Calendar of Events
‘TIME’ Showcase Exhibition
The Kinsale Craft Month exhibition showcases the quality and diversity of craft in Cork City and County. Now in its sixth year, it has established itself as a highlight of Cork Craft Month and Cork's creative calendar, promoting both established and emerging makers.
This exhibition focuses on the time it takes each artist to learn and to realize their work. Everything takes time and effort, whether throwing a bowl or learning tosew.. Without time and effort technique wouldn’t exist. How that time and effort combines and how it is realised, is peculiar to each individual.
Curated by Fergal O’Leary
CCD Douglas Exhibition Space & Craft Shop
Bringing together a diverse collection of Cork Craft & Designs members work for you to view and buy. Adjacent to M&S in the Douglas Village Shopping centre this ongoing exhibition of our members work changes each month; located in a bright contemporary space where you can meet and talk to the makers working there about their products and inspirations. A ‘must see’ during Cork Craft Month.
The Home Event – with Cork Craft & Design
An extra special craft event featuring an eclectic selection of work by Cork Craft & Designs members’. A haven of handmade items for the home, this event will include furniture, textiles, ceramics, woodturning and framed pieces to suit all budgets and tastes. This is your ideal opportunity to pick up a locally made item to enhance your home or an extra special gift for someone else’s home.
Adorn (verb) :To make more beautiful or attractive Why not indulge and ‘Adorn’ yourself with the fabulous work of Cork’s Designer Makers? The Adorn Exhibition will showcase the jewellery, millinery, scarfs, bags and belts of Cork’s best craft makers. Not to be missed by the fashion conscious!
The Lavit Gallery - The Lavit Craft Collection
The Lavit Craft Collection is a range of quality, inspired craft created by Irish craftspeople. A wide range of ceramics, wood, textiles and glass items offer a great variety of unique gift ideas to suit all budgets. Love Irish Craft work!
10 Originals Celebrate Exhibition
In her simply styled gallery Etain is Bringing together some of the original group of artists to celebrate 10 years of her gallery this summer. Eadaoin Harding Kemp, Hilary Nunan, Muriel Hoey, Fine Art; Alison Ospina Greenwood Chairs; Paddy McCormack Metalwork; Pat Connor, Julian Smith, Jim Turner Ceramics; Christina Jasmin Roser Textiles & Michael Ray Glass will form a diverse group of 10 making a range of collectibles that are often as appealing for their tactile qualities as they are for their visual impact.
“WOODSPUN” an Exhibition
''WOODSPUN'' an exhibition & craft fair of hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild A perfect opportunity to discuss technique, finishes, wood types or just to chat and admire.
“West Cork Creates - Together”
The third annual ‘West Cork Creates’ exhibition is set to become a firm favourite with Cork Craft Month visitors. Entitled ‘Together’ the focus for this year’s exhibition is innovation and creativity in design and will demonstrate through working together something new can be created which is greater than the sum of its parts.Craftspeople have formed collaborative partnerships with a designer/photographer/ or artists to conceive of and create truly innovative work, bringing together a wide variety of skills and expertise. Featuring functional, decorative or practical pieces to delight and inspire. E : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gables Gallery - A Craft Collection
Come and visit this unique and diverse collection of craft in ‘The Gables Gallery’. This new modern gallery also offers a collection of work by Denis Cotter, Christine Byrne, Mark Keeling and Kieran Higgins.
Featuring many turned pieces including bowls, dishes and exquisite lamps by woodturner Tony Farrell .
‘MADE IN KINSALE’ a collection
A collection showcasing the work of Kinsale based makers, all the craftspeople exhibiting in Made In Kinsale create their work using traditional techniques and it is a collection within which you will find beautiful pieces to adorn yourself with, to carry and store things in or to decorate your home. All of the work on display is handmade to the highest of standards by an expert in their chosen craft. The collection includes woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, millinery, printing, leather working & printing.
‘Form and Function’ Society of Cork Potters Annual Members Exhibition 2015
A collection of functional, sculptural and decorative ceramic pieces from more than 30 makers throughout Cork County.
‘Design: Threads and Traces’ An exhibition by Members of the Cork Textiles Network
A collection of work from members of the Cork Textiles Network Everyone has a story to tell.......Whether it is the story of who we are, or of someone close to us, we each have a unique narrative to tell. The Irish tradition of storytelling is rooted deep in our psyche and every tale begins with a word, a thread that is then gently pulled to reveal some hidden truth. The official opening will take place on Friday 6th August at 1pm and will feature a guest Seanachai to act as speaker for the event.
The 7 Hands - A touring exhibition of handmade craft
‘The 7 Hands’ is a very special craft exhibition which has shown in London earlier this year as part of the ID2015 Year of Irish Design celebrations; a curated collection featuring the work of talented craftspeople including Alison Ospina (greenwood chairs), Kieran Higgins (wood turning) Angela Brady (glass) Paddy McCormack (iron, copper, bronze) Pat Connor (ceramic sculpture) Etain Hickey, (ceramics) and Brian Lalor (etching,printmaking)E : email@example.com.
“In the Flow”
An all women show featuring 10 makers new to the gallery
Featured Maker Sarah Farrelly ceramics who won the Etain Hickey Award for Surface Decoration at the2014 Irish Contemporary Awards; The exhibition also showcases the work of talented textile artists Aleksandra Winiarska and Jane O’Farrell . Hilary Hale’s distinctive wood pieces sit alongside print/collage works from Mino Lyons. Ceramic works also feature by ceramicists Clodagh Redden , Kate Standen, Kira O’Brien, Ayelet Lalor and Michele Hannan.
Craft in the Atrium
A selection of local craftspeoples work will be on display in this beautiful light and airy atrium space during Cork Craft Month 2015.
Crafts in Crosshaven
An eclectic exhibition of several diciplines featuring work from local craftspeople including inspired Batiks from Carmel Smyth. Ceramic works by Clare Greene, sculptural pieces by Roser Perez Barrett and framed patchwork pieces by Veronica Kelleher.