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 local makers and quite simply; make conversations. We hope our episodes will give a wonderful but truthful insight into the reality of each makers discipline and daily working practice 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 how we have received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, as part of their Artist Emergency Fund. This funding means we can bring you ten new maker conversations for our second series. We are so excited to bring you this glimpse into makers lives within/from NI and beyond.”

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’.

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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 series one and two of Making Conversations Podcast.

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 Thursday 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
Making Conversations Podcast Anne Earls
Adam Frew Making Conversations Podcast L
David Cousley Making Conversations Podca

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