Calendar of Events
CCD Core Event - Old Mill, Kinsale - ‘Motive’ 2014 Exhibition
The Kinsale Craft Month exhibition showcases the quality and diversity of craft in Cork City and County. Now in its fifth year, it has established itself as a highlight of Cork Craft Month and Cork's creative calendar, promoting both established and emerging makers.
Entitled 'Motive', this year’s exhibition highlights the inspirations that have compelled crafts people to create their work, while focusing on craft objects that display a respect and understanding for materials combined with technical ability.
“LOCUS” Furniture Makers of Cork Exhibition
Traditional and contemporary handmade furniture by Cork based designer/makers.
Opening Night Thursday 4 September @7pm, all welcome
“Shoals & Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way”
Each artist was given the challenge of creating a piece for, or inspired by shoals & waves which has resulted in a wonderful eclectic collection of automata, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and willow weaving.
The featured maker in this exhibition is Sinead Glynn who won the Etain Hickey 2013 Award for surface decoration at the Irish Contemporary Awards. The exhibition also features work from established makers Paddy McCormack, Roisin Ni Chionnfhaolaidh, Thomas Wollen, Anne Harrington-Rees, Muriel Hoey, Marleen Drijkoningen , Angela Cuthill and Jim Turner.
This is an eclectic exhibition showing work you won’t see elsewhere!
“Tea & Twitter”
To celebrate Cork Craft Month in August Etain Hickey asked a group of makers to interpret the theme “Tea & Twitter” which has resulted in a wonderful whimsical exhibition. Cork based textile artists Carmel Creaner and Lesley Stothers are well known for their domestic themed work. Martha Cashman is showing her porcelain teaspoons and Catherine Ryan has interpreted the theme with a hand felted tea set. Internationally known Wendy Kershaw has produced more of her quirky tea themed wall ceramics and our last two artists Diane McCormick and Susan O’Byrne have concentrated on the “twitter”!
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!
Sculpture at the Castle
Follow the sculpture trail in the beautiful gardens of Blarney Castle in Co Cork which will showcase the work of some of the best sculptors in Ireland. Featuring work this year from Leanne McLaughlin, Lynda Christian, Brigid Corcoran, Michelle Maher, John Moloney and more. Come and take a journey with us through the grounds, discovering inspirational work in exceptional surroundings.
“WOODSPUN” an Exhibition
''WOODSPUN'' an exhibition & craft fair of hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild
Saturday 23rd August is designated 'Meet the Makers day', where as many as possible of the chapters members will be in attendance. A perfect opportunity to discuss technique, finishes, wood types or just to chat and admire.
CCD Exhibition Space . Douglas Village Shopping Centre Cork
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 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 .
West Cork Creates
This Year's “West Cork Creates” Exhibition brings together a blend of contemporary craft, fine art and photography inspired by the West Cork landscape and selected for the high standard of workmanship. “West Cork Creates” features work by the region's leading artists and includes ceramics, textiles, wood turning, furniture, metal work and jewellery.
‘CLAY WORKS’ Society of Cork Potters Annual Members Exhibition 2014’
The Society of Cork Potters present their annual members exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery from 7th until 30th of August 2014. Featuring makers from all over Co Cork, the exhibition will include a variety of works from functional through to decorative and sculptural.
Saturday 23rd August and Thursday 28th August to coincide with Heritage Week 2014 there will be two days of ‘meet the maker’ with demonstrations of contemporary and traditional skills by ceramicists: Jim Turner, Catherine Ryan, Clare Green, Kate Standen and others.
Please see our website below for more details. An opening reception will take place on the 8th of August from 7.30pm – 9.30pm with guest speaker Orla Flynn . All are welcome
“Explorations” Irish Patchwork Society National Exhibition
The Irish Patchwork Society is delighted to present ‘Explorations’, a biennial National Exhibition of patchwork and quilting by members of the Society. This exhibition carries on the tradition of providing a platform for members to showcase their work. The theme ‘Exploration’ allows for a range of interpretations from traditional to contemporary and reflects the variety of techniques and styles used by quiltmakers today.
Founded in 1981 to promote the practice and art of patchwork, appliqué and quilting in Ireland the Irish Patchwork Society continues to foster and encourage both traditional and contemporary designs and skills amongst its members.
The IPS has eight branches located throughout Ireland.
The exhibition is curated by Mary Palmer.
“re:View “ an exhibition of contemporary textiles by the Cork Textiles Network
A showcase of selected work indicating the diversity and wealth of talent of textile practitioners.
The Cork Textiles Network offers a forum for sharing ideas and skills through group meetings, skills exchanges, workshops, master classes, conferences and exhibitions. It is based in Cork but has members from all over Ireland. The Network always welcomes new members.
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 2014.