From the current edition: The Future Makers Awards & Supports programme offers both practical assistance and encouragement to students and recent graduates of craft and design, assisting them in taking the first steps into professional practice.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders of Grafton Architects, received the IDI President’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design in Ireland, at the IDI Irish Design Awards on 17 November.
In Laura Quinn’s small residence in the Cotswolds, pages of sketches are pasted on the walls. Pencil, charcoal and pen describe potential new work to be made at a time when the glass furnace studio is next available. The drawings are the starting point for her wearable art pieces, theatrical confections of leather, rubber, metal and intricately worked glass reminiscent of the energy of Sonja Landweer’s jewellery.
Paul Caffrey explores the sumptuous work of Ireland’s influential textile artist Nigel Cheney.
From the Autumn 2016 edition: ‘Rudolf Heltzel since 1966,’ an exhibition of work by the eponymous jeweller, will run at the RHA Gallery from 3 – 6 November.
On the eve of his show at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, in Winter 2009 Joseph McBrinn considered the unique aesthetic Rudolf Heltzel has brought to jewellery design.
Owen Quinlan’s new work, Mesh, perfectly captures a moment in time; the precious moment in the kiln when everything aligns and is forever preserved.
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills & Design Course remains one of the few places in Ireland where students can undergo the hard graft of repetition training.
The Bloom Fringe Basket Festival, a first for Ireland, will take place at Dublin Castle on Saturday 4 June.
From the Spring 2016 edition: Two Irish artists, Stuart Cairns and Cara Murphy, will exhibit their work in the V&A, London, as part of ‘Silver Speaks: Idea to Object,’ curated by Corinne Julius, which runs in the V&A Silver Galleries from 8 March to 31 January 2017.