Celebrate August Craft Month at Flowerfield Arts Centre
Wed, July 27, 2022
Flowerfield Arts Centre is delighted to participate in August Craft Month through its Causeway Craft Trail exhibition and a series of new creative workshops.
August Craft Month is a unique celebration of craft with events taking place across the island of Ireland, providing exciting opportunities for the public to experience, participate in, buy, and learn about craft.
The Causeway Craft Trail exhibition, launched following the successful Craft Trail initiative which took place earlier this year, has already welcomed visitors from across the Borough and from as far away as Calgary in Canada.
This exhibition features artisan products by makers from across the Causeway Coast and Glens including ceramicists Adam Frew, Babs Belshaw of The Blackheath Pottery, Fiona Shannon, Malcolm Murchison, and McCall Gilfillan, Textile artists Frankie Creith, Brigitte Le Boulleur, Jill Gurney, Claire McDowell and Crann +Caora, Glass artists Eleanor-Jane McCartney and Andrea Spencer, Jewellery designers Robert Spotten and Emma Thorpe and Milliner Fee McToal. Make sure to drop in between now and August 31st to see their beautiful pieces.
The creative workshops include Raku ceramics and felt making by artists from the Boathouse Gallery, a four-day intensive throwing workshop with ceramicist Fiona Shannon, creative writing & glassmaking with poet Bernie McGill and glassmaker Andrea Spencer, felt making with Claire McDowell of Stone Row Artisans and more.
This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or hone your techniques. Some of the makers are also running open studio days or workshops at their premises throughout August as well.
Full Programme of August Craft Month Workshops at Flowerfield Arts Centre.
Sat 30 July | 10am – 1pm | Sterling Silver Bracelet Workshop with Emma Thorpe | SOLD OUT
Sat 6 August | 10am – 12:30pm | Wet Felting Workshop with Louisa Kelly | SOLD OUT
Sat 6 August | 10am – 4pm | Raku Workshop with Malcolm Murchison| £95
Sat 13 August | 10:30am – 2:30pm | Sand, fire glass, sea: A Creative Writing and Glassmaking Workshop with Bernie McGill and Andrea Spencer | £50
Tues 16 – Fri 19 August | 4-Day Intensive Throwing Workshop with Fiona Shannon | £210
Sat 20 August | 10am – 1pm | Needle-felting Workshop with Claire McDowell | SOLD OUT
Tues 23 – Fri 26 August | 4-Day Intensive Throwing Workshop with Fiona Shannon | £210