Craft + Design Fair 2023

Meet the makers with the opportunity to give and buy Irish this festive season 

“Most of the products on show are made by hand and produced in small enough quantities that they also offer something more exclusive, without stressing your budget.”  Irish Examiner    

“A Design Fair you won’t want to miss.”  The Gloss Magazine   

The Glucksman’s annual Craft + Design Fair is an event not to be missed and a highlight of Cork’s cultural calendar offering a fantastic opportunity to buy and give sustainable Irish gifts this Christmas.  For three days in November, the Glucksman’s award winning gallery spaces will be brimming with beautiful gifts and unique designs to suit all budgets.  

55 craft makers and designers from all over the country will be participating in this year's event across our three gallery floors including a dedicated display showcasing 6 emerging makers. The opportunity to support and purchase crafts directly from the makers is a unique experience, featuring leading and emerging crafts makers selling their stunning designs in jewellery, ceramics, woodturning, textiles, illustrations, furniture and more.

Special awards are announced on the opening night honouring the achievements of three participating craft makers and designers in the below categories: 

Best Display

Best Newcomer

Sustainability Champion   

Also this year, the Glucksman will be running series of 50 minutes long workshops for children between the age of 6 and 10 years old on  Saturday  and  Sunday . While young makers are busy creating beautiful crafts, their parents or guardians can browse the Fair or enjoy a coffee and a treat in  Léa’s café

"This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and beauty of handmade Irish Craft in an exceptional location." 
Rosemary Steen, CEO of Design & Crafts Council Ireland 

“The champagne of Craft Fairs.” Sonya Lennon, Designer

Throughout the year, our gallery shop strives to have a unique offering of Irish produced crafts and designs with a strong focus on sustainability. The Craft + Design Fair is an opportunity to see some of the best of these craft makers under one roof. People can come and chat with them, find out more about their products, how it is made and the story behind it and find some unique gifts for friends and family just in time for Christmas!   

Craft + Design Fair 2023 Opening Hours  

1-7pm, Friday 10th  November    

10am-6pm Saturday 11th November    

11am-5pm Sunday 12th November   

Online booking for advance time slots are available  here 
 Admission charge €5 supports the gallery education programmes    

Further information on Craft + Design Fair 2018, please contact: Mathilde Corbineau, Retail & Development Manager   +353 21 4901846 /