Craft work features at centre exhibition

Suzanne Lyle, Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Alan Kane, Craft NI; textile designer and entrepreneur Jude Cassidy and Grainne McVeigh, Invest NI at the opening of 'Making It 10' which launched this year's August Craft Month, Northern Ireland's annual celebration of craft.
Suzanne Lyle, Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Alan Kane, Craft NI; textile designer and entrepreneur Jude Cassidy and Grainne McVeigh, Invest NI at the opening of 'Making It 10' which launched this year's August Craft Month, Northern Ireland's annual celebration of craft.

Craft NI is marking its 10th anniversary with a special retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Northern Ireland’s leading makers.

Two new exhibitions celebrating the creativity and diversity of Ireland’s designer makers officially launched the August Craft Month at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown.

The first is ‘Ontogeny’, a solo exhibition by acclaimed ceramic artist, Sara Flynn and the second is ‘Making It: 10’, a celebration of ten years of Craft NI’s successful business development programme, which has launched the careers of more than 30 makers.

The Millennium Court is also holding workshops during August Craft Month. They are: August 1: Murano Glass Beadmaking workshop. Learn the art of making beautiful glass beads in two hour workshops www.millenniumcourt.org

August 8: Family Art Day - watch the film ‘Rio’ and then take part in art workshop, Pots and Pans – make noise and musical instruments, too.

Aug 22: Teenagers at the Wheel – have a go at the potter’s wheel and mould the perfect pot.