Seminars & Masterclasses

Join the discussion: contextualising, investigating and questioning ideas around contemporary craft and design

Check out NDCG's eventbrite page for upcoming talks, workshsops and seminars

Seminar: Materiality & Process
Sat 9 February, 2pm - 3.45pm | Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Coinciding with the launch of Monumentality / Fragility EUROPEAN PRIZE APPLIED ART, we host a series of talks with exhibiting makers. This seminar explores Materiality & Process  with ceramicist Claudia Biehne (DE), Metalsmith Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill (IE/UK), Textile Artist Caroline Schofield (IE), Jeweller Dimitar Stankov (BG) for an afternoon of talks and discussion at the Parade Tower, Kilkenny. Registration will start at 1.30pm. Free event. Book here

Meet the Makers with Joe Hogan & Nicola Kelly
Thurs 28 March, 6.30pm
Join basketmaker Joe Hogan and ceramic artist Nicola Kelly as they discuss their traditional craft disciplines within a contemporary craft context. Free event. Book here

Meet the Makers with Juli Bolanos Durman & Niki Collier
Thurs 25 April, 6.30pm
Artist Niki Collier who works with constructed textiles and glass artist Juli Bolanos Durman who has recently immersed into working with glass. A Discussion on creative influences and materiality and process. Book here

Meet the Makers with Eimear Conyard, Annemarie Reinhold & Aidi Toch
Thursday 30 May, 6.30pm
Join Gold, Silver and Metal-smiths Eimear Conyard, Annmarie Reinhold and Aidi Toch as they discuss their practices in relation to the exhibition theme Monumentality / Fragility, followed by a demonstration at 7.30pm on the ancient Kombu technique. Book here

Masterclass – Basket Making
Thurs 28 March, 10am-5pm
Learn how to weave your own basket in a full day masterclass with Ireland’s leading basket maker Joe Hogan. Group size will be restricted for optimum learning with detailed notes on the various weaving processes. Fee €95. Book here

Adult Workshop – Felted Artefacts
Thurs 25 April, 2pm - 5pm €35
Niki Collier will guide participants in learning felt making techniques in response to her work on display in our current exhibition European Prize for Applied Arts. Book here