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

Lynn Naughton

I am a textile artist living in Roscommon. I design and create wall hangings using a variety of mixed media.

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Caroline Schofield

I studied textiles in NCAD majoring in Weaving. After my studies I worked for REHAB where I set up a Desk Top Publishing Business with People with Mental Health issue ...

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Una Ní Shé

The Cork-born artist graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 1980. She works in media including felt, print and drawing. Her work includes felt sculp ...

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Michael Ray

Michael was born in England. After finishing his degree in three-dimensional design, he lectured in Art and Design and established a successful pottery business durin ...

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Gina Faustino

I am an interior architect and a textile artist. As a textile artist I work primarily with natural fibres such as wool and silk. I also work with paper mostly in the ...

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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

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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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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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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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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Donegal Weaving

An in depth look into the process of weaving with Molloy & Sons of Donegal.

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Project Ten Ten

American glass artist Danny Lane explains his stunning commission for Project Ten Ten at the Mint Museum Uptown.

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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

Cast Clay Bells

Get musical and assist ceramic artist Ciara O’Sullivan create a jingling bell installation, learning to slip cast your own clay bell. Once cast, each bell can be decorated and ...

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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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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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