13th June 2022
Flowerfield Arts Centre is set to host a unique artisan craft exhibition featuring the works of 12 crafters and makers from across the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
The Causeway Craft Trail Showcase Exhibition will take place from Saturday 18th June – Wednesday 31st August 2022.
It will feature works by local creatives who participated in the pilot Causeway Coast and Glens Craft Trail back in March. This allowed visitors to meet with local makers and crafters in the places that inspire their work. A new map was also produced as part of the initiative, illustrating the locations of makers and craft collectives’ studios.
Looking ahead to the exhibition, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace said:
“The Causeway Coast and Glens area is home to a wealth of artists, making both traditional and contemporary crafts. From the likes of potters and textile artists to jewellery designers, glass artists and wood turners – our wonderful creatives continue to draw inspiration from our spectacular landscape, coastline, and cultural heritage.
The pilot Craft Trail created an immersive and unique tourism experience for visitors and residents to observe and appreciate these artists. The new Craft Exhibition is an extension of this which further serves to celebrate and showcase their work to new audiences.
“Visitors will be spoilt for choice as they explore the exhibition and there will also be a series of workshops and demonstrations for adults and children to enjoy, led by the makers themselves.”
The skilled artisans taking part in the exhibition include:
- Ceramicists Adam Frew, Babs Belshaw of The Blackheath Pottery, Fiona Shannon, Malcolm Murchison, and McCall Gilfillan.
- Textile artists Frankie Creith, Brigitte Le Boulleur, Jill Gurney, Claire McDowell and Crann +Caora.
- Glass artists Eleanor-Jane McCartney and Andrea Spencer.
- Jewellery designers Robert Spottenand Emma Thorpe.
- Milliner Fee McToal.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will officially open the exhibition on Saturday 18 June at 1pm and everyone is welcome to come along.
To find out more about the Craft Trail visit https://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/explore/craft-trail