County Antrim Open Studios

County Antrim Open Studios A network of artists and craftspeople who welcome visitors

20/11/2023

If you're in Ballymena today please call in to the Beautiful Work exhibition at the Braid Arts Centre. It's my turn for Meet the Maker day, I'll be spinning locally grown Hill Cheviot wool but will be most happy to break off and show you round๐Ÿ

A great evening celebrating all our wonderful creatives๐Ÿ’•
02/11/2023

A great evening celebrating all our wonderful creatives๐Ÿ’•

01/11/2023
01/11/2023

A new Vase from last nightโ€™s firing and a few Roses!!

01/11/2023
26/10/2023

โš’๐ŸŽจ Beautiful Work: Artists & Makers and the Creative Process ๐ŸŽจโš’

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐Ÿญ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€:

Saturday 28 October 2023, 1pm to 4pm
Raymond Watson, a Belfast born artist best known for The Hands of History +20 exhibition to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and his latest exhibition Apis Mellifera: The Honey Bee.

Monday 30 October 2023, 10am to 1pm
Ernie Kilpatrick, a woodworking artist, chair maker and spoon carver based in his studio in Randalstown.
Heather McFadden, of Gobbins Crafts is a jewellery maker and artist who also teaches silversmithing classes in her studio in Islandmagee.

Tuesday 31 October 2023, 10am to 1pm
Jane Lloyd, a textile artist and member of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork society. She works out of her home workshop near Ballymena.

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10am to 12noon
Yvonne Magee, an abstract impressionist artist, an American expat she is now based on the north coast in Cushendall.

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 1pm to 3pm
Vera McCullough, an award-winning jewellery maker born in the Czech republic, she is best known for her designs for a brooch and cufflinks presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Friday 3 November 2023, 10am to 1pm
Denise McAuley, of Moneyvart Ceramics, is a small batch potter making hand-thrown ceramics inspired by the landscape and shoreline of Northern Ireland.

Here we go!
23/10/2023

Here we go!

โš’๐ŸŽจ Beautiful Work: Artists & Makers and the Creative Process ๐ŸŽจโš’

๐Ÿ“Œ From 27 October to 30 November 2023, Monday - Saturday, 10am to 4pm
๐Ÿ“Œ at Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid,

This is the inaugural exhibition of County Antrim Open Studios (CAOS), which celebrates their first year by showcasing the work of a wonderfully diverse group of artists and makers including visual artists; ceramicists; textile artists; jewellery makers; and a bookbinder, a wood carver and a sculptor among others.

It includes exhibits that have been created using traditional skills as well as those using contemporary and innovative techniques.

CAOS provides the local community, and visitors to the area, opportunities to engage with, and learn about, local artists and craftspeople, and for local County Antrim artists and makers to meet and learn about each other.

๐Ÿ‘‰ To learn more about CAOS, or to contact them, visit: https://countyantrimopenstudios.co.uk/

18/10/2023

New stockist!!
It's great to make connections with local wool producers, and a perfect fit for my wooly pictures โ˜บ is not only a beautiful setting but is a celebration of all things wool!

18/10/2023

My lovely customer has shopped local and supported 3 businesses here in the triangle area by matching her bracelet to her nails for a recent holiday abroad! Myself at the Causeway Speciality Market Coleraine, Denise at Artisan Glass By Denise Loughrey and Eala Beauty beauticians and nail technician extraordinaire! What a brilliant knock-on effect! Keep 'er local folks!

18/10/2023

Just posted off this silver and rosewood commissioned ring ๐Ÿ’

02/09/2023

Applications are now OPEN for our 2023 Christmas Craft Market! ๐ŸŽ„

Join us from November 11th to December 21st for the most festive market experience on the North Coast. ๐ŸŒŸ

Our Christmas Craft Market takes place indoors in our ground floor galleries and showcases the best handmade contemporary crafts and artisan food producers, from ceramics to glass, jewellery design to textiles, wood-turning to festive decorations, homeware to stocking fillers, promoting makers from far and wide. ๐ŸŽ

Last year was a record-breaker, with over 2500 visitors and nearly ยฃ17,000 in gross sales over five weeks. We're gearing up for an even better 2023! ๐Ÿ™Œ

We invite applications from makers within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough and across Northern Ireland. Our focus is on supporting professional makers and creatives who rely on their craft as their livelihood. ๐Ÿ’ผ

๐Ÿš€ MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
The market kicks off on Saturday 11th November in collaboration with Naturally North Coast and Glens. Enjoy a festive evening filled with stunning handmade items, gourmet coffee, delicious homemade treats, and a fantastic atmosphere. ๐ŸŽถ

Ready to join us? If you're a professional maker or artist, download the application form below and send it to [email protected] by Friday 22 September at 5 PM.

https://www.flowerfield.org/assets/documents/Flowerfield-Christmas-Market-2023-Application-Form-Guidelines-1.docx

17/08/2023
17/08/2023

I used to dream about having a cottage garden where I could grow some veg and my own cut flowers, but never did I think I would be growing a business too.

I'm passionate about sustainable agriculture and it's at the heart of everything at Forage&Faff.

We grew up eating seasonal veg, foraging for nuts and jam fruits and rearing our own meat on the farm. Now I'm thrilled to bring that same ethos to everything floral in Shilnavogie too!

Grow, Gather, Graze.

Meet the Maker  Crafts
09/08/2023

Meet the Maker Crafts

Meet the Maker Emer Dixon Jewellery
07/08/2023

Meet the Maker Emer Dixon Jewellery

Meet the Maker Eleanor-Jane McCartney
05/08/2023

Meet the Maker Eleanor-Jane McCartney

Meet the Maker Moneyvart Ceramics
04/08/2023

Meet the Maker Moneyvart Ceramics

Meet the Maker Ciaran Headley
02/08/2023

Meet the Maker Ciaran Headley

Meet the Maker Audrey Kyle Art
02/08/2023

Meet the Maker Audrey Kyle Art

August Craft Month starts here. As always, all of our artists and makers will be ready to welcome you to their studios. ...
01/08/2023

August Craft Month starts here. As always, all of our artists and makers will be ready to welcome you to their studios. Visit www.countyantrimopenstudios.co.uk where you will find contact information for all of our creatives.


Another member, ready for visitors๐Ÿ’•
26/05/2023

Another member, ready for visitors๐Ÿ’•

New sign up! We think it looks well.

Congratulations to  ๐Ÿ’
14/10/2022

Congratulations to ๐Ÿ’

Enjoyed the RUA exhibition so much last night . Thank you to the RUA for including my little etching with aquatint.

Meet Rosanne at Willow Leaves Handmade Books on Wednesdays from 10am until 1pm
30/09/2022

Meet Rosanne at Willow Leaves Handmade Books on Wednesdays from 10am until 1pm

Lorna Shannon will be happy to welcome you to her weaving shed. Contact her at Crann + Caora
28/09/2022

Lorna Shannon will be happy to welcome you to her weaving shed. Contact her at Crann + Caora

Vera McCullough at Vera McCullough Jewellery is open to visitors from Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 9-2
26/09/2022

Vera McCullough at Vera McCullough Jewellery is open to visitors from Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 9-2

Textile and collage artist Jane Lloyd  will welcome visitors to her studio by appointment. Contact her at janelloyd00@ho...
24/09/2022

Textile and collage artist Jane Lloyd will welcome visitors to her studio by appointment. Contact her at [email protected]

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