• DESIGN CONVERSATIONS | Furniture Designer Michael Harris

    Category: Awards and Supports, design conversations, Resources

    Michael Harris took a moment from his final year in Letterfrack to talk to Future Makers about his design process and plans for the future. Michael is a furniture design student from GMIT, Letterfrack, combining traditional timber joinery and modern digital technology to produce contemporary design ...

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  • DESIGN CONVERSATIONS | Ceramic Artist Owen Quinlan

    Category: Awards and Supports, design conversations, Resources

    Galway based ceramic artist Owen Quinlan chats to Future Makers about the high standards he sets for himself and his love for the making process. Owen’s glaze based work focuses on the geological attributes of the ceramic medium. He has reduced his forms to one singular repetitive shape to enable ...

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  • DESIGN CONVERSATIONS | Jewellery Designer Lorna Boyle

    Category: Awards and Supports, design conversations, Resources

    Jewellery designer Lorna Boyle took time out from her current studies in London to speak to Future Makers about what is currently inspiring her and future career goals. Lorna won the Future Makers Student Innovation Award last year for her contemporary jewellery collection while studying jewellery ...

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  • DESIGN CONVERSATIONS | Ceramic Designer Anthony Horrigan

    Category: Awards and Supports, design conversations, Resources

    Ceramic Designer Anthony Horrigan speaks to Future Makers about crossing the boundaries of gallery ceramics and working within Industry. Anthony received the 2013 Future Makers Student Innovation Award for his Amalgam collection. This collection of canisters were cast in fine bone china, laser etch ...

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  • Kilkenny Design Workshops 50th anniversary celebrated with interactive iPad app

    Category: Opportunities

    Story of internationally renowned KDW presented through a new iPad app now available for download from the App Store or viawww.kdwapp.com “A concentration of young artists and designers would have stirred things up in most places...the effects were not long appearing…” William H. Walsh’s ...

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  • Fresh Talent – An exhibition of work by creative new designers and practitioners

    Category: Opportunities

    National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 6th February – 18th March 2015 Official Opening: Friday 6th February 7pm   Fresh Talent, which opened at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on Friday, 6th February 2015, shines a light on the creative new wave of designers emerging since 2011 wh ...

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  • Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015

    Category: Opportunities

    Universal Design Grand Challenge 2015 The Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) is a design competition that promotes and awards design excellence in Ireland. The UDGC invites third level students in their two years of study, post grads and recent graduates to enter their best student ...

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  • 1,800 jobs and 200 new businesses to be created through Irish Design 2015

    Category: International, Opportunities

    Ministers Bruton and Nash launch ID2015 to promote Ireland as a hub for design excellence 2015 has been designated as the year of Irish design. Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a year-long programme which will promote and celebrate Irish design with the aim of driving job-creation, growing exports a ...

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About Futuremakers

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's "Future Makers Awards and Supports" provide support for the next generation of makers to learn, experience, investigate, develop, create and shape the future of Irish craft. Future Makers fund: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and much more.

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