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Mastercrafter - new RTÉ TV series and opportunity for amateur crafts people

Big Mountain Productions are working with the Craft Council of Ireland on a new series for RTÉ that will crown one amateur craftsperson, the Mastercrafter of 2011.

There are six shows in the series. The first five shows will place fifteen apprentices on an intensive two-week residential course in the discipline of their choice: Ceramics, Glass, Metal (blacksmithing), Textiles (weaving) or Wood (wood turning)) under the expert guidance of the relevant Master of Craft.

A judging panel will adjudicate reducing fifteen apprentices down to five allowing just one apprentice from each discipline to take a place in the final five.

Show six the grand finale will be recorded in Dublin on 26th & 27th July with the winner of Mastercrafter of 2011 announced later that afternoon.

If you are passionate, creative, hard-working and you feel you have real potential to make it in the craft world, then we would love to hear from you.

To find out more or to apply for Mastercrafter please contact the team on;

Telephone: 048-3083 4046 (ROI)
028-3083 4046 (NI)


Download Application form Word Doc

Download Application form PDF

The closing date is now the 16th May 2011. ( Not 9th as per the application form )

  • You must be over eighteen years of age and living in Ireland.
  • You must not or ever have earned your primary income from your craft.
  • To be eligible for the series you must have foundation level skills in the discipline you are applying for.
  • For full terms and conditions please visit our website –