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Making Conversations Podcast

Conversations of making from makers.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Ulster University Degree Show 2019 - Making Conversations Podcast

The first episode this series, we went on tour to the Annual Degree show at Ulster University (07 June - 15 June 2019) where we had the opportunity to speak to a few fresh graduates from the Silversmithing & Jewellery and Ceramics departments. ​Featured graduates in this conversation are: ​Rosie Elwood, Lisa Allan, Cara Mahon, David Samuel, Megan Clingman, Patricia McAuley and Thomas Horner.

44mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Mairead McCormack - Series 01 Episode 01 - Making Conversations Podcast

Textile Artist Mairead McCormack from Randalstown, County Antrim features in the first of five maker conversations in this first series of Making Conversations Podcast. Mairead speaks honestly about her journey into becoming a maker, discusses the processes and inspirations behind her work, opportunities she has recently undertaken and her aspirations for the future.

1hr 13mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Helen Hancock - Series 01 Episode 02 - Making Conversations Podcast

Glass-blower Helen Hancock, who is based in Limivady, Northern Ireland, features in this second episode of five maker conversations in our first series of Making Conversations Podcast. Helen, who is also a doula and breastfeeding counsellor shares her unique making journey and discusses her radical making processes that open up conversations about natural feeding.

1hr 22mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Cameron & Breen - Series 01 Episode 03 - Making Conversations Podcast

Contemporary Irish Goldsmiths; Martin Cameron and Laura Breen of Cameron & Breen - are based in Randalstown, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and feature as our guests in this third episode of five maker conversations for our first series of Making Conversations Podcast.

1hr 8mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Nicola Gates - Series 01 Episode 04 - Making Conversations Podcast

Designer & maker Nicola Gates of Olla Nua - who is based in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialises in woven textiles and features as our guest in this fourth episode from our first series of Making Conversations Podcast.

1hr 6mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Fiona Shannon - Series 01 Episode 05 - Making Conversations Podcast

Designer and potter Fiona Shannon, who is based at Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, features as our guest for the final episode of five maker conversations from Series 01. Fiona discusses her journey to ceramics and how she manages her business as well as speaking about the realities of being a maker.

1hr 10mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Zara Ceramics - Series 02 Episode 01 - Making Conversations Podcast

Ceramicist Zara McLaughlin of Zara Ceramics is our guest for the first episode of this second series. Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.

1hr 18mins

18 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Stuart Cairns - Series 02 Episode 02 - Making Conversations Podcast

Silversmith Stuart Cairns is our guest for the second episode of our second series. Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.

1hr 20mins

2 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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Deborah Toner - Series 02 Episode 03 - Making Conversations Podcast

Belfast maker Deborah Toner joins us as our guest for the third episode of our second series. Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.

1hr 29mins

15 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Tanya Ireland - Series 02 Episode 04 - Making Conversations Podcast

Goldsmith Tanya Ireland joins us as our guest for the fourth episode of our second series. Tanya speaks about her journey to becoming a Goldsmith and owner of Painted Earth in Newcastle, County Down. Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.

1hr 17mins

30 Jul 2020

Rank #10