Welcome

Welcome to Learn Craft Design the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) on-line resource that gives teachers, educators and craftspeople inspiration, ideas and the tools to engage and excite children and young people in the making process.

CRAFTed

CRAFTed is a programme for primary schools, promoting learning through creativity and innovation. It’s developed and delivered in partnership with the 21 full time Education Centres across Ireland. CRAFTed is an opportunity to explore creativity and learn new skills working with professional craftspeople.

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Future Makers

The Crafts Council of Ireland’s ‘Future Maker Awards and Grants’ provide support for the next generation of makers to learn, experience, investigate, develop, create and shape the future of Irish Craft. Future Makers fund: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more.

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Crafting Your Future

A career in craft is diverse, challenging, innovative, creative and fulfilling. If you’re interested in learning more about a career in craft and design you will find information here about career paths and where to train.

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What is Craft & Design

Every object in our world is designed or crafted. Tables, watches, computers, cups, clothing, shoes and a billion other objects. Craftspeople and designers shape the visual world around us using imagination, skill, design-technology and craft traditions.

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Craft Education Panel

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Breda Marron

The work is inspired by mythology, literature, nature and people.

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1. Lace Embroidery  Karen Mc Ardle

Karen McArdle

I am a Bachelor of Design honours Textile Design Graduate from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. I have obtained a number of skills on my course in Embr ...

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Mary Markey

Having recently completed a Higher National Diploma in Fibre Art and Textile Design, I enjoy designing three-dimensional pieces inspired by nature

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Hilary.Doherty

Hilary Doherty

My main craft discipline is Fashion & Textiles specialising in Constructed Textiles: Woven Fabric with Hand & Machine Knitting. Other craft disciplines incl ...

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Sheila Jordan

I studied ceramic design and worked as a potter for a number of years. I have delivered the CCoI CRAFTed programme to two schools in Kilkenny in 2010 and 2011 and hav ...

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Craft | Design

Glass

Craft Materials

Glass

Glass can be textured by casting it into a textured mould, etched with acid, sand- blasted and cut with diamond tools. Depending on what is added to the glass it can become tran ...

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Metal.master

Craft Materials

Metal

Sheet, wire, tube, bars and nuggets are some of the forms that metal can be bought in today. Jewellers, blacksmiths and other metalworkers apply a variety of skills, techniques ...

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wood_detail

Craft Materials

Wood

To make furniture successfully it is important to know two simple facts, wood moves meaning that it takes in and releases moisture in its cells and swells or shrinks accordingly ...

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Roisin de Buitlear Vedrarfjiordr glass

How its made and Who makes it

Róisín de Buitléar

Róisín de Buitléar (Ireland) has a long association with Waterford Crystal, since her student days at NCAD. As a glass artist, she organised many collaborations with the fact ...

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lisashawgi

How its made and Who makes it

Lisa Shawgi, Knitwear

From the series, Stories in the Making. Lisa Shawgi talks about her childhood in the Sudan and the impact that this had on her knitwear designs today. She reveals some of here f ...

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WILDGOOSE

How its made and Who makes it

Wild Goose Studio

From the series, Stories in the Making. Story of the Kinsale, Co. Cork based, Wild Goose Studio, from its inception in 1969 to the present day. A look at their process from init ...

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p_wall

Look at This

Form / Growth / Behavior

The Making of P_Wall. Artist Andrew Kudless describes the the making and installation of a 45foot long wall at the SanFrancisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Music_as_Medium

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Music as Medium

TateShots asked artists who use music in their practice to each make a music video. Liam Gillick is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work is often rooted in sculpture, ...

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Moleskin

Look at This

Moleskine

See what happens when Moleskin send Rogier Wieland a box of their notebooks.

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What We're up to

Tinkling Chimes

Create an acoustically delightful string of assorted objects to add to a large collaborative wind chime and as it grows listen to it sing in the breeze.

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Wire Construction Piece

What We're up to

National Drawing Day

Join us at the National Craft Gallery for an afternoon of drop-in drawing activities to celebrate National Drawing Day. Create a giant Spirograph drawing, weave large drawings i ...

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What We're up to

Education & Outreach

Tours, talks, workshops, courses and special late night events encourage the public, families, teachers, educators and students to broaden their knowledge and enjoyment of craft ...

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