Introduction to Goldsmithing with Eve Doyle

Goldsmith Eve Doyle standing at her workbench in benchspace

Explore Goldsmithing with Designer in Residence, Eve Doyle. Join us for an informative evening with Eve Doyle, Goldsmith, as she introduces us to the fine metalworking techniques and processes she uses in her practice. There will also be an exhibition of Eve’s impressive work, which you can examine up close and personal at this informal […]

Spoonville – Children’s Online Workshop

Son and Father enjoy making a Spoony together using a Spoony Kit form benchspace

Take a Trip to Spoonville. Benchspace Cork in association with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s Keep Well Campaign present an online Spoonville workshop for younger makers. The very first Spoonville was started in Winnersh, Berkshire, England by Karen Vass who came up with the idea of making Spoony characters from wooden spoons as […]

Introduction to French Cabinetmaking, with Elise Rousselot

Elise Rousselot

The history of French cabinetmaking. benchspace’s Designer in Residence 2020 Élise Rousselot shared her amazing knowledge of French furniture design with us in her presentation “An introduction to the history of French cabinetmaking, from Louis XIII (17th century) to the early 20th century”. If you missed the event last Friday or would like to hear […]

Join us For Cork Craft Month

Green & Orange cover page of the Cork Craft Month Brochure

Join us for the annual Cork Craft Month We have a packed month of activities. kicking off with Sean from Badly Made Books making a return to benchspace with a Book Binding workshop on August 3rd. Following on from this Designer in Residence, Adrien Segal is holding a Spoon Carving Masterclass on August 10th. We’ll […]

Benchspace Bites & Kinsale Gin

Class Partticipants smiling with their completed gin caddys

Thanks to everyone for making last Saturday such an enjoyable morning. Kinsale Gin very kindly donated some bottles and glasses and we had some really enthusiastic makers in the workshop creating gin caddies to suit.

Open Days at benchspace For Cork Craft Month

Front Page of 2017 Cork Craft Month Brochure with images of candles and a bracelet

Benchspace, Cork’s shared access workshop for furniture makers and fine woodworkers, will hold two open studio days as part of Cork Craft Month. Visitors are welcome to look behind the scenes and meet the makers who work at this exciting new maker space. We’re open from 10am to 8pm both days on Friday 11th and […]

Call Out For Volunteers Saturday 10th June

Benchspace Old Front Door ready to be replaced

A big thank you to everyone who helped to prepare the Benchspace workshop over the last few weeks. All that cleaning and painting has created a great inside space for our furniture makers. Now we need another effort to make the workshop secure. We’re asking for volunteers this Saturday the 10th of June to help us with […]