Cork Art and Design

A Celebration of Craft in Cork City and County

Cork Craft Month 2016   

2nd August – 4th September 2016

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

Cork Craft Month 2016 is due to be a month long festival of craft celebrating 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.

The main Craft Exhibition –  will be held in a venue in  Co. Cork,  and will showcase an exciting collection of emerging and established crafts people all of whom live and work in Cork city and county.

Craft Pop Up Shops & Fairs, showcasing the work of over 100 crafts people will take place at 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.

Workshops: Take a class or two, meet the maker, learn about craft, and experience the joy of creating a beautiful piece of craft.  See our Calendar of Events for full details.

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

This is the seventh month-long celebration of Craft in Cork, now a firm fixture in the craft calendar this annual event is a must for all lovers of beautiful handmade and locally crafted objects. Come along and enjoy the very best Craft and Design that Cork City and County has to offer. Cork Craft Month 2016 is organised by Cork Craft and Design (representing over 120 craftspeople in Cork County) with financial assistance from the Local Enterprise Offices, Cork County Arts office, Failte Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their generous support.