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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Waterford Taste of Craft Exhibition

Monday 16th July - Sat 18th August
Following the huge success of Waterford Taste of Craft initivative. The Craft Granary will be showcasing works from craft classes that were run through out rural waterford. With collections from budding jewellery makers, ceramicists, sewing & crotchet, papermaking, basket weaving, card making, mosaic, pimp your wardrobe and portraits. This is set to be a great exhibition and all are welcome to visit.

Blacksmiths Exhibition

The Craft Granary is delighted to announce the Irish Artist Blacksmiths Exhibition which is on show now. I.A.B.A are growing number of artist blacksmiths in Ireland who hand forge, restore, conserve and manipulate iron, steel, stainless stell , copper, brass and bronze into classical and contemporary decorative metal work from large architectural commissions to small domestic items.
The exhibition will be on show until Saturday 14th July .

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Historical Trail Leads Visitors on Tipperary Adventure

Butler Trail free family events planned for Carrick-On Suir, Clonmel and Cahir A tourism trail that links the Butler family history and architecture with the three towns of Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Cahir in South Tipperary is being launched this month with a host of free festivities planned. Many craft demonstrations will available to view at each launch, such as calligraphy, basketweaving, fly tying, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and rushwork. ‘The Butler Trail’, an initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Company, stretches thirty-eight kilometres along the River Suir, encouraging visitors to explore the history and the buildings of the Butlers and in turn discover the character of the towns they influenced. Butler Trail: Local Launch Events in June 2012 www.discoverireland.ie/thebutlertrail Clonmel Sat June 9th 2 – 4pm To be held in partnership with Festival Cluain Meala at their pre-festival event. Location: The Main Guard, Clonmel Cahir Sat June 30th 11am - 1pm To be held in partnership with Cahir Horse Festival: http://visitcahir.ie/Events/CarriageTrialsCahir.html Location: Cahir Castle Inch Field All launches will feature various displays, re-enactments, walking tours and craft demonstrations. For more information on each location and events occuring visit http://www.discoverireland.ie/thebutlertrail

HUGE SUCCESS FOR TIPPERARY CRAFT GATHERING EXHIBITION

Tipperary Craft Gathering is an exhibition of work by a newly formed group of craft producers from the Tipperary area. This runs in The Gallery till June 14th. The exhibition is a collection of craft, promoting the awareness and quality of local contemporary and traditional craft by the founding members of the Tipperary Craft Gathering group. It brings together the very best of Tipperary’s unique craft maker’s and artists, from ceramicists, jewelers and textile-workers to furniture makers, wood turners and carvers, paper and felt makers, sculptors and many more. Here is the group proudly displaying their work.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NEW arts venue in a heritage castle in Co Tipperary

just a stone’s throw from The Rock of Cashel Killenure Castle, in the heart of Co Tipperary, is just 5 miles from Cashel. It has opened its doors to the public for the first time, The occasion is OAK - Open Art Killenure. OAK comprises a contemporary art exhibition in the Georgian outbuildings, studio gallery and sculpture walk around the grounds. Over 30 artists have made work for the 2012 exhibition. Craftspeople taking part in the exhibition, many making site-specific work, include: Cormac Boydell, Lian Callaghan, Andrea Cleary, Inga Hamilton, Sonja Landweer, Andrew Ludick, Liz Nilsson, Caroline Schofield and Gwen Wilkinson. For more details please see www.killenure.com Image : Poseidon at OAKillenure epona artworks Killenure Castle ™ 5 miles from the Rock of Cashel on the Dundrum Road Visit Open Art Killenure in May and June. Admission to Open Art Killenure €5 (concession €2) Family ticket is available for €12 (2 adults, 3 children). The outdoor sculpture walk will take approx one hour. Open 10.30am-2.30pm. Last entry for OAK is 1pm Killenure Castle,Knockavilla, Dundrum, Co Tipperary T: 062 71498 www.killenure.com

Bealtain Festival 2012

Bealtaine Festival 2012 1 - 31 May The Bealtaine Festival is a National Programme run through May each year in association with Age & Opportunity and all over the country. Older people, both groups and individuals are actively invovled in arts events, workshops and performances. Events are listed alphabetically by county. http://bealtaine.com/bealtaine-2012/programme

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MAY AND JUNE WORKSHOPS AT WORKHOUSE STUDIOS in association with the Craft Granary

CERAMICS HANDBUILDING Classes begin Wednesday 9th May 6-8.30pm and run for 6 weeks. (15yrs+) In the first few weeks participants will first learn ceramic hand building techniques, decoration methods and how to glaze and fire in a kiln. You will then create your own project from design to finished piece on a theme of your choice . Projects ideas include a garden mural, vessels and sculpture. All of our May and June workshops total 15 hours and cost ONLY €65 (subsidised rate including materials). So whether you are a workshop lover or have never tried it before, it’s the perfect time to get involved. Where better than this vibrant, creative studio?! At Workhouse Studios, workshops are taught by full-time, professional artists and designers. These workshops will be challenging in terms of design and technical skills taught, but you’ll enjoy every minute. Places are limited to 6 per workshops so booking is essential. Email info@workhousestudios or call 0857741388.

MAY AND JUNE WORKSHOPS AT WORKHOUSE STUDIOS in association with the CRAFT GRANARY

MOULD MAKING IN CERAMICS Classes begin Saturday 5th May 10-4.30pm, again on 12th and for 2 hours 19th May. (15yrs+) Learn mould making, hand building and decorating techniques in order to produce a collection of bowls, plates or serving dishes. You will be introduced to the limitless possibilities ceramics has to offer and gain an understanding of the use of 2 dimensional imagery on 3 dimensional forms. The first session will comprise of designing, model and mould making. This will lead to hand building and decoration in the second week. Your work will then be bisque fired and ready for final decoration in the third session. All of our May and June workshops total 15 hours and cost ONLY €65 (subsidised rate including materials). So whether you are a workshop lover or have never tried it before, it’s the perfect time to get involved. Where better than this vibrant, creative studio?! At Workhouse Studios, workshops are taught by full-time, professional artists and designers. These workshops will be challenging in terms of design and technical skills taught, but you’ll enjoy every minute. Places are limited to 6 per workshops so booking is essential. Email info@workhousestudios or call 0857741388.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Interior Design On A Budget workshop

Saturday 5th May
10.00am until 1.00pm
€30 per person

After huge success in February the Craft Granary will be running another “Interior Design On A Budget” workshop. This will be held on Saturday 5th May from 10.00am until 1.00pm at The Craft Granary. The course costs €30 per person. You will save that many times over by eliminating bad interior choices.

Topics covered will be:
How to decorate your house on a budget
Preparing a house for letting or sale...
How to get the best look for less using fabrics, wallpapers, and paints
Using mirrors and glass to bring in light and space
How to revamp existing furniture
Tips on rearranging pictures, mirrors and furniture to give your house a
brand new look.

The tutor is Siobhain MacInnes. Her mantra is that everybody’s house can be a palace if you know what to do. For further details or to book a place please contact Siobhain on 087 6247217 or email marketing@craftgranary.com. Siobhain has lots of experience in interior design both here and abroad. In 2005 she bought a builder finish house which she decorated from scratch. This house was featured in the Munster Interiors Magazine in 2006.

Sewing Classes for Beginners/Intermediates.

Learn the art of sewing, measuring and marking, stitching and patterning
and working with fabrics.


◊ With Catherine Lawlor at Kilrossanty Parish Hall, Kilrossanty, Co. Waterford.
◊ 2½ Hour classes starting from 19th April to the 24th May
◊ Thursday nights weekly, starting 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
Cost is €70 for the six week course inclusive of all materials and equipment.
Finished products to include Tote bag as shown and accessories.

Contact Catherine on 085-1552795- 051-291825
Or Carmel (Craft Granary) o52 - 744147

The Craft Granary would like to thank Waterford Leader Partnership for their help and contributions to the setting up of Taste of Craft in Waterford.

Tipperary Craft Network

Are you a craft worker in Tipperary who would like to get your business off the ground?

If so, a group of local crafts people have recently got together to form the Tipperary Craft Network. The process is still in the early stages and all Tipperary Craft workers are welcome to attend the next meeting.This will be held in the Craft Granary, Church St, Cahir at 7.00pm, Monday 16th April. For more details email alan.projects@craftgranary.com or call 087-9058471

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seascape Exhibition

The Craft Granary Cahir is proud to showcase Seascapes a collection of textiles based on the sea and underwater world. Inspirations have been taken from the colour, pattern, texture and force of the sea. Through the imagination and designs of these textile artists living ...and working in Ireland they have created this stunning work that is on display for the month of February and March.

Opening Night 9th February 7.30pm - all are welcome on the night.