Meet the Maker - Craft exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations

01 March - 24 December
The Meet the Maker Programme which takes place in Ards Crafts, Craft and Design Centre, Newtownards features a different crafts person every month revealing their inspirations, designs, processes and techniques in a series of exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.

Exhibitions and Demonstrations are free. Workshops cost £12 inc. materials (advance booking required).

March
1-29 March
Exhibition @ the Space - ‘Ebb Tide’
Exhibition by Glass Artist Rosemary McMillen
FREE

8 March 11am-1pm
Artist Talk - ‘Fusing Glass – Art and Alchemy’
Artist Talk by Rosemary McMillen
FREE

April
5 April 11am -1pm
Demonstration ‘The Peninsula Pen—the man behind the making’
Demonstration by Woodturner Terry Williams
FREE

May
3 – 31 May
Exhibition @ the Space ‘Awakenings’
Group exhibition by current participants of Craft NI’s Making it programme
FREE

31 May 10.30am – 1pm
Workshop - ‘Creative Ceramics ‘
Workshop with Ceramicist Rebecca Killen
£12 inc materials

June
7 June 10.30am – 1pm
Workshop - ‘Beginners guide to painting on silk’
Workshop with Textile Artist Jan Campbell
£12 inc materials

July
5 July 10.30am-1pm
Workshop - ‘Textile Surface Design’
Workshop with Textile Artist Shauna McGowan
£12 inc materials

August
1 – 30 August
Exhibition @ the Space ‘Selected Works’
Exhibition by Willow Weaver Elaine Burke
FREE

7 August 11am – 1pm
‘Figurative Willow Sculpture’ Demonstration
Demonstration by Willow Weaver Elaine Burke of Welig Heritage Crafts
FREE

September
6 – 27 September
Exhibition @ the Space - ‘Reflections of Nebulae’
Exhibition by Glass Artist Keith Sheppard
FREE

6 September 10.30am – 1pm
Workshop ‘Introduction to glass cutting and fusing’
Workshop with Glass Artist Keith Sheppard
£12 inc materials

October
25 October 10.30am- 1pm
Workshop ‘Free Form Knitting – creative texture and colour’
Workshop with Spinner/Knitter Helen Templeton
£12 inc materials

November
1 – 29 November
Exhibition @ the Space – ‘New Growth’
Exhibition by Wood Turner John Lowry
FREE

29 November 11am – 1pm
Artist Talk by Woodturner John Lowry
FREE

December
4 – 24 December
Exhibition @ the Space – ‘Under the Tree’
Seasonal Exhibition by Ards Crafts
FREE
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Exhibitions 09:30-17:00 Monday - Saturday

Prices:

Exhibitions and Demonstrations are free.
Workshops £12 (inc materials) must be booked in advance.

Date Info:

A series of crafts demonstrations, exhibition and workshops featuring a different crafts person each month

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Beside the bus station in Newtownards
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Contact Details

Ards Crafts
Craft and Design Centre
31 Regent Street
Newtownards
Co Down
BT23 4AD

Website:
ardscreates.com
Email:
ards.crafts@ards-council.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9182 6846