JUST GLASS SEMINAR, LONDON Just Glass will host their 2012 seminar Finishing Touches; British Studio Glass on Saturday 20th October. This seminar will take place at The Conway Hall, London. Speakers include Katherine Coleman, Catherine Hough, Francis Federer, Richard Jackson and Anthony Scala. Discounted ticket booking at £22.50 is currently available for the Just Glass…

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GLASS KILN FOR SALE Large glass fusing kiln for sale from Skibereen, Co. Cork. Details about the kiln: ‘AIM’, with Bentrup controller TC 405/30. Papers included. Rectangular chamber measuring 42 x 30 x 9 inches. Can be used for slumping, fusing, painting and stained glass. Price including controller is €3,000 (initial cost was over €4,000)…

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GLASS SOCIETY OF IRELAND COMMITTEE REFORMATION – APPLICATIONS INVITED, IRLThe 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 and…

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GEORGE WALSH EXHIBITS IN GREENACRES, WEXFORD George Walsh will be exhibiting new works in stained glass alongside paintings, drawings and sculpture by artists Liam Belton, Joe Dunne, Mick O’ Dea, Martin Gale, James Hanley, Colin Martin, Una Sealy, John Behan, Leo Higgins, Carolyn Mulholland and Vivienne Roche. The exhibition, which takes places in Greenacres, Wexford,…

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EMMA BOURKE EXHIBITS IN THE IRELAND NEWFOUNDLAND TRAIL: A JOURNEY OF PLANTS AND PEOPLE, WATERFORD The Ireland Newfoundland Trail: A Journey of Plants and People is a collaboration of creators in fine art and craft from both Ireland and Newfoundland. The exhibition exposes a piece of the story of Irish settlers to Newfoundland. The Ireland…

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UTENSIL; CURRENT APPROACHES TO TABLEWARE, KILKENNY Utensil; Current approaches to tableware is an exhibition of European applied artists and product designers who present alternative approaches to tableware. The exhibition will feature innovative tableware and accessories with quirky aesthetics, challenging our expectations of domestic products and fusing utility with art for the table. Utensil is presented…

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HAND MADE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT EXHIBITION, LIMAVADY Hand Made is a stunning exhibition featuring the work of five high profile contemporary makers: Alison Lowry, Rachel Dickson, Andrea Hayes, Firebox Ceramics, and Welig Crafts. As part of August Craft Month, this exhibition takes place at the Keady Gallery, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady from the…

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WORK IN PROGRESS EXHIBITION EXTENDED, NIThe headline exhibition of August Craft Month, Work In Progress showcases applied arts by the six participants on CraftNI’s Making IT scheme. The exhibitors are Katie Brown (screen printed textiles), Eamonn Higgins (sculpture), Diane Lyness (silversmith), Alison Lowry (fused glass), Catherine Keenan (blown glass), and Michelle Stephens (weave). In keeping…

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AOIFE SODEN AND TREVOR HUGHES, THE FLANEUR, DUBLINThe Flâneur is a recent graduate mixed media exhibition taking place at the Oliver Cornet Gallery, Dublin. The exhibition is curated by Kate Howard and includes pieces by National College of Art and Design graduates Aoife Soden and Trevor Hughes. The exhibition continues until 31st August 2012.  …

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GLASS WORKSHOP WITH JIYONG LEE, DUBLINIn this workshop students will focus on understanding various properties of glass material as an artistic medium and learn a variety of cold working processes including cutting, grinding, carving, laminating, and refining and polishing of the surface. The creative possibilities in the workshop will be expended with learning about laminating,…

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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…

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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.…

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