Thrive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland at Lyric Theatre Belfast

Thrive, a celebration of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Creative Industries Innovation Fund takes place on Tuesday 15th October. Come along, book here.

The Lyric, 52 Ridgeway Street, Belfast, 9.15-13.45.


Posted in: Architecture, Craft, Design, General, Professional practice
Two years in Northern Ireland...

We're about to have our last 'making it' session. It has been a real joy to work with six inspired makers, their host organisations and Craft Northern Ireland funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI. 

I've uploaded a gallery showing what we've been up to and will add our October session in due course.

Thanks Alison, Eamonn, Catherine, Katie, Michelle and Diane for working so hard, driving me around and introducing me to the sights of Northern Ireland.

Thanks to Craft NI for giving me the opportunity to run the programme for two years and exceptional coordination.

And thanks to contributing guest speakers Matthew Maran, Holly Berry, Beatrice Mayfield and Charlene Mullen.

Posted in: Craft, General, Glass, Jewellery, Professional practice, Shop, Textiles
Final 'making it' seminar, Belfast

Our final seminar for Craft NI 'making it' takes place on Thursday 10th October, 9.30-13.00. Come along, book here. The topic is project management.

Venue, Arts Council of Nothern Ireland, 77 Malone Road, Belfast BT9

Posted in: Craft, Designer-makers, General, Professional practice, Project management
Craft Central - new dates for June

Next available dates at Craft Central will be coming out on their newsletter and bookings page soon.

Seminar - next steps in business strategy for establishing and mature businesses, morning of 5th June.

Surgery sessions - 1 hour business advice sessions on the afternoon of 5th and 11th June.

Book via Craft Central.


Posted in: Business planning, Craft, Design, Designer-makers, General, Surgeries
Finance Seminar 14th February at Craft Central

Last few places available on Accounting and Financial Planning for Micro Businesses at Craft Central, book online.

Seminar suitable for any design company whether early years or established.

Posted in: Craft, Design, Designer-makers, Financial management, General
It's cold outside and there is sad news...

... so watch this video by Adam Frew of him firing ceramics in a wood and oil powered kiln with a little bossa nova soundtrack. Fire and Rio combo will warm you up.

Inspired to think of his bossa nova video by the sad news about Oscar Niemeyer, working until only recently in Copacabana. 

Posted in: Architecture, Ceramics, Craft, General
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