Events

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.

All Day

IN STITCHES: A SEWING CRAFT EXHIBITION

Blackpool Library Redforge Rd, Blackpool Shopping Center, Blackpool, Cork

An exhibition of work by local knitting and sewing group ‘In Stitches’ who meet every Thursday at Blackpool Library

SIOBHAIN STEELE

Siobhain Steele Ceramics Studio Rathcormac

Open Studio: Visits by Appointment only Siobhain’s elegant pottery and homewares evoke simplicity, tranquility and timeless skill reflecting her natural surroundings in Cork.

SARA ROBERTS CERAMICS

Sara Roberts Studio, Chinaman's Loft, The Rennies, Nohoval, Co Cork Sara Roberts Studio, Chinaman's Loft, The Rennies, Nohoval, Co Cork

Sara Roberts Ceramics studio will be open to visitors by appointment only. 086 8162277 or 0214887423 sararobertsceramics@gmail. com | sramics.com

CRAFT MONTH BILLBOARDS

Cork City

Month of August Mí na gCeardaíochta: Cork Craft Month X Notes to Cork X Annie Mar Keep your eyes peeled for Cork Craft Month billboards which will be installed at […]

DOUGLAS STREET PARKLET

Peoples Parklet, outside Cork Flower Studio, Douglas Street

Jun–Sept The mobile bicycle parklet on Douglas St is a space for people to sit, relax and linger. As an amenity combining elements of seating, planting, bike parking, it offers […]

KILKENNY SHOP

Emmet Place Cork City, Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Cobh Heritage Centre, Shanagarry Design Centre.

Open daily. Visit kilkennyshop.com for individual store opening hours. Kilkenny Shop is an award winning, Irish, family run company with the largest collection of Irish designed and Irish made gifts […]

CHARLIE MAHON CERAMICS

English Market Cork City

All Month Come and visit Charlie Mahon’s one of a kind shop in the iconic English market and behold his ceramic creations.

CLAY AND CANVAS

Lavit Gallery Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge, Cork

4th–27th Aug Opening Reception 4th Aug 5.30–7.30pm The surface of ceramic objects have long since been a receptacle for mark making; working with slips and glazes, adding pigments and oxides […]

Ongoing

CORK CRAFT AT ‘ON THE PIG’S BACK

'On The Pig's Back' Unit 26, St Patricks Woolen Mills,, Douglas West, Cork, Cork

28th July–30th Aug Mon–Sat, 10–5pm The highly acclaimed ‘On the Pigs Back’ café plays host to a beautiful selection of craft pieces in celebration of Cork Craft Month – each […]

THE HEART LIVES THROUGH THE HANDS : FURNITURE EXHIBITION

Douglas Village Shopping Centre Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

1st–31st Aug, Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm, Sun 12pm–6pm The Heart Lives Through The Hands is a celebration of works made by Cork based makers committed to creating exceptional, functional items, central to […]

GREY HERON WEST CORK

Grey Heron Bridge St, Bandon, Cork

Mon–Fri, 9–6pm, Sat, 9–5pm We are Kate, Helen, Sarah, Phil & Dave and between us, we run Grey Heron, a gift shop & gallery in Bandon, West Cork! Providing a […]

PHILIP’S BOOKSHOP

Philip's Bookshop 22 West End, Main Street, Mallow, Co Cork, P51 HH34

Mon–Fri, 9–6pm Sat, 10–6pm Philip's Bookshop is a 30-year- old family run business in Mallow. We set up a new area in out shop called ''Love From Cork'' three years […]

FOREST & FLOCK

Forest and Flock 10 New St, Town Lots, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 NF84

Mon–Sat, 9.30–6.30pm, Sun, 10–4pm A Craft & Design space on the Wild Atlantic Way showcasing the work of over 60 makers from the four corners of Ireland. A shop with […]

5 MORNING THROWDOWN COURSE IN SCHULL

Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork

On this 5-morning throwdown course, in a small class guided by our expert potter, you will work on your own pottery wheel to shape clay,learning throwing, centring, and pulling techniques […]

CCD Exhibition Space and Craft Shop

27a St.Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas, Co Cork 27a St Patrick's Woollen Mills, Douglas

Our exhibition and retail space is a ‘must see’ during Cork Craft Month. Bringing together a diverse rotating collection of Cork Craft & Designs members work, why not pop in […]

NANO NAGLE PLACE

Nano Nagle Place Douglas Street, Cork City

Sun, 10–5pm Nano Nagle Place is a stunning new heritage centre and hidden gardens in the heart of Cork city. Our design and gift shop stocks Cork Craft & Design […]

WEST CORK CRAFTS

West Cork Crafts West Cork Crafts, 4 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Cork

Mon–Sat, 10–5pm West Cork Crafts is a different kind of arts and crafts shop – featuring the work or more than 30 artists and craftspeople in a constantly-changing celebration of […]

GREEN DOT – IRISH DESIGN MAKERS

Green Dot 15 Ashe St. Clonakilty, Cork

Aug, Mon–Sat, 10–5.30pm, Sun, 12–4pm Green Dot is a hub for beautiful, ethically-made Irish Craft and Design, based in the vibrant town of Clonakilty, West Cork. Our in- house Craft […]

ISLAND CRAFTS & INFORMATION CENTRE

Island Crafts and Information Centre The pier, Baltimore, Cork

Daily, 10–5.30pm Unique handmade crafts from the Islands of West Cork. You’ll find a selection of Knitwear, Jewellery, Pottery, Silk Scarfs, Wood Sculptures, Photography, cards and so much more. Contact: […]

WILD DESIGN COLLECTIVE

Wild Design Collective Paul Street Shopping Centre, Cork

Mon–Wed 10–7pm, Thur–Fri 10–8pm, Sat 10–7pm, Sun 12–7pm A treasure trove of Irish & Ethically made craft nestled in the Heart of Cork City, offering a carefully curated & unique […]

BLUE HOUSE GALLERY

Blue House Gallery Main Street, Schull, Co. Cork

Mon–Sun, Good Friday to Culture Night, 20 Sept, 11–5pm Blue House Gallery, the most south westerly contemporary art gallery in Ireland, was founded in 2013 to promote the work of […]

BALLYDEHOB ARTS MUSEUM

Mizen Gateway Tourism Centre Mizen Gateway Tourism Centre, Main Street, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, P81 AO21

Weekdays 12pm and 5pm until early September As staffing is voluntary, please check before visiting by ringing 028 25922. Ballydehob emerged as a centre of arts activity in the early […]

SCHULL CLAY HALF DAY (HAND-BUILDING)

Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork

Handbuilding is a pottery technique that allows you to create forms with clay, without using a throwing wheel. All you need to get started is clay, tools, your hands and […]

TIMPEALLACHT – Surroundings, environment

Kilcoe Studios, Main Street, Ballydehob (Opposite garage) Kilcoe Studios, Main Street, Ballydehob (Opposite garage), Cork

2nd–31st Aug, Tue–Fri, 10–5.30pm Sat–Sun, 11–5.30pm This is an exhibition of exploration and discovery. Many artists and crafts people are looking more and more to work with their local environment […]

SILVERSTONE DIMENSIONS JEWELLERY

Silverstone Dimensions The Courtyard, 8 Main St, Midleton

All Month. Tue–Sat, 10.30–5.30pm Come and enjoy jewellery handmade using ebony, Silver, Gold and precious stones. Visitors welcome and commissions taken. Contact: 021-4634758 or 086 3882789. info@ silverstonedimensions.com

CRAFT & CUPPA – COMMUNITY OPEN STUDIO

Greywood Arts, Killeagh Main St, Killeagh Gardens, Killeagh, Cork

Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Aug, 11–1pm Drop-in, €3 to cover refreshments. Craft & Cuppa is an opportunity to work on your creative projects in the company of others - […]

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SILVERSTONE DIMENSIONS, IRISH HANDMADE JEWELLERY

Silverstone Dimensions The Courtyard, 8 Main St, Midleton

Open Studio from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11–5pm Come and meet Shmuel in his studio for a look into his design and jewellery-making process. “Shmuel Yolzari works in a peaceful, creative […]

CASTLEMARTYTR HOUSE GALLERY & GIFTS

Castlemartyr House Gallery Main St, Gortnahomna Beg, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, P25 C9C2

Wed–Sat 11–5pm, Sun 2–5pm A Window to the World of Local Art. Castlemartyr House Gallery invites local artist Martha Cashman Sculptor to Exhibit her Sculptural Art work for the month […]

AFTERNOON WEAVING WORKSHOP IN SCHULL

Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork Arran Street East Creative Hub, Main Street, Schull, West Cork

Our Afternoon Weaving Workshop will teach you foundational weaving skills on a simple frame loom. At the end of the workshop you will be able to take home the piece […]

‘EMERGE’ NEW MAKERS EXHIBITION

The Gallery @ No.46 No. 46 Grand Parade, Cork

Launch Event 4th Aug, 6pm An exhibition that celebrates the work of graduating makers and embracing them as part of the community of Irish craft and design. Featuring selected works […]

BLACKWATER VALLEY MAKERS

The Blackwater Valley Makers The Blackwater Valley Makers, Mc Curtain St, Fermoy, Cork

Monday -Saturday 10am-6pm. The Blackwater Valley Arts Centre (BVAC) was established in 2019. The Art Gallery and Craft shop is staffed by the members of Blackwater Valley Makers which brings […]