GLASS FUSION COURSE AT THE GLASSHOUSE, MAYO This is a three day course taking place on 1st and 2nd September 2012 at The Glasshouse, Westport, Co. Mayo, for anyone (including absolute beginners) who would like to try their hand at fusing glass together in the kiln. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with the various…

THE GOLDEN FLEECE AWARD The Golden Fleece Award is an artistic fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Helen Lillias Mitchell. The award aims to support and promote the diversity of contemporary Irish creativity in the arts and crafts. Its mission is to help artists of innovate talent needing support in their careers.…

INGORGENTA CALL FOR PARTICIPANTSThe Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) will be supporting a group of leading Irish jewellers to exhibit at Inhorgenta 22nd – 25th February 2013. Interested Irish based designer/ makers are invited to apply to participate in this initiative. The closing date is Friday 7th Sept 2012. As one of the premier European…

DAVID MANLEY EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR AWARD The David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award nurtures the enterprising spirit across the spectrum of the Arts, Business and Social sectors. The Award celebrates its 10th year this year and continues to go from strength to strength. It was established by a group of David Manley’s friends in the Dublin Chamber…

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY, USA The Department of Art at Salisbury University, Maryland, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Art, Tenure Track to teach Hot Glass (area of specialization: Hot Glass and 3D Studio). The primary job duties will involve teaching three hot glass classes per semester with a…

GLASS SOCIETY OF IRELAND COMMITTEE REFORMATION – APPLICATIONS INVITED, IRL The Glass Society of Ireland provides a network for makers, collectors, students, historians, writers, and enthusiasts in the field of contemporary glass practice. The Society acts as a communication tool, offering people news on glass and related fields. We also hold lectures with glass practitioners…

THE FIRE STATION SEEKS GLASS EQUIPMENT, DUBLIN The Fire Station is currently looking for the loan of glass coldworking equipment for a short timeframe in September. We are seeking to locate a wet angle grinder, and a belt sander or a cutting lathe with some diamond cutting wheels from the 5th to the 26th of…

KAREN DONNELLAN SHORTLISTED FOR STANISLAV LIBENSKÝ AWARDKaren Donnellan has recently been shortlisted for the Stanislav Libenský Award 2012. This will include the presentation of work in the competition catalogue and at the exhibition which will take place at St. George‘s Convent at Prague Castle from 29th September 2012 to 30th November 2012. The curator for…

Dan Klein Memorial Fund

Following the death of Dan Klein in June of this year, it has been decided to establish a fund in his memory to further develop North Lands Glass, a centre founded with Dan’s help in 1995, as an educational facility and provider of state-of-the-art facilities. it is hoped that North Lands will raise enough money…