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 August Craft Month at Flowerfield Arts Centre
Saturday 1 – 31 August
Enrolment now open
Sat 6 - Sat 27 August 2016
Exhibition in Main Galleries
A collective of northern Craft-makers and Artists feature in this exhibition of Ceramics, Glass and Silver celebrating August Craft Month. Flowerfield Art Centre’s is famous for “Hot Crafts”, and its association with the makers of beautifully crafted pieces created by an alchemy of earth, fire and air.
Main Galleries at Flowerfield Arts Centre.
Open 9-5pm, Monday to Friday and 10-1pm on Saturdays.
Workshops at Flowerfield
Enrolment now open
Contact: Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, BT55 7HU
Tel: 028 7083 1400
Tel: 028 7083 1400
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General Info
  • All workshops are Suitable for age 16+
  • All Workshops usually run from 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated
  • Students are advised to bring a packed lunch, Tea & Coffee is available.
  • Wear old clothes or protective aprons.
  • Book places with a deposit (if over £80) and pay balance later
  • Bring some humour and laughter
Japanese Shibori (Indigo Dyed Fabric)
One Day Workshop with Catherine Quinn
Sat 20 August 2016        Fee:  £40 (includes materials)
Time: 10am-4pm 
Max 10 places
Learn the tradition of Japanese Shibori dyeing. First time students get two Tenugi, (a Japanese hand towel) and are shown two shibori techniques to assemble and fasten the pieces for a stunning dye effect. If you did it before and want to move to the next level, then make an indigo summer scarf using Arashi or the pole wrapping technique. Complete by dyeing everything in the natural indigo dye vat to a desired depth of glorious blue. This is more Zen than just simple tie-dye.
Raku Doodle Do!
2 Day Raku Pottery Workshop with Malcolm Murchison
Sat 20 & Sat 27 August 2016                 Fee: £120 (includes materials and firing)
10am-4pm 20 August
& 10am - 6pm 27 August
Max 7 Places only
East meets West in this 2 day specialist workshop of earth, air, fire, and water. Students will get to make up to 6 extraordinary pots with the master ceramicist on the first day, ready for glazing and finishing in the firey kiln on the second day. More information is available this is as much a performance as a workshop, don’t miss it.
Suitable for people with some ceramic experience.
Throwing Porcelain Bowls & Vessels
 Four Day Pottery Masterclass with Adam Frew
2-5 August 2016                Fee: £180 (4 days) (includes materials and firing)
9-12 August 2016              Fee: £180 (4 days) (includes materials and firing)
10am-4pm each day
Max 7 Places only
Participants will have the chance to make their own energetic pots using porcelain clay on a wheel, under the guidance of talented potter Adam Frew and finish with stains & glazes. Eagerly awaited, places are limited, sign up quickly.
Fee includes materials and kiln firing.
Glass Bead making for Jewellery
 Two 2-day workshops with Glassmaker Catherine Keenan
Fri 5 & Sat 6, August 2016                        Fee: £90      Conc. £80 (includes materials)
Fri 12 & Sat 13, August 2016                   Fee: £90      Conc. £80 (includes materials)
Time: 10am-4pm
Max 6 Places each workshop
Enjoy a two-day class using lampworking techniques in glass bead-making. Students will learn how to turn on the torch, get familiar with the tools and the workspace, as well as guidance on the health and safety aspects. Catherine will show how to make a round bead, and explain some ways of applying pattern and experimenting with form to make your beads more unusual. 
Students will be guided through the very basics of this skill so it’s suitable for beginners as well as experienced students who will be shown advanced techniques.
Fused Glass Chimes & Sun-catchers
A one day workshop with Glassmaker Natasha Duddy.
Friday 5 August 2016       Fee: £45 (includes materials)
Time: 10am-3pm  
Max number 10 places
Design & create your own special Wind-chimes or an elegant Sun-catcher for your house or garden from fused coloured glass. Natasha will guide you through the cut, fuse and slump process of warm glass making. Students of all abilities could take part in this workshop                             
A one day workshop with Glassmaker Natasha Duddy.
Friday 12 August 2016     Fee: £45(includes materials)
Time: 10am-3pm  
Max number 10 places
After a brief health and safety talk and glass cutting demonstration. Students will use of line and colour to design and make a flat piece of glass using geometric patterns. This will be fired in the kiln over a 2 day process and then the tutor will re-fire them into the chosen moulds to produce your own unique hand-made plates or bowls. Students of all abilities could take part in this workshop
Or …..How to fuse your precious & personal memories forever into glass
 A one day workshop with Glassmaker Natasha Duddy.
Friday 19 August 2016     Fee: £45 (includes materials)
Time: 10am-3pm  
Max number 10 places
Students must send images and text in advance of the class to be printed ready for use on the day. Ask on enrolment for details.
Create a special personalised gift for yourself or a loved one. Using copies of personal or cherished photos, pictures and or text learn how to process them and fire them permanently onto the glass. You can make a piece for framing, or simply as a very personal coaster.
Tiffany Stained Glass
2 Day Tiffany Stained Glass Workshops with Roberta Larkin
Fri 5 & Sat 6 August 2016                       Fee: £80        Conc: £75 (includes materials)
Fri 12 & Sat 13 August 2016
Max 10 Places only
Tiffany stained glass is famous for fabulous glass lampshades and jewel like glass boxes. It is made with the traditional craft of joining small pieces of coloured glass together using the solder & copper foil Tiffany technique. Students will get expert guidance from Roberta in these two day workshops, on how to design and make their own jewel like decorative pieces of glassware. Make a simple decorative sun-catcher(s) to get you started on this amazing craft. Suitable for beginners.
Stacking Rings Necklace and Bangles
Silver design with Diane Lyness
Two day Jewellery Making workshop with Silversmith Diane Lyness   
Fri 26 & Sat 27 August 2016       Fee: £80       Conc: £70 (includes materials)
Time: 10am-5pm 
Max 10 places
Spend two days with Jeweller Diane Lyness by creating a silver necklace, stacking rings and/or a bangle. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques, with help to design and make beautiful jewellery to take home. You will surprise yourself with what you can achieve in this workshop.
Image reference:  August Craft Month Logo TBC
Image Credentials: CraftNI



Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm, Saturday. Flowerfield is also often open on
weekday evenings when creative classes are running in the centre please call us for details.
Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, BT55 7HU
028 7083 1400, info@flowerfield.org