There are some brilliant experiences on offer.
Cork Craft & Design has unveiled its 2022 line-up for Cork Craft Month, with over 50 fascinating workshops, artist talks, markets, and demonstrations taking place throughout August.
Whether you choose to watch a Crochet Flower Demonstration in the Peoples Parklet on Douglas Street, learn the art of frame weaving with artist Kate Wilson or head to the Roundy for an evening of vinyl, crafting, and spoken word, there is an event for everyone of all ages.
This year sees a number of new cultural organisations join the festival. TEST SITE, which is located on the grounds of a former sawmill on Kyrl’s Quay, will host a range of workshops, talks and outdoor events. There will also be two special live performances from the Fresh Air Collective, a bookbinding tutorial and a ceramic workshop.
Over on Centre Park Road, benchspace Cork will host a special Open Evening on August 2nd where the public can meet the makers and see their work.
The popular MADE IN CORK Market is also back this year and will take place in St Peter’s Cork on August 20th-21st.
Crafts as Gaeilge
Several events will be taking place in Irish, including Sonia Caldwell’s talk on Rush Rattle Weaving as part of the Timpeallacht Exhibition in Kilcoe Studios, Peadar O’Riada’s demonstration of Skep Traditional Beehive Weaving, and artist Martha Cashman’s workshop on how to make ceramic bird feeders.
Twelve original illustrations by Cork artist Annie Mar will also be popping up on city billboards so keep your eyes peeled for a special message as Gaeilge.
To mark Heritage Week (August 13th to 21st) a series of traditional heritage workshops and demonstrations will take place at Chapel Hill, School of Art in Macroom. Ceramic artists Jim Turner and Bernadette Tuite will demonstrate the hypnotic wonder of throwing clay forms on the potter’s wheel while Ann Mechenlick will give an insight into the art of circular weaving.
The full programme is live now so have a look here and book your place in your choice of workshops, free demos, and fun events.