Throughout August, Cork Craft Month showcases exceptional and innovative Irish craftsmanship. There are over 60 events celebrating craft across Cork city and county to be enjoyed from exhibitions to studio trails; demos to Meet the Maker sessions. Enjoy.

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Lavit Gallery Presents: Lúnasa


Jim Behan (ceramist), Michael Budd (blacksmith), David Cousley (furniture-maker & woodworker), Kathleen McCormick (basket maker), Laura Quinn (glass artist), Mary Palmer (textiles), Annemarie Reinhold (silver).


Stephen O’Connell

The Exhibition:

The Lavit Gallery will host Lúnasa, an exhibition of Irish craft and design as part Cork Craft Month during August, 2021. Taking its name from the ancient Irish festival that traditionally marked the beginning of the harvest season, this multidisciplinary exhibition will bring together a selected group of craftspeople working in both traditional and contemporary craft idioms.

This exhibition follows a successful collaboration between the curator, Stephen O’Connell, and the gallery in 2019, presenting collectable Irish craft and design as part of the broader programme for Cork Craft Month. New work from participants, made especially for the exhibition, will take inspiration from or make reference to folk or vernacular traditions, be they domestic, ritualistic or ceremonial, or which are inspired by the title and its significance in marking the beginning of the harvest season. Work will include traditionally-inspired slipware pieces by Jim Behan, functional ironwork by blacksmith Michael Budd, hand-carved sculptural furniture by David Cousley, basketry by Kathleen McCormick, experimental glassware by Laura Quinn, Mary Palmer’s quilting inspired by 19th century examples, and silver by Annemarie Reinhold informed by her interest in native wild Irish flora.


Date & Time

August 5 - August 28
10:30 am - 6:00 pm


Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge
Cork, T12 E26D Ireland
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