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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Phil Stewart

My interests led me to study Environmental Management at DIT 1983-86 followed by Art and Design at Dunlaoghaire Collage of Art and Design

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Framed Nature

Jodi Coyne

A Ceramic craftsperson working mainly with sculptural forms, using a variety of clay bodies and glazes

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Ann Duggan

Through exploring the overlapping interests of Art, Fashion, Fabrics, Stitch, Craft, Design, Nature, Travel, Drawing, I now create contemporary textile art pieces, in ...

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Debra Bowden

Debra graduated with a BA (Hons) in Printmaking from Dundee University in 2002 and in 2006 became the first Irish artist to be awarded a scholarship to the Nagasawa A ...

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Vivienne Martin

A graduate from Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology in 2009. Born in Limerick, Vivienne received a first class honors degree in textile design. She currently speciali ...

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Craft | Design

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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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Textile

Craft Materials

Textiles

Textiles are made from a variety of materials – they can be broken down into animal (Alpaca, cashmere, mohair, wool, silk), vegetable (cotton, hemp, linen, sisal), plant (pape ...

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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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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

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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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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Power of Making

What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions the V&A exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer.

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Do Ho Suh

Look at This

Do Ho Suh - Staircase-III

From the Tate Museum’s ‘Tate Channel’, Do Ho Suh’s sculptural installation with a focus on textile arts.

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Knolling

Look at This

Always be knolling.

Don’t ask, just watch.

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ClayCastBells

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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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

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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