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

Miranda Corcoran; Felt Flower Collage

Miranda Corcoran

Many of my commissions are from schools who would like to enhance their school environments by creating permanent artworks either indoors or in the school grounds. Read more

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Frances Kilcommins

Frances Kilcommins is ceramic Artist based in Galway, although specialising in ceramics she also has experience working in a variety of disciplines.

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Henri Hedou

I have run my own workshop for the last 26 years but have been immersed in the ceramic world for over 40 years.

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Ciara O’ Sullivan

Since graduating from LSAD in 2010, with an honours degree. I have continued to create work from my studio in Bennettsbridge. I work mostly in slipcast porcelain, wit ...

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Michelle-rose Quinn

I am a ceramic artist, currently based in Drogheda, Co .Louth.
I have obtained a pass degree in Fine Art from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

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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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Craft Materials

Ceramics

Ceramics are typically very strong and can be found in watch parts, car spark plugs, electrical conductors, phone lines, appliance coatings, space shuttle & aeroplane nose ...

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Craft Materials

New Materials

This refers to both synthetic raw materials and new technologies like laser cutting, water jet cutting, rapid prototyping, motion capturing, interactive magnetic wall coverings ...

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How its made and Who makes it

Castle Arch Pottery

From the series, Stories in the Making. Kilkenny based, Castle Yard Pottery proprietor Ray Power explains how he came to be started out, from initially studying ceramic design, ...

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How its made and Who makes it

Edmund deWaal

Ceramic artist and author Edmund de Waal gives his keynote speech, ‘Knowledge in the Making’ at the ‘Craft Concious: Re-Shaping Global Futures in the Innovatio ...

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How its made and Who makes it

Martina Hamilton, Jeweller

From the series, Stories in the Making. Martina Hamilton of jewellery brands, Cat and the Moon and Hamilton, talks about the almost accidental process that led to her becoming ...

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Knolling

Look at This

Always be knolling.

Don’t ask, just watch.

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Projected Drawings

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Projected Drawings

New York’s The LAB Gallery, Presents: Helen Dennis ‘Projected Drawings’. Inspiring live drawing of an urban city-scape using hand drawing and multimedia.

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Look at This

Manuf®actured:

Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects. A behind the scenes look during the installation of this amazing event.

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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 Workshop

What We're up to

Get Crafty Family Days

Crafty fun for all the family at National Craft Gallery inspired by current exhibitions, usually the second Saturday of each month. Children together with parents enjoy fun fill ...

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What We're up to

Learning at NCG

National Craft Gallery programmes up to 8 inspiring exhibitions a year, making the gallery a valuable education resource. Tours, Talks, Late Dates, Family Days, School Programme ...

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