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Applied Arts Ulster Masterclasses - 2017

Time/Date - Thu 2 Feb 2017 - Thu 6 Apr 2017

The Applied Arts Ulster group organise a yearly programme of lectures held at the Ulster Museum.

This is a unique insight into the artists' work at the peak of their practice and an experience not to be missed.

Booking information

Masterclass workshops by Joe Hogan and Mary Simmons are free of charge but are for very limited numbers. These take place in the Discover Nature classroom.

Lectures are free and take place in our Lecture Theatre on the ground floor. Booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Please note that Kate Malone's lecture is at 1.00pm and repeated at 7.00pm.

To Book click on your desired event under each artist.

Thursday 2 February - Joe Hogan

Discover Nature Classroom - 12:00 - 5:00 - Fully booked

Lecture Theatre - 7:00 - 8:00pm     

Joe Hogan has been making baskets at Loch na Fooey since 1978 and in that time has earned a reputation for making strong, durable baskets of the highest quality. The colours in these award winning baskets are those of the natural willows which are grown at Loch na Fooey. Joe also makes indigenous Irish baskets such as the creel.

Thursday 2 March - Mary Ann Simmons

Discover Nature Classroom - 3:00 - 5:00pm

Lecture Theatre - 7:00 - 8:00pm     

Mary Ann’s silver boxes explore the link between silver as a decorative material and the personal, commemorative, and sculptural object. Creating individual commemorative pieces is one of her main objectives. Mary Ann uses photo etching to preserve the character of the images she applies to both the interior and exterior of a piece. Another aspect of her work involves breaking away from the conventional idea of boxes. Distorting the box and exploring its form in perspective or questioning the convention of the lid allows her to produce boxes in the purely decorative or sculptural. Silver helps articulate these ideas because it is a material with lasting beauty and distinction.

Thursday 6 April - Kate Malone

Lecture Theatre - 1:00 - 2:00pm

Lecture Theatre - 7:00 - 8:00pm    

Kate Malone is one of the UK’ s leading ceramic artists, having spent many years creating unique, hand-made pots and intricately ornamented sculptures, Kate has developed an unmistakable and highly regarded style.
“In my own ceramic art work I am inspired by the optimism and joy in nature. My highly-coloured, natural forms brim with a sense of growth and abundance and aim to communicate the 'Life Force' to the viewer.” Kate has always endeavoured to make her artwork accessible to enthusiasts of all levels and dedicates much of her time to sharing her skills and expertise. She frequently visits schools and her work has been studied as part of the National Curriculum for Art over many years. Kate accepted the role as judge on ‘The Great British Pottery Throw Down’ as she believes that “having the chance to be creative with clay is a privilege and a pleasure”.

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