Andrea McCullough-Alderdice is a practicing ceramic artist and develops programmes providing workshops to individuals, to Art Centres, Schools and Community groups.

ISLAND Arts Centre was delighted this year to award Andrea with an Individual Artist Grant to undertake ceramic workshops in schools within the Lisburn and Castlereagh area until March 2023.

Andrea has run a range of seasonal ceramic workshops with primary schools within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area including: St Joseph’s Primary School, Oakwood Integrated, Ballymacash Primary School and St. Colman’s Primary with many more in the works.

Councillor Aaron McIntyre, Leisure & Community Development Chairman met with the children of St Joseph’s Primary School as they took part in their fabulous seasonal pottery workshop, stating ‘it is great to see the results of our Individual Arts Grants scheme having such a positive effect on the local community of Lisburn and Castlereagh. The children were able to really enjoy getting their hands messy and what is produced in these workshops will be a keepsake for years to come.’

As an Arts Service we are delighted to see this project and the positive cultural effect on our local community