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Employment sought Young but experienced metal craftsman with fine-art background, specialising in bronze chasing, patinating, mold-making and general restoration work, looking for permanent posi­ tion in Dublin area. Call Ian Gorman on 0044-181-9982703.

For sale Finnish Countermarch Loom (Toika) with bench, weaving width 54', 8 shaft, complete with all accessories. Also warping mill. £750.00. Contact Mary Corcoran at 01-4539120.

For sale Leather thonging - black endless reels, 50m x 3mm x 1mm. 20 reels - only £160. Telephone 01-4972835

For sale Top Loader, Electric, 6.5 Cu. ft. Kiln (Potclays) For more details contact Hilary at 092-41663.

For lease Large retail outlet for lease in Clifden Town, Connemara, Co. Galway. Prime location (just off Square in Clifden, on Market Street). Area being divided into 4 craft units which will be approx. 35'xl5' each unit. For further information contact Mary Joyce, Waterfall Lodge, Bridge Street, Clifden, Co. Galway. Telephone 095-21122.

Position vacant Badger hill pottery will have a vacancy for a junior thrower to commence early in 1997. For information please write to the Pottery at Ballinavary, near Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Alternatively, Telephone 054-35060 during business hours.

To let Craft workshop to let in secure situation in Co. Tipperary Approx. 1800 sq. ft. with 3 phase electricity. Potential for expansion. Reasonable rent. Telephone 052-31981.

Wanted Second hand Shimpo potters wheel wanted. Contact: Margaret Delaney, 16, Gracefield Ave., Dublin 5. Telephone 01-8316711.

Wanted Any second-hand silkscreen printing equipment. Please contact Peter Bonnar at 01-8720764.

Wanted Kilkenny based designer knitwear business seeks trainee persons to operate semi comput­ erised knitting machines and for linking and finishing of garments. Full training given but an interest in the clothing or craft industry is an added advantage. Ring Louise at 056-64588 for details between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday).

Wanted. Shared Kiln and Studio Space State rent, kiln specification and times available. Richard Slator, 31 St. John's, Sandymount, Dublin 4. Telephone 01-283 9395

Wanted Home hand-crocheters wanted. Contact: Caithriona at 01-4733257

Wanted Craft units available Three craft units available for leasing in the Craft Centre, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Applications are invited for commercially viable craft projects or proposals. Priority will be given to proposals involving high-quality craft products to complement the quality range of products and the image of Dingle Craft Centre. Applications in writing to Odaras na Gaeltachta, An Daingean, Co. Chiarrai. Telephone 066-51658.

Second-hand potters wheel and kiln. Contact Yvonne Locke at 061-357 014, Monday to Friday after 6.00pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Wanted Electric kiln, chamber size in the region of 9 cubic inches. Contact Anne at 01-280 3357.

Agent Available Are you seeking an agent in the South East of Ireland. If so, contact Brian Bedlow, Telephone 055-25170

The overwhelming success of this year's Irish Market held in Manchester during the city's Irish Festival in March, is set to be repeated next year, when an even bigger and better market is planned.

Ag labhairt do ag an lainseail diiirt an tAire 6 hUiginn, 'Is cuid tabhachtach de shaol eacnamaiochta, chulturtha agus shoisialta na Gaeltachta iad na healaiontoiri agus na ceardaithe. N i hamhiin go bhfuil deis acu a sli beatha a bhaint amach i gceardar an cheantair as a fhaigheann siad a gcuid ionsparaid, ach cuireann siad fein le culnir na Gaeltachta trid an saothar a chruthaionn siad agus a laithreacht sa cheantar'.

Council officials already planning next year's outdoor event - which will be held on the 14th, 15th and 16th March 1997 - are hoping to attract more traders, demonstrating an even greater variety of crafts. This year's market drew 25 craft exhibitors from across Ireland, selling a good cross-section of traditional Irish crafts.

Creideann Judy Greene, Stiiirthoir DCI, go bhfuil daoine i bhfad ni'os roghnaithi anois faoi na hearrai a cheanaionn siad toisc eacnamaiocht na tire seo a bheith chomh laidir is ata. Diiirt si go raibh cail ar thallann agus ar chruthaitheacht dearthoiri na hEireann agus go leirionn an taispeantas seo go bhfuil tairgi fiireannacha direach chomh maith ceanna.

Exhibitions/ Competitions

General Announcements

International Decorative Ceramics Competition '97

Irish Festival Market for Manchester in 1997

Submissions accepted from all over the world demonstrating new ideas for colour, decora­ tion, shape and use. Categories: 1) Designs on paper category (up to 2 designs per person/group) 2) Ceramics works category (one work only per person/group) No application fee is required from overseas applicants. For more detailed information and application form please contact: The Exectuive Committee of the International Decorative Ceramics Fair '97, Komatsu City Hall, 91 Konmade-machi, Komatsu, Ishikawa 923, Japan. Facsimile. +81-761-23-2000. Fiberart International '97 The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. announces the 15th biennial exhibition of Fiberart International '97, opening July 11, 1997 and running through August 24, 1997. Fiberart International '97 will be held at The Pittsburgh Center for prestigious galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A comprehensive package of support to help with travel and accommodation costs for traders is currently being put together, and offi­ cials would be particularly interested from any craft trader who may be able to give some form of demonstration of their craft at the market.

For further information please contact: Kathy Roche, Design Concourse Ireland (091) 566016 or Maire Seo Breathnach, Udaras na Gaeltachta (091)503100

More information is available from Kendra Kennedy, Land and Property Department, Room 5016, 5th Floor, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2AX, England. Telephone (0044) 161-2341281.


Design Concourse Ireland Jurors:

Patricia Malarcher, Jan Myers-Newbury, Lotus Stack

Slide Deadline: February 10, 1997 Entry Fee:

$26 for up to three pieces;

Entry Form:

one overall slide, one detail slide per entry SASE to Catherine McConnell, 6426 Jackson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

For further information or confirmation, please contact: Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Director, 4302 Woodbine Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Telephone (412) 7335986

Workshop/ Courses Courses in Silk-Screen Printing and Painting on Fabric From design through to printing and painting textiles. Also dyeing, wax resist and batik tech­ niques offered. Tuition by long established textile printmaker/artist from the Artists Studio in the heart of Co. Clare. Courses offered of various duration and open to every­ one. Groups or individual bookings taken. For further information please contact Nicola Henley, Knockahollow, Coolawn, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare. Telephone 061-921411.

Design Concourse Ireland was established in Galway in 1995 to act as an exciting exhibition centre for the best in Irish interior design and furnishings. It is housed in a beautifully restored 17th century Merchant's House. Due to popular demand, the Concourse has now opened a Retail Gallery on the ground floor, exhibiting and selling the finest in Irish Craft items. I f you are interested in displaying and selling your work in what is now one of Ireland's premier exhibition venues, please con­ tact Hilary Morley at Telephone (091) 566016 or Facsimile (091) 566927. Taispeantas Gaeltachta i 'Design Concourse Ireland' Sheol an tAire Ealaion, Culniir & Gaeltachta, Micheal D O hUiginn T.D., Taispeantas de scoth ceardaithe, ealaiontoiri agus dearthoiri ata ag feidhmiii sa Ghaeltacht inniu I ngailearai 'Design Concourse Ireland' ( D O ) sa Ghaillimh inniu (De Luan, 23ii Mean Fomhair 1996). De thoradh Meadii an eilimh ar thairgi Eireannacha d'ardchaighdean, idir throscan, tairgi ealaine agus eadai, thug DCI cuireadh do roinnt dearthoiri Ghaeltacht-bhunaithe teacht le cheile agus pairt a ghlacadh I dtaispeantas sa ghailearaf/siopa ata acu I nGaillimh. Le tacaiocht 6 Udaras na Gaeltachta, ta 13 cear­ daithe Ghaeltacht-bhunaithe ag glacadh pairte sa taispeantas agus ta 57 dearthoir Eireannach in iomlan ag taispeaint a gcuid saothair i D C I faoi lathair.

Congratulations to Theresa Kelly from the Lace Gallery, Carrickmacross. Theresa was awarded 'The Sally Johanson Perpetual Trophy' at the World Lace Congress which was held in July in Turku, Finland, where exhibition stands from 29 countries, including Ireland, displayed samples of their lace-making traditions. This is the highest award the Congress bestows and it is the first time that the trophy was awarded to a country other than the host country of the Congress. Rajmahal is here in Ireland Beautiful, lustrurous, colourful thread in 60 vibrant colours, gold thread and cords, Shisha Mirrors. Please send an SAE for a free skein and other samples to:Madra Dubh Fabrics &: Threads, 'Gan Crioch, Rathcooney, Glanmire/, Co. Cork. The Bridge Art Gallery Based on an idea run very successfully in Scodand, Dublin's newest gallery, The Bridge, combines a large, airy exhibition space with a smaller gallery shop. The Bridge Gallery provides access to both applied and fine arts. Opened in early November, The Bridge is now seeking craft workers interested in inclusion in the gallery and shop. It is hoped that, while functioning foremost as an attractive oudet, The Bridge will also create opportunities for exchange between the Irish and Scottish Galleries. Lys Hegarty, The Bridge Gallery, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7. Telephone 01-872 9702 Facsimile 01 872 9699.


Leather thonging - black endless reels, 50m x 3mm x 1mm. 20 reels - only £160. Telephone 01-4972835 Are you seeking an agent in the South Ea...


Leather thonging - black endless reels, 50m x 3mm x 1mm. 20 reels - only £160. Telephone 01-4972835 Are you seeking an agent in the South Ea...