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Making Conversations Podcast is a project from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates of the applied art department of Ulster University, who both share a love of making and craft.

“Our aim for the podcast is to connect with designers and makers to quite simply, make conversations. As makers ourselves, we are passionate about making craft accessible to as wide an audience as possible. We hope our episodes will give a wonderful but truthful insight into the reality of each craft discipline and the daily working practice of makers, as well as shine a light on the locally produced craft that surrounds us.”

Series One launched in August 2019 as part of Craft NI's August Craft Month and focused on five unique conversations held with local makers. The first series also included a bonus Degree Show episode featuring graduates of the Applied Art department at Ulster University.

“For our second series, we are delighted to share we have been awarded funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, as part of their Artist Emergency Programme. This funding means we can bring ten new maker conversations for our second series. We are so excited to bring this glimpse into makers lives within/from NI and beyond.”

For 2021, we have collaborated with the Association for Contemporary Jewellers and Silversmiths Northern Ireland (ACJSNI) to bring three episodes featured around their debut exhibition PINNED. The exhibition has been exhibited at Craft NI Gallery, Belfast and will be exhibited at R-Space, Lisburn as 'PINNED - On Linen' from 7 August until 3 September 2021. Each episode features clips of the participating selected makers of the exhibition, speaking about their work as well as a bonus episode featuring Contemporary Metalsmith Stuart Cairns in conversation with Goldsmith Eddie J Doherty. This collaboration has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Listen to Making Conversations Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube and a range of other podcast services, as well as ask a voice activated speaker to ‘Play Making Conversations Podcast’.

For more information about the podcast and previous or upcoming episodes, please visit the LISTEN page.

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Listen again to episodes from Series One, Two and Three of Making Conversations Podcast.

Click below on each episode for further information about our guests for our first, second and third series. Our third series consists of 3 episodes in collaboration with ACJSNI as part of their PINNED Exhibition, the episode schedule is across the first 3 weeks in August as part of Craft NI's 2021 August Craft Month.

Find our episodes on iTunes, GoogleSpotify & YouTube and ask your voice activated speaker to 'Play Making Conversations Podcast'.

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