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3 NCAD students were awarded the DCCoI Future Makers Fixperts Award for 2014. The title of their winning Fixperts project was Towel Clip Project.
A handy guide designed to offer practical advice in supporting good conservation practice for objects in the home download the pdf.
The practicial guide is aimed particularly at taking care of domestic craft and design objects that have a heritage value. The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland are currently working towards the development of the Kilkenny Design Workshops National Collection, having received some funding from the Heritage Council under the Heritage Management Grant Scheme 2014. Many of these Kilkenny Design Workshop objects were designed for the domestic environment and are still cherished in homes today, which highlights the importance of object conservation and preserving their legacy.
If you are interested in historic craft objects and if you would like to study conservation when you finish secondary school, this leaflet might be just the start to spark your interest.
For more information on training to become a conservator, you can visit the link below.
This leaflet has been commissioned by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) for National Heritage Week 2014. Content devised by Conor Tulloch, conservator of historic objects.
To investigate how creative makers started their craft education you can download CCoI’s Craft Careers Information Sheet
A short video on some of the Irish crafts people involved in the London Design Festival 2012 exhibition, ‘A Place to Gather’.
Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules.
Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes.
Interview with 3D furniture designer Dirk Vander Kooij.
Video showing the construction of the ‘Endless chair’ out of recycled refrigerator plastic.
A selection of videos designed to help you understand the craft studio experience.
Danielle Romeril is one of Ireland’s most up and coming fashion designers.
A step by step guide on how laser cutting works.
Video showing off Irish company ‘Snow’ design and production process using laser cutting.
Go behind the scenes at the National Craft Gallery (NCG) and find out what it’s like to be an exhibition curator.
NCG Gallery Assistant – Brian Byrne
Activity / exercise from the OpenStudio series (J. Paul Getty Trust) of art projects.
Bind a book: a simple exercise that helps explain this process.
Activity sheet that can be amended for use in many situations.
Sinead Glynn, ceramics sculpturer, offers advise on becoming a craftsperson.
Jewellery designer Sabrina Meyns presents an insight on her career.
Multi-platform design and craft person Jill Philips presents her work.
Emer Hughes presents her co-op style studio solution.
Lynn Rutherford describes interning at Alexander McQueen.
Sinéad Dempsey tells of her experience interning in Sydney.
Featuring artists exhibiting their work in Craft & Design.
Discussion with artist and curator David Littler.