'Early Bird' discount to Assemble on 20th September

Buy tickets for Assemble conference by the Crafts Council before 31st July and receive a special price.


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Business planning and strategy at Craft Central, Clerkenwell 27th September 2012

Book now for business planning and strategy seminar at Craft Central on 27th September. This session is useful for all design businesses whether product or commission based designers.


Posted in: Business planning, Craft, Design, General, Seminars
Surgeries at Craft Central, Clerkenwell

Latest surgery dates at Craft Central, 11th July and 27th September. Book online via Craft Central.

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Craft NI making it Belfast

After our making it seminar at Down Arts Centre and visit to the studio of goldsmith Diane Lyness I was lucky enough to spend time in Belfast, including going to the opening of the new Titanic Museum, a walk past Alison Lowry's studio at the University of Ulster and to Ulster Museum where wildlife photograper Matthew Maran found some animals that didn't move when he pointed his camera!


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Craft Northern Ireland Making It

The second session for Craft Northern Ireland's Making It series is developing ranges and exploring markets. It follows up the initial business planning session which took place in January.

I will be joined by Matthew Maran wildlife photographer and we will outline how we have worked together since 2006 using the techniques described in the seminars. Matt's work has focused on Vancouver Island and culminated in a book published in 2011. 

There are still places available to book and the session will take place at Down Arts Centre on 29th March so book and see you there.

The session on 14th June will feature guest, Holly Berry, weaver to share techniques used when working with me as her mentor on the Crafts Council Hothouse scheme.

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Craft Northern Ireland Making It Group 2012-2013

The 2012-2013 Making it group (from left to right) taken at Ulster University Belfast.

Michelle Stephens - textile

Eamonn Higgins - metal

Alison Lowry - glass

Katie Brown - textile

Catherine Keenan - glass

Diane Lyness - goldsmith

Look forward to seeing what we can achieve together over the next two years!

Posted in: Craft, Designer-makers, Glass, Jewellery, Professional practice, Textiles
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