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most professional and informed manner.

Blacksmithing & Forging Foundation Course Applicants are invited by Cearta Inneona, the National Blacksmithing & Forging Centre of Ireland, for an exciting new two-year foundation course in Blacksmithing and Forging, which will be accredited by the Crafts Council of Ireland, to commence in September 1998. The course is designed to address Blacksmithing for the 21st Century, and the curriculum covers practical and theoretical concerns, art and design concepts, computing (IT and CAD) and business studies. Further information and application forms, which should be submitted by 3rd July 1998, may be obtained from: Anna O'Donoghue, Cearta Inneona, 21 Healy Terrace, Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland. Tel: 096 70998. Fax: 096 72666.

For further information, please contact Kerry McCall or Ann Dack. Phone. 016778453.

Opportunities in the USA Niall and Nancy Falloon have been buying crafts to sell in their US shop for some eight years concentrating totally on non-ethnic goods. They would like to concentrate on a comprehensive nationwide market search to find stores who will buy quality (irrelevant of its origin). If you are interested in exporting to the US and think that it makes sense to have a directory of stores sympathetic to your field of work, please contact them. You can look at their website They can be contacted by email at: or Tel: (904) 247 0491. Fax: (904) 247 0496.

Blacksmith Trainer Required Cearta Inneona requires an experienced qualified blacksmith to train on the new two-year foundation course. Please write to Anna O'Donoghue enclosing C.V.

The Commissioning Gallery, Second Floor, DESIGNyard, Temple Bar, Dublin. All associated craftspeople and designers are asked to update any information we hold such as portfolios, CVs and slides. Or, if you would be interested in working with us, please feel free to contact us at the number below. The Commissioning Gallery is an expanded source facility for architectural, corporate and domestic clients. It is a space dedicated to the commissioning process located on the second floor of DESIGNyard. We handle direct referrals via the Crafts Council of Ireland's Mediastore, corporate gifts, awards, trophies and presentation pieces, and site specific large scale projects for architects and developers. To furnish our clients with the highest level of Irish craft and design, we need up-to-date comprehensive reference material from you the craftsperson and designer. Therefore, we need you to update any visual and written information we hold, thus enabling us to represent you and your work in the

EXHIBITIONS/COMPETITIONS Limerick City Crafts and Gifts Exhibition City Hall Limerick - 5th and 6th December 1998 from 10.00am to 6.00pm daily. Anybody interested in taking a stand at the Exhibition must complete an application form and send it into Caroline Roche, Event Manager by the end of June. For further information relating to the event, contact Caroline Roche at 086 2436347 after 6.00pm any day.

Irish Crafts Festival 1998, National Exhibition Centre, Dublin Airport. 8th - 13th December (Tel: 01-8415893, Fax: 01-8415975) A group of craftworkers have come together to organise their own show with all funds going into the show or credited back to all the craftworkers. The cost of the show is ÂŁ85.00 per sq mtr plus VAT. Availability allocated on a first come basis. Stand size and preference along with a 30% deposit to be submitted no later than 30th June 1998. Alternatively, you can make four credit payments commencing on 1st July ending on 1st October. Should you have any queries please contact Philip Gaffney at 01-8415893.



Fiberart International '99 9th September - 31st October 1999 The Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts and The Society for Contemporary Crafts, two prestigious galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jurors: Jason Pollen, Rebecca Stevens, Bhakti Zeik Slide Deadline: 12 February 1999 Entry Fee: $28.00 (US Dollars) for up to three entries. Two slides per entry; one overall, one detail. Entry From: SASE to Sharon Keech, 310 S. Linden Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15208-2648 USA. For further information or confirmation, please contact Sally Yunis, Director, 145 Penham Lane, Pittsburgh PA 15208-2636. Tel: (412)363-0204. Fax: (412)967-9541.

The Knitting and Stitching Show (Dates in 1998) Alexander Palace, London 15th - 18th October. RDS, Dublin 5th - 8th November. International Halls, Harrogate 19th 22nd November. The Great British Quilt Festival now alongside London & Harrogate. Now in its twelfth year, The Knitting and Stitching Show is firmly established as the premier event of its type in the British Isles. Taking place in Alexandra Palace, Harrogate and Dublin, the Show attracts over 80,000 dedicated buyers of your products. The Knitting & Stitching Shows are presented by: Creative Exhibitions

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Castleconnell Arts & Crafts Fair (25th - 26th October 1998) The Castleconnell Craft Fair invites applications from potential exhibitors for stands at this year's CraftFair 98. The 2-day fair attracts craftworkers from all 4 provinces, and visitor numbers usually average about 5000. CraftFair 98 will include a period of admission by invitation only to encourage viewing by the Corporate Sector. This aspect of CraftFair 98 is supported by Shannon Development and the Limerick Co Enterprise Board. For further details and an application form, please contact the following within the next 2 weeks: Ms M O'Connor, Coolbawn, Castleconnell, Co Limerick. Tel: 061-377810.

Triskel Craft Fair As part of the 'Sense of Cork' Arts Festival, the Triskel Arts Centre is running a Craft Fair on Sunday, 28th June from 12.00pm - 6.00pm. We invite all interested to exhibit their work on the day. For further information telephone Triskel at 021-272022.

Weekend Market in Smithfield Craft Work required for weekend market in Smithfield, Dublin later this year. The market is a tourist trail and demand could be high at times. If you are inerested in displaying some goods, please contact Michael Swords 012823900, or Tony Stewart 018332206.

COURSES Landscape Photography Workshops (Beara Peninsula, West Cork) A relaxed unique photographic adventure with an experienced photographer and teacher. 3 Workshops per day - 05.00 to 09.00, 10.00 to 15.00, 16.00 to 20.00. For further information: contact Aldo Belmonte (027)60047.

Silver smithing/Jewellery Summer Workshops in Ireland The Old Schoolhouse, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, Ireland. Contact Brian Clarke Tel: 0404 46385. Fax: 0404 46060.

Harold O'Connor, World Famous Jeweller and Teacher., Salida, Colorado, USA. A Celtic Experience. Mon 21st September - Fri 2nd October 1998. A two week workshop exploring ancient Celtic designs through the medium of Granulation and Filigree. Contact Brian Clarke for further details.

Couch House Courses The Old Rectory, Easken, Co Sligo. Tel: 096-49181. Fax: 096-49466. E mail: Coach House Courses are offering a new selection of workshops and short weekend courses. Numbers of participants are limited on our courses to ensure that everyone has plenty of time with the tutor, and plenty of hands on experience. Our aim is to provide the skill, materials, environment and atmosphere to ensure that everyone gets the most from the weekend.

FOR SALE O Small single headed electronic cone winding machine for winding cone to cone (and waxing if required). Contact Allen J Hughes, 56 Granville Park, Blackrock, Dublin. Tel: 01 2897569. Fax: 01 2895228. © Showcase 124 cm wide, 93 cm high, 61cm deep. 2 cm square steel profde frame. Two glass sliding doors with lock. Easy to dismantle for storing flat. £250.00 o.n.o. Contact Rudolf Heltzel. Tel/Fax 056 21497. © Two showcases 62cm wide, 67cm high, 35cm deep. Rigid, brushed bronze frame. 2.5cm square profde. Glass swing door with lock. £375.00 each o.n.o. Contact Rudolf Heltzel. Tel/Fax 05621497. © German handweaving loom, dobby with punchcards, 140cm weaving width, double boxes. £600. Tel. Anke McKernan at 061-921527.

POSITIONS SOUGHT O Twenty-one year old, Second Year Ceramics' student (NCAD) seeking Summer work in Ceramic Studio. Contact Patrick Murphy, 76 Maple Drive, Drogheda, Co Louth. 04138795. © 24 Year Old University Graduate seeks a position/apprenticeship with Glass/Ceramic craft company. Contact Veronica Hogan, Clonimiclan, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co Tipperary 05634436.

WORK EXPERIENCE O Geraldine Brennan is looking for work experience in a textiles related field. A textiles graduate. Excellent commitment. References available. Contact Geraldine at 11 Moyne Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. © First Year Jewellery Design Student studying at Middlesex University seeks work experience with Designer, preferably in the Dublin area. Available July, August and September. Contact: Denise Reddy, 3a Wyndham Crescent, Tufnell park, London N19 5QJ. Tel: 0044-171-281-2413.

WANTED O Kilns, Glass Engravers, Oil Glass Cutters, Sandblasts and Belt Finishers with Water Pump. Iron ends, Powder Glass as well as any other equipment for Glass Ceramic Studio. Contact Veronica Hogan Clonimiclan, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co Tipperary 05634436. © Potter required to teach classes. Adults/children, morning/evening, commencing September 1998. Celbridge area of Kildare. For further details phone Nina Patterson 01-6270951 at "Artworks Studio". © Kick Wheels sought - must be in good condition. Phone Nina Patterson 01-6270951 at "Artworks Studio". © Small Pottery in Waterford City requires person with some experience. Must be able to throw and have experience of general workshop practices. Hours and renumeration negotiable. Please contact Liz McCay at Tel: 051 878166. Fax 051-850399 or send C V to Waterford Pottery, Dyehouse Lane, Waterford.


The Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts and The Society for Contemporary Crafts, two prestigious galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jurors: J...