
Art (Emerita) - San Diego State University from 1961 - 2000.


* Contributing international professionals include: Robert Brady (US),
Frances Chapin (US), Vanessa Cutler (UK), Geoffrey Mann (UK), Lesley Millar
(UK), Robert Milnes (US), Alex Robins (US), Sandy Simon (US), and Wayne
Strattman (US).


* Contributing professionals from Ireland include: Stanislava
Antonijevic-Elliott, Nicola Gordon Bowe, Marie Brett, Mary Cahill, Róisín
de Buitléar, Mark Elliott, Sandy Fitzgerald, Michael Flannery, Eleanor
Flegg, Olivier Gaillot, Lisa Godson, Ed Kuczaj, Anna Moran, Hilary O'Kelly,
Cearbhall E. O'Meadhra, Gana Roberts, Georgie Thompson, and Audrey Whitty.

Waterford glass workers from Irish Handmade Glass will demonstrate blowing
and glass cutting in the glass shop. On Wednesday there will be a porcelain
throwing demonstration. Please see schedule and blog for more information.

This programme of events is conceived and negotiated by Fulbright scholar
Mary B. White, Caroline Madden, NCAD Glass lecturer and nineteen
co-researchers who participated in the NCAD, Landscape of Aesthetics and
Design, seminar series since October 2009: twelve contemporary Irish makers,
Muriel Beckett, Peter Fulop, Geraldine Grubb, Breda Haugh, Eva Kelly, Aoife
Ludlow, Liz Nilsson, Renata Pekowska, Deirdre Rogers, Clare Turley, Brigitta
Varadi, and Suzannah Vaughan, alongside seven NCAD CGM MA students, Karina
Abdulbaneeva, Julie Connellan, Lesley Kelly, Kirsty Mc Ghie, Richard Quin,
Suzanne Rogers and Eleanor Swan.

The programme is sponsored by the Crafts Council of Ireland, Fulbright
Commission, Mason, Hayes & Curran and the National College of Art and Design
and is co-directed by Louise Allen, Education & Awareness Manager, CCoI,
Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright, Caroline Madden, Glass
Lecturer, NCAD and Mary B. White, US Fulbright Scholar.

For more information, please contact Aideen Mc Cole, event co-ordinator
at:craftandcontext@gmail.com
or visit http://craftandcontext.blogspot.com


CURRENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY APRIL 13 Day 1

9:00 - 9:30 REGISTRATION: Harry Clarke Lobby

ENGINE ROOM, HCH
9:30 - 9:40
Introductions: Prof. Declan McGonagle, Director NCAD
9:40 - 10:40
Analogue Practice: Craft and the Culture of the Copy ; KEYNOTE: Dr. Glenn
Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at the
Victoria and Albert Museum .Chair: Declan McGonagle
10:40 - 10:50 L
Louise Allen, Education & Awareness Manager, CCoI, Chair
10:50 - 11:50
Challenging and Sustaining the Crafts: Craft initiatives in the United
States Dr. Robert Milnes, Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at
University of North Texas, President of the National Association of Schools
of Art & Design.Chair: Louise Allen

11:50 - 12:20 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
12:20 - 1:00
Break-Out: Where Next?Glenn Adamson & Robert Milnes
Twenty minutes group-discussion. Thirty minutes question and answer
Co Chair: Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe, Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual
Culture, NCAD; Visiting Professor, School
of Art and Design, University of Ulster
Co Chair: Eleanor Flegg, Craft and Design writer and
researcher

ENGINE ROOM,
12:20 - 1:00
Lighting & Glass, Renata Pekowska, Designer
Text, Suzanne Rogers, MA Candidate, Metals, NCAD
Ritual, Richard Quin, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD
Aesthetic Translations, Alex Robins, Fulbright Student, Aesthetics, Cork
University,Chair

GLASS STUDIO
Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
2:00 - 2:15
Beyond The Mark, Peter Fulop, Ceramist
2:15 - 2:30
Steering the aesthetic of a nation: The legacy of successful branding of
Irish jewellery design as initiated in late
nineteenth century Ireland. Julie Connellan, MA Candidate, Metals, NCAD
2:30 - 3:00
Irish Craft - Culture and Context
Eleanor Flegg, Chair

ENGINE ROOM,
2:00 - 3:00
A Digital Aesthetic
Aoife Ludlow: We Like Soup: Co-director, Designer, Chair Irish Handmade
Geoffrey Mann, Studio*Mrmann; Owner, Designer
Dr. Vanessa Cutler, Lecturer Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
Metropolitan University, Wales
Chair:Aoife Ludlow

3:00 - 3:30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
3:30 - 4:30
Circling the Square of the Normative,Suzannah Vaughan, Glass/ Sculptor,
Chair
Dr. Mark Elliott, Senior Lecturer Psychology, NUI Galway
Chair: Suzannah Vaughan

ENGINE ROOM,
3.30 - 4.30
Memory A constructed Truth
Memories: The creative muse, Liz Nilsson, Interdisciplinary textile artist,
Chair
Mutability of Mnemonic Structure and Remembering
Dr. Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliot , National University of Ireland
Witness: Cloth as an archive of memory
Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture at the University
for the Creative Arts Epsom, UK.

GLASS STUDIO
Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

4:30 - 5:00 Break-Out: The Artist/Curator
Lesley Millar & Sandy Simon. Chair: Dr. Frances W. Chapin, Cultural Services
Manager for the city of Edmonds, WA

WEDNESDAY APRIL 14 Day 2

9:00 - 9:30 REGISTRATION: Harry Clarke Lobby

9:30 - 9:40
Introductions: Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission,
Ireland Glass demos
9:40 - 10:40
TAKING RISKS, MAKING CHOICES, A career in the crafts

GLASS STUDIO - all Morning
Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
10:40 - 11:10
Journey and EvolutionRobert Brady, Professor of Art /Ceramics: California
Chair: Henry Pim, Lecturer, Ceramics, NCAD
11:10 - 11:40
Balancing Roles: gallery owner and potter: the mixed blessings of success
Sandy Simon, Trax Gallery (utilitarian pottery), Owner
Chair: Henry Pim Chair: Derek McGarry

ENGINE ROOM, HCH
10:40 - 11:10
Crafting glass-Creating Light-Reaching the Mind, Dr. Wayne Strattman, PhD,
University of Sunderland,Engineer/ physicist/ artist
Chair: Caroline Madden, Lecturer, NCAD
11:10 - 11:40
Rx3 Rethink, Recycle, Remake: Working to create markets for waste materials,
Olivier Gaillot, Project Manager rx3
Chair: Derek McGarry,

11:40 - 12:00 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
12:00 - 12:15
Abstraction: The Process of Deconstruction towards the Primordial, Lesley
Kelly, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD
12:15 - 1:00
Ed Kuczaj, Head of Art Therapy and Continuing Visual Education at Crawford
College, Cork
Chair: Lesley Kelly

ENGINE ROOM, HCH
12:00 - 12:15
Artists Exchange with Communities in North West Ireland, Brigitta Varadi,
Artist, Textiles
12:15 - 1:00
Craft, Art and Culture, Sandy Fitzgerald, Cultural worker/producer
Chair: Mary B. White, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, NCAD

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
2:00 - 3:00
Visual Culture and Craft
'Mindless Clattering': An exploration of the recent cultural profile of
knitting,Hilary O'Kelly, Lecturer, History of Design, NCAD
Tradition in the service of modernity: Kilkenny Design
Workshops and the promotion of Irish craft in American
department stores, 1967-76
Anna Moran, Coordinator of MA Design History and
Material Culture, NCAD

ENGINE ROOM, HCH
2.00-3.00
Art, a Question of Accessibility
Bacon: A clay interpretation for the senses
Eleanor Swan, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD, Chair
Altered images Exhibition
Georgie Thompson, Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Multimodel Visitor
Cearbhall O'Meadhra, Bank of Ireland Visiting Research
Fellow

GLASS STUDIO 2 - 5
Demos: Róisín de Buitléar working with Irish Handmade Glass,Waterford City ,
Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard Rowe , Derek Smith

3:00 - 3:30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

NOEL SHERIDAN ROOM
3:30 - 4:30
Metals - Design and aesthetics in Ireland,Breda Haugh, Designer, jeweller
Mary Cahill, FSA, FRSAI is an Assistant Keeper in the Irish
Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland
Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe, Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual
Culture, NCAD; Visiting Professor, School of Art and Design,
University of Ulster
Chair: Breda Haugh, Designer, jeweller

ENGINE ROOM, HCH
3.30-4.30
Creative and Primary Education, Clare Turley,Ceramicist, Community
Artist,Chair
Emerging patterns:Discourse analysis of primary teachers'
perspectives regarding visual arts education.
Michael Flannery, PhD candidate, NCAD
Partnerships in Glass: A Primary School Experience
Marie Brett, Freelance visual artist
Gana Roberts, Artist, glass/textiles

CERAMIC DEMOS: Sandy Simon, Trax Gallery

4:30 - 5:00
Break-Out: Where Next?
Louise Allen
Twenty minutes group-discussion. Thirty minutes question
and answer.

6pm-8 pm
OPENING IMOCA

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RDS National Crafts Competition 2010


Please note that the entries for the RDS National Crafts Competition 2010 are now officially open! With a prize fund in excess of €28,000 spread over 20 categories, the RDS National Crafts Competition is one of Europe’s leading independently adjudicated craft competitions. Since 2008, the Competition has been organised in association with the Crafts Council of Ireland. With categories such as ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles, the Competition is a unique opportunity for craft workers and designers to have their work appraised by an independent jury of experts and to compete for prestigious awards and prizes.

Each year, the winning and commended entries are showcased at the RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition during the Dublin Horse Show and for a further four days after the Horse Show concludes. For your chance to enter this prestigious competition please see the details below.

Call for Entries – 2010 RDS National Crafts Competition, Enter Online!
Deadline to enter - May 17 by 5.00pm

Monday, March 29, 2010

Large electric pottery kiln for sale.

Front loader by Kilns & Furnaces.
Excellent condition.
18 cu ft interior.
5ft 8'' high exterior.
3 phase.
Digital control box.
Automatic damper.
Furniture included.
Must be seen.
Open to offers.

Phone Marjorie; 086 8246075

Monday, March 22, 2010

South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee (VEC)

South Tipperary – Training for this area will be held at the Craft Granary 26th April 2010, if you have not already done so please contact Teresa to register.
This project is being run for craft workers from South Tipperary initially. If you are a craft worker in Carlow, Wexford, Waterford or Kilkenny and would like to participate in this training in your county then please contact Teresa to register your interest.
As the state provider of education for the County the VEC’s remit is the provision of a comprehensive range of quality education programmes to meet the needs of the community.

These include Second Level Education, Post Leaving Certificate Programmes, Further Education, Second Chance and Adult & Community Education.

As part of the Craft Granary’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities for craft workers in the South East region we are planning to host a training session given by the South Tipperary VEC. The VEC provide a wide range of courses in various subjects, they draw from their panel of tutors to provide these courses. The aim of this training session will be to present the craft worker with the opportunity of applying to become a tutor on this panel.

This training will provide participating craft workers with an overview of what is expected from VEC tutors and the benefits of being a tutor. Some of the subjects covered will be the principles of adult education, facilitation of workshops, completion of attendance records, etc.

Please send the following information to teresaheffernan@ireland.com to register your interest.

Name:
Address:
Tel:
Craft discipline:
Do you currently give workshops?

Although it is not necessary to have teaching experience we would like to hear about any teaching experience you have or any other experience you believe relevant.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Two Job Openings at the Craft Granary

We currently have 2 openings on our FAS CE scheme - for 1 retail assistant and 1 craftworker.


details on
http://www.fas.ie/

Retail Assistant (Craft)

Job Reference: JB537129 Description:
Duties: Sale of craft products from South East of Ireland. Duties also include pricing goods, displaying products attractively, operating till and wrapping goods.Applicants must be registered with FAS and meet specific eligibility criteria for these posts (see CE Eligibility link above). Eligibility will be checked by FAS prior to any referral for CE Schemes. Ineligible applicants will not be able to access these CE positions.

No. of Jobs: 1
Contract type: Temporary / Part Time
Hours per week: 39 per fortnight
Start date: 08/04/2010



Craft Worker ( CE)

Job Reference: JB537130 Description:
Duties: Develop programs to support craftworkers in our region, keep website, blog and facebook up to date, apply for funding. Aptitude and willingness to learn computers is an advantage. Applicants must be registered with FAS and meet specific eligibility criteria for these posts (see CE Eligibility link above). Eligibility will be checked by FAS prior to any referral for CE Schemes. Ineligible applicants will not be able to access these CE positions.

No. of Jobs: 1
Contract type: Temporary / Part Time
Hours per week: 19.5
Start date: 09/04/2010


Contact Helen on 052 7441473 or email CV to E-Mail: craftgranary1@eircom.net

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Arty Bits Easter Craft Fair.

You are invited to exhibit at The Carlton Hotel, Dan Spring Road at the Arty Bits Easter Craft Fair. The Fair is on Easter Sunday 4th April, with free children's entertainment, Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, Free Entrance to Fair along with Free Parking and a raffle on the day. .

If you wish to book a stand please email Georgina at artybits@eircom.net as soon as possible to secure your stand with the information detailed below. Stands can be held for 3 working days to ensure postage of fee which is €55 euro. Tables are provided with table cloth, please let Georgina know if you have any needs (wall space, power etc..)

As this fair is part of the Tir na Nog festival it promises to be a wonderful day for crafters as for the public.

Send the following information to Georgina to secure your stand.

Name
Address
Contact Number
Email address
Craft
Description of abilities and fairs attended


Please forward cheque or postal order for 55euro to Georgina Maher,
57 Rath Oraigh, Tralee.
Contact no.’s 066 7192474 / 087 6211752
Email artybits@eircom.net

Monday, March 15, 2010

White Castle Fair

White Castle is an exciting new opportunity for artisans and craft workers to sell their quality produce in the unique and historic environment of White Castle, Athy, County Kildare. Opening May 2010

The owner of this impressive venue asked me to visit the Castle and give my opinion on how an artisan & craft fair would work there. The building itself and it’s location lends very well to the idea and with the National & European Ploughing Championships being held in Athy Sep 21st to 23rd this year along with the TriAthy June 5th and 6th and the twentieth Athy Bluegrass Festival 8th to 11th July there will be no shortage of visitors to the town.

If you are interested in taking a space then please contact me to register your interest. The owner has not started to allocate spaces yet but will soon. I think that there will be great interest in this venue.

White Castle is situated only 45 minutes drive from Dublin in the heart of one of Ireland’s most historic towns – Athy, County Kildare. A spectacular medieval style marquee on the Castle grounds will form the heart of the Fair which will open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm

Period style entertainment will be supplied by local actors and musicians creating an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

White Castle Fair will be advertised nationally through press and radio to generate awareness of this great family day out.


Facilities include:
Car Parking
Coffee Shop
Electricity Supplied
Toilet Facilities on site
Professionally Run
Themed Events
Child Friendly with Face Painting, Balloon modellers etc.
Ongoing marketing campaign
Impressive web presence
Local and National Advertising
Competitive rates

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Saint Patrick’s Day in Cahir

The parade starts at 12.30 followed by Irish dancing and music on stage in the Square and an area has been set aside for Arts and Crafts displays.

All Art and Craft workers are invited to book a space where they can give demos and display/sell their work.

The space is free, you will have to provide your own shelter, tables, chairs etc and your own Public Liability Insurance. Set up between 11.30 and 12:30

To book your place please call Maria Taylor on 086 1022014 before end of business Monday 15th March.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Attention jewellers!

We are looking to enhance the jewellery we stock at the Craft Granary shop. Whether you already stock our shop or not we would like to hear from you.

Please email Teresa with your details (inc your wholesale catalogue if available) and one of our buyers will be in contact with you shortly to discuss further.

Teresa Heffernan teresaheffernan@ireland.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Durrow, Co. Laois St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Market

Open Air Market in Durrow Wednesday 17th March from 11.00am to 4.00pm. I have attended a number of Markets in Durrow over the past few years and have always thoroughly enjoyed them. There has always been a great atmosphere and they are always very well supported.

This year the Market will be situated along the walls of the Castle, the famous non-motorised parade will begin at 2.00pm and ends at the location of the Market to be followed by Leprechaun Racing!

The cost is €10 per stand and €20 if your require electricity. You will need to supply your own cover, tables, chairs etc.

There are a very limited number of spaces remaining.

If you are interested please contact Delphine Lawlor at delphinepilard@yahoo.co.uk

Craft Networks

There are many benefits of being a member of a Craft Network, hearing about new opportunities, receiving group discounts at events, sharing workloads, having the support of likeminded people etc.

We are looking to help establish a number of local Craft Networks in the South East and are eager to hear from Craft Workers interested in joining.

Each Network will of course have their own goals; however we would like to help all of the Networks to work towards attending Showcase Ireland and/or the Ploughing Championships and hosting their own Craft Fair.

Another advantage of being a member of a Craft Network is that of the possible financial support of the Crafts Council of Ireland through their Guilds, Associations, Networks & Societies (GANS) Support Scheme. This support is offered on an annual basis and this year’s closing date is March 31st.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a Craft Network then please contact Teresa as soon as possible.

087 268 2466 teresaheffernan@ireland.com

Silver Jewellery Making Classes in Clonmel and Prague


Silver Jewellery Making Classes in Clonmel
Starting beginning of March for 2 hours, one night per week for 10 weeks. No experience needed, just ENTHUSIASM.



Silver Jewellery making Classes in Prague
The course will be run over one week, starting in April and will include;

Flights
Accommodation (sharing)
Breakfast and main meal

Travel in Prague
Course fee.


For further details please email Rory at rorydonohoe@eircom.net

Bealtaine Festival 2010

Bealtaine Festival 2010 Celebrating Creativity in Older Age
1st – 31st May

We are looking for craft workers to give demonstrations during the month of May, where members of the public will be encouraged to get involved in trying the craft themselves. This is a good opportunity for craft workers who want to promote their craft and/or workshops they provide.

The Festival Brochure is going to print next week and we need to get the names and details of the craft workers participating by the end of this week.

Clonmel Library needs 1 craft worker for Wednesday 19th May from 11.45am to 12.45pm

Cashel Library needs 3 craft workers to give 1 demonstration each from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, dates to be confirmed.

Carrick Library needs 1 craft worker, date to be confirmed.

Cahir Library needs 3 craft workers to give demonstrations on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, dates to be confirmed.

All mentioned Libraries have agreed to give us a showcase space for the month of May where craft workers can display their craft; again this is a good opportunity to promote your craft, new products and any workshops you are running.

Please contact Teresa as soon as possible to register your interest in participating.
087 268 2466 teresaheffernan@ireland.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

RDS National Crafts Competition

Boasting a prize fund in excess of €30,000 over 20 different categories, the RDS National Crafts Competition is one of Europe’s leading independently adjudicated craft competitions. Since 2008, the Competition has been organised in association with the Crafts Council of Ireland. Read more here.

Future Maker Awards and Grants

The Crafts Council of Ireland’s ‘Future Maker Awards and Grants’ provide support for the next generation of makers to learn, experience, investigate, develop, create and shape the future of Irish Craft. Future Makers fund: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more. Future Makers Awards and Grants are designed to support students and recent graduates of full-time craft based studies or training to pursue a career in the craft industry. Applying is easy and when you register your interest you could win €200.00 worth of craft materials! Check it out here

South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee (VEC)

This project is being run for craft workers from South Tipperary initially. If you are a craft worker in Carlow, Wexford, Waterford or Kilkenny and would like to participate in this training in your county then please contact Teresa to register your interest.

As the state provider of education for the County the VEC’s remit is the provision of a comprehensive range of quality education programmes to meet the needs of the community.

These include Second Level Education, Post Leaving Certificate Programmes, Further Education, Second Chance and Adult & Community Education.

As part of the Craft Granary’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities for craft workers in the South East region we are planning to host a training session given by the South Tipperary VEC. The VEC provide a wide range of courses in various subjects, they draw from their panel of tutors to provide these courses. The aim of this training session will be to present the craft worker with the opportunity of applying to become a tutor on this panel.

This training will provide participating craft workers with an overview of what is expected from VEC tutors and the benefits of being a tutor. Some of the subjects covered will be the principles of adult education, facilitation of workshops, completion of attendance records, etc.

The training will be a half day session and will be held at the Craft Granary in Cahir. Spaces are limited and we expect a high level of interest. We would encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to complete and return this form at their earliest convenience.

Please send the following information to teresaheffernan@ireland.com to register your interest.

Name:
Address:
Tel:
Craft discipline:
Do you currently give workshops?

Although it is not necessary to have teaching experience we would like to hear about any teaching experience you have or any other experience you believe relevant.