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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Dave Gorman

I have worked as a carpenter for 15 years and I have been wood carving in my spare time since I was 13 years old. I gave my first woodcarving workshop at an exhibitio ...

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Anne Mc Donnell Printmaker (3)

Anne Mc Donnell

I graduated from Limerick School of Art And Design in 1997 with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking In May 1998

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Roses are Red

Arlene Shawcross

My main area of craft expertise is textiles. I am particularly skilled in free-machine embroidery and hand embroidery including a range of related techniques such as ...

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Dorinda McCormack

Dorinda McCormack is a textile artist and educationalist, specialising in spinning and weaving.

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Deirdre Rogers

Deirdre Rogers is a designer who works in a variety of glass forming techniques and set up her studio in 1996. She received her BDes in Glass from the National Colleg ...

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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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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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CAstleArchPotttery

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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hopeandbenson

How its made and Who makes it

Hope & Benson, Handbags

From the series, Stories in the Making. Angela Hope talks about her (co-owned) handbag label, Hope and Benson. Discussing her early drive to work in the fashion industry before ...

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Look at This

Hack Things Better

Sugru. It’s Irish for ‘play’ and the possibilities are endless – modify, repair, protect or enhance virtually anything!

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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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Look at This

Schwood ya?

Broken skateboard decks + creativity + craft = Beautiful sunglasses by Schwood.
Find out how here.

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School Visit to NCG

What We're up to

Gallery School Tours

Bring your class to the National Craft Gallery to see our current exhibition and join our tour facilitators exploring contemporary craft and design from Ireland! Primary, Second ...

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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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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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