Cork Craft and Design (CCD) aims to bring together craftspeople from across Cork County, regardless of whether they are members of other local guilds, associations or networks, in order to build country-wide business opportunity for the sector.

CCD has been in existence for eight years and was formerly called the Cork Professional Craftworkers Forum, and also Cork Art and Design. The focus of the group is very much on centralised marketing and locally organised events. CCD is responsible for the very successful Cork Craft Month, which comprises upwards of 50 events and studio trails. CCD aims to improve communications structures between craft workers and to promote and market member’s work through printed and web based materials while also developing training services to support the needs of members.


Cork Craft Month, open studio trails, exhibitions. 

Full Membership is open to craftspeople making their work in Co. Cork whose craftwork generates at least 50% of their income. Associate Membership is open to those who make their work in Co. Cork where less than 50% of income is generated from craft, such as students and non-professional craftspeople. Corporate Membership is open to retailer, companies, state agencies and local authorities.

Members of Cork Craft & Design exhibit and sell their handmade work to the public

CCD Exhibition Space & Craft Shop, 27a St Patricks Woolen Mills, Douglas in Cork city plays host to a wonderful exhibition and sale of locally made craft. Wood, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture - you'll find a huge variety of craft in this unique space and meet some of the makers too

Cork Craft Month 2019 1st August – 31st August, 2019

Cork Craft Month brings you closer to Craft in Cork with a wide variety of Exhibitions, Open Studio days, workshops and demonstrations all over Cork city and county.

Cork Craft Month is a Cork Craft & Design initiviate

For the 2019 full programme of events please click here