Making history with craft and design

A new exhibition focuses on designers and craftspeople who are carrying on a family tradition passed down through generations

23rd February, 2020
Cara Murphy working on an enamel piece

The knitting pattern that is passed from grandmother to mother to daughter. An expertise in weaving, literally woven down through the generations. Or a niche skill in silversmithing, say, or cutlery, that has been conveyed from father to son, and so on. Ireland’s design ID is most certainly a question of DNA, with a new exhibition seeking to celebrate that fact.

Opening on March 12 at the National Design and Craft Gallery in...

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