Culture Night 2023

We welcome the public to explore benchspace – Ireland’s first, shared, creative manufacturing hub – on Culture Night 2023. The eighteenth edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday 22 September 2023, with benchspace opening its doors from 5.30pm – 7pm. At this open house, come and explore all you can prototype and make […]

August Craft Month 2023

It’s that time of year again where we dive in to the very exciting Craft Month – Ireland’s unique celebration of the craft sector, providing opportunities for all to learn about, make, see and buy craft. benchspace is hosting a variety of classes, talks & workshops including; 01  JEWELLERY TALK: SUSTAINABILITY + REINVENTING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS  […]

Jewellery Making Classes at Benchspace

Are you interested in being creative and making jewellery? Here at benchspace we have an array of Jewellery Making classes to choose from – Make a Silver Pendant, Forge a Hammered Ring, Make a Silver Bangle, to name a few. Check out all our classes here. And for those who want to move their jewellery practice […]

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.