Cork Craft and Design (CCD) aims to bring together craftspeople from across Cork County, regardless of whether they are members of other local guilds, associations or networks, in order to build country-wide business opportunity for the sector.

CCD has been in existence for eight years and was formerly called the Cork Professional Craftworkers Forum, and also Cork Art and Design. The focus of the group is very much on centralised marketing and locally organised events. CCD is responsible for the very successful Cork Craft Month, which comprises upwards of 50 events and studio trails. CCD aims to improve communications structures between craft workers and to promote and market member’s work through printed and web based materials while also developing training services to support the needs of members.


Cork Craft Month, open studio trails, exhibitions. 

Full Membership is open to craftspeople making their work in Co. Cork whose craftwork generates at least 50% of their income. Associate Membership is open to those who make their work in Co. Cork where less than 50% of income is generated from craft, such as students and non-professional craftspeople. Corporate Membership is open to retailer, companies, state agencies and local authorities.

Members of Cork Craft & Design exhibit and sell their handmade work to the public

CCD Exhibition Space & Craft Shop, 27a St Patricks Woolen Mills, Douglas in Cork city plays host to a wonderful exhibition and sale of locally made craft. Wood, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture - you'll find a huge variety of craft in this unique space and meet some of the makers too

Cork Craft Month 2018 1st August – 2rd September

Cork Craft Month brings you closer to Craft in Cork with a wide variety of Exhibitions, Open Studio days, workshops and demonstrations all over Cork city and county.

Core Events 2018
Cork Craft & Design is a voluntary organization that brings together craft makers from all over Cork city and county. This is the ninth year that we are working with talented makers from all over Cork : providing you with great opportunities to see, touch and purchase some the very best craft being produced in Ireland today. Here is a list of our ‘Core Events’ for 2018 – a very special collection of events that represent our makers across many craft disciplines.

‘Turn to the Ordinary’ - Cork Craft & Design - Annual Showcase Exhibition

The Gallery at No 46. Grand Parade, Cork City Thurs 2nd – Fri 24th Aug

Karen Hennessy, CEO of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland will launch the exhibition
at 6pm Thurs 2nd Aug.

All are welcome

The Home Event – with Cork Craft & Design James O’Neill Building (formerly The Old Mill), Kinsale Sat 4th Aug to Sun 2nd Sept

CCD Exhibition Space & Craft Shop

27a St Patricks Woolen Mills, Douglas, Co Cork (next to ‘On the Pigs Back’ Café) All Month Mon - Sat: 10am – 5pm

‘Emerge’ New Makers Exhibition

The Atrium, Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork City Wed 1st - Thurs 30th Aug

Adorn (verb) To make more beautiful or attractive –

Jewellery & Fashion Event James O’Neill Building (formerly The Old Mill), Kinsale Sat 4th Aug to Sun 2nd Sept

New for 2018

Meet the makers – Series of FREE Craft Demonstrations

At various venues throughout the county and the month
Be sure and check out our very special selection of FREE craft demonstrations available on pages XX to XX where you can meet our makers and witness their techniques, and skills.

Chairman’s message for Cork Craft Month 2018

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Cork Craft Month on behalf of the board and members of Cork Craft and Design. Now in its eight year our growing craft festival spans both the city and county with an abundance of talented craftspeople using their ingenuity and skills to produce exquisite craft products throughout Cork. We invite you to join with us in celebrating the diversity of craft available to view, buy, see, collect, touch, and simply enjoy.

Our festival of events spans both the city and county of Cork giving you access to everything from woodturning demonstrations, textiles exhibitions to bookbinding. As well as a showcase of craft and its people, it’s also a vehicle to help ensure that we continue to preserve, encourage, nurture the special skills of the people working in the craft sector in Ireland today.

Whether you are from County Cork, a visitor or tourist, we invite you to take some time to explore all that is on during this years Cork craft Month: you are welcome to visit any of our exhibitions, workshops, open studio days and retail outlets where you can engage with local craft makers. I hope that you will be inspired and engaged by those that you discover.

With best regards,

Tony Farrell - woodturner

Chairman of Cork Craft and Design 2018