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The Causeway Craft Trail Open Studio Days

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Fiona Shannon
  • Fiona Shannon
  • Adam Frew
  • Blackheath
  • The Boat House Gallery
  • Frankie Creith
  • Stone Row Artisans
  • patricia millar works with clay in her in her pottery studio
  • Designerie


The Causeway Craft Trail Open Studios will take place on 16th March and 23rd March 2024 . It's a fascinating experience that will allow you to take in some of the hidden gems of this beautiful region, visiting artists and craftspeople in the places that inspire them and observing them at work. Eight makers and collectives will warmly welcome you to their Open Studios, spanning a range of craft disciplines. Meet the makers inspired by our sea and land and embrace your creative spirit.

You can visit the following Causeway Craft Trail makers during the Open Studio Weekend during the dates and times below:

16th March

Fiona Shannon - 1pm -4pm

Blackheath Pottery - 10am – 4pm


23rd March

Adam Frew Ceramics 10am -3pm

The Boat House Gallery - 11am - 4pm

Frankie Creith Arts - 11am – 5pm

The Designerie - 10am - 5pm 

Stone Row Artisans - 11am – 4pm

Patricia Millar Ceramics - 10am -4pm


On 16th March, spend a relaxing morning in the coastal resort of Portstewart, where ceramicist Fiona Shannon, a resident in Flowerfield Arts Centre, creates tableware inspired by the Wild Atlantic coastline. Watch potter Babs Belshaw at work as you pause for a homemade bake in the cafe at Blackheath Pottery near Coleraine.

On 23rd March, pay a visit to potter Adam Frew who throws functional and one-off pots at his converted barn studio in rural Aghadowey, before journeying to the market town of Coleraine, where you can lose yourself in the treasures at Stone Row Artisans, a collective of talented designer-makers and artisans. In neighbouring Portrush, don't forget to visit nearby Frankie Creith Arts, a gallery displaying mixed media works.

Then head back inland to the village of Bushmills to visit The Designerie Collective, a social enterprise supporting more than 90 local creative designer-makers. Journey on towards the renowned Giant's Causeway where, nearby, you'll find The Boat House Gallery - a treasure trove of locally crafted pieces. The final stop if located close by, and just a short drive away you'll find Patricia Millar, a passionate expert potter who specalises in the art of barrel firing ceramics, using the earth and natural materials to add a unique finish to lovingly-crafted clay masterpieces.

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