Cork Art and Design

Cork Craft Month 2012


Cork Craft Month 2012 is a month long celebration of the amazing abundance of high quality craft produced in Cork County and City. Crafts people working individually or alongside other artists present a diverse range of high quality craft activities. Through exhibitions, workshops, craft fairs and seminars you can make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

Cork Craft: From functional and decorative to tactile and wearable: it represents the very best in contemporary craftwork created by local makers.

Cork Craft Month: The perfect chance to discover locally crafted products to delight and surprise.

"And the City becomes a Village" :  A Craft Village will be set up in Cornmarket St, Cork City centre with a Cork Craft Pop Up Shop, A Craft Fair, Craft Courses, Exhibitions and Demonstrations. 

The main Craft Exhibition – “Who Made This ?” – Cork Creates 2012 will be held atThe Old Mill in Kinsale, and will showcase an exciting mix of emerging and established crafts people all of whom live and work in Cork.  

Meet the Maker Days:  Take a class or two, meet the maker, learn about craft, and experience the joy of creating a beautiful piece of craft.  The Meet the Maker days will be held at Blarney castle, The Craft Village, Cornmarket St, Cork City, Kinsale Pottery and The Courtyard Midleton amongst other venues.  See our Calendar of Events for full details.

Craft Pop Up Shops & Fairs, showcasing the work of over 100 crafts people will take place at Bantry House, Cork City Centre, The Courtyard and many more venues around the county.   They will vary in length from two to 30 days and will provide the opportunity to touch, enjoy and purchase craft created in Cork with passion and love.  

The Open Studio Trail:  of artists’ studios, across Cork City and County is a great way of exploring Cork’s diverse natural beauty while taking in its talented artists and artisans in their own creative space. Trail members include Potters, Silversmiths, Sculptors, Furniture makers, Glass and Textile Artists and many, many more.

The “Made in Cork” Trail offers a creative amble around gallaries, shops and studios where a heady mix of work from Cork-based artists and craftsmakers will be imaginatively displayed.

This is the third month-long celebration of Craft in Cork.  It is now an annual event. So, please come and enjoy the best Craft and Design that Cork City and County have to offer.

Cork Craft Month 2012 is organised by Cork Craft and Design (representing over 200 craftspeople in Cork County) with assistance from the South and West Cork County and Cork City Enterprise Boards, Failte Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their generous support.   We would also like to welcome our new Media Partners, The Evening Echo and Cork's Red FM.  We look forward to working with you to promote Cork craft and its makers.


View Information from last year's Cork Craft Month here