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benchspace is seeking to recruit a Programme & Training Coordinator to join our team. We’re on the lookout for an amazing Programme & Training Coordinate to grow our enterprise development and training programmes. If you’re passionate about building a strong ecosystem for creative startups and generating awareness of the creative sector in Cork get in […]

2021 Designer in Residence Awarded to Eve Doyle, Goldsmith

Eve Doyle's Cubic Cascade Stainless Steel Ear Rings

The benchspace 2021 Designer in Residence is Eve Doyle. Eve Doyle is a designer and Goldsmith based in Dublin. With a Bachelor of Design(Hons) from NCAD, and technical training through the highly respected Jewellery & Goldsmithing skills course run by the Design & Craft Council in Kilkenny, Eve is the first professional fine metalworker to […]

2021 Dearcán Bursary Awarded to Sara Leslie, of Mori

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2021 Dearcán Bursary. Benchspace Cork are delighted to announce that the 2021 Dearcán Bursary has been awarded to Sara Leslie, of Mori. Sara is an aspiring professional maker who works under the studio name of Mori. Her work combines woodcraft, furniture making, print, paint and graphic design. Sara has a Japanese upbringing and a background […]

New Operations Manager for benchspace

benchspace's newly appointed Operations Manager - Maeve Murphy

Maeve Murphy joins benchspace as Operations Manager. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Maeve Murphy to the new full-time position of Operations Manager at benchspace. Maeve is a passionate advocate for creative Irish businesses and brings with her a breadth of experience spanning creative enterprise management and practice. She holds a BA (Hons) […]

Open Source PPE Project Report

Open Source PPE Project Report March this year was a month that changed everything for many people, as the seriousness of the impending Covid 19 pandemic started to take hold and businesses around the world began to close, benchspace partnered with local industry and community groups to find solutions for gaps in the supply of […]

COVID-19 Update: Training Classes Cancelled

COVID Closure Sign - Classes Cancelled

Our Summer training series has been cancelled. Unfortunately, because of changes in restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Classes at Benchspace. However, we have developed our plans to reopen for the public in August and will begin with a some classes then. We plan to be back to full strength […]

Join the Open Source PPE Project

N3DPS Face Shield 3D printed for the Open Source PPE Project

3D printing face shields for frontline healthcare workers. The Open Source PPE Project has finished. In just seven weeks hundreds of Open Source PPE volunteers built a nationwide manufacturing network, established three central assembly hubs, and produced over 50,000 face shields for frontline healthcare workers in COVID-19 test centres, community assessment hubs and nursing homes. […]

COVID-19 Update: benchspace Online

COVID Closure Sign - Making Online

An online space for makers. We have decided to close our workshops to the public until April 1st (this may be extended depending on government recommendations). In the meantime we have launched a Facebook group for makers to show off any projects they may be working on, ask for advice on projects they may be […]

Enterprise Ireland Funding for benchspace

Enterprise Ireland Logo

Regional Enterprise Development Fund. We are excited to announce that our application to Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) was successful. This REDF grant will enable the development of a flagship creative manufacturing space, and shape the future of creative industries in Cork and the Southwest region. This is great news for benchspace and […]

Training Update: Autumn Classes

Selection of Wood Work hand Tools at benchspace- Hammer, Plane, Chisel, Japanese Saw, Scribe, Pencil

Autumn is a time of change. Why not learn some new skills with us here at Benchspace. Benchspace Bites are running as follows Rustic Coat Rack (September 28th) Chopping / Serving Board (October 12th) Candle Holder (November 16th) Professional skills courses are back in full force this Autumn with Frame Joinery (October 3rd) Traditional Joinery (October […]