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

Our first series, launched in August 2019 as part of Craft NI's August Craft Month, focused on five unique conversations held with fantastic local makers.


For our second series, we are delighted to share how we have received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, as part of their Emergency Artist Fund. This funding means we can bring you 10 new maker conversations for our next series. We are so excited to bring you this little glimpse into makers lives within/from NI. Our aim for this podcast is to connect with local makers and quite simply, make conversations. We hope our episodes will give a wonderful but truthful insight into the reality of being a maker.

Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers, with our second series launching 18 June 2020 with fresh ceramics Ulster University Graduate Zara McLaughlin of Zara Ceramics.

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Listen again to episodes from our first series of Making Conversations Podcast, featuring a bonus episode from the 2019 Ulster University degree show recorded in June 2019 and five maker conversations released every Thursday in August 2019 as part of August Craft Month 2019.

Click below on each episode for further information about our guests for the first and second series. Our second series episode schedule is fortnightly from 18 June 2020.

Find our episodes on iTunes, GoogleSpotify, Youtube or Podbean and ask your voice activated speaker to play Making Conversations Podcast.

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Series 01

Ulster University Graduates 2019 Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Cameron and Breen Jewellery Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Mairead McCormack Textile Artist Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Nicola Gates of Olla Nua Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Helen Hancock Glass Blowing Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Fiona Shannon Pottery Ceramics Making Conversations Podcast Episode

Series 02

Zara McLaughlin of Zara Ceramics Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Stuart Cairns Silversmith Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Deborah Toner Textiles Homeware Making Conversations Podcast Episode
Tanya Ireland Making Conversations Podca
Babs Belshaw Potter Ceramics Making Conversations Podcast Episode

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