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Made in the Middle 2016: Celebrating 30 years of Craftspace

2nd December 2016 - 19th February 2017

Region: Midlands

Made in the Middle is an important touring exhibition which showcases and sells some of the best contemporary craft and applied art from across the Midlands. The current exhibition is the eighth in the ongoing series which has been developed over the last thirty years. It promotes the best of recent craft from makers with a regional connection and is popular with audiences, galleries and collectors.

Two Make

1st January - 19th February 2017

Region: South West

‘Two Make’ plots the shared output of ten pairs of established makers who have created new work together. ‘Two Make’ emerged from Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen as a way to celebrate the spirit of cooperation and as a way of stimulating and enhancing the practice of current members.

The Art of Science

12th January - 22nd April 2017

Region: Midlands

This exhibition will show the wealth of diverse contemporary craft currently being made that that fit into the categories of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Entomology.

Get Fresh

14th January - 5th March 2017

Region: South West

A biennial exhibition showing work by 15 new or emerging designer-makers from the South West. The exhibition reveals a diversity of approach to materials and the design process, whilst also providing a debut platform for new makers’ craftwork. This is a great opportunity to see work by madebyhandonline Maker Claire Read of Little Burrow Designs.

Into the Woods

23rd January - 20th May 2017

Region: Midlands

An exhibition alive with the botanical wonders of the forest, ‘Into The Woods’ showcases ceramics, jewellery and textiles inspired by the flora and fauna of Britain’s woodlands. Work on display includes textural ceramics, jewellery inspired by insects, floral textiles and much more, so there is sure to be something for every taste.

Unravel…a festival of knitting

17th - 19th February 2017

Region: South East

Celebrate the delights of knitting and crochet at Farnham Maltings’ ninth unravel festival. Take part in a programme of bookable workshops, talks and demonstrations led by UK and International experts. Browse and buy at the bustling marketplace featuring over 80 quality exhibitors selling yarn and fibre accessories.

Make : a celebration of craft

18th February – 23rd April

Region: Wales

For the past two years the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has funded Ruthin Craft Centre’s What is Craft? project. The project looked at many aspects of Craft examining different ideas and approaches to making through Materials, Decoration, Process and Function. This exhibition, of the work of over fifty applied artists, continues the conversation of what it is to MAKE.  A great opportunity to see work […]

Superbowls: Interpretations of an ageless design

11th March - 7th May 2017

Region: Wales

‘Bowls are objects of everyday use and must be one of the first items humans made by pinching and squeezing clay with their fingers to form a usable container.’ Exhibition curator Geoffrey Swindell has invited fourteen UK artists working in clay to create work for Superbowls, the only guidelines being that the objects should be essentially shallow, hollow containers and connect stylistically to individual interests and current work as artists and designers.

Sewing for Pleasure

16th - 19th March

Region: Midlands

See madebyhandonline makers Hens Teeth and Janine Pope at the NEC at the Sewing For Pleasure show – the ultimate stitchers’ paradise. Exhibitors specialising in knitting, sewing, embroidery and all things textiles will be presenting their work alongside inspirational workshops, demonstrations and a host of stalls selling fabrics, yarns, patterns and threads.

MADE London – Canary Wharf

17th-20th and 22nd-25th March 2017

Region: London

This new event from the Tutton&Young team sees MADE London heading to Canary Wharf for the spring. The show will have two sessions: 17th-20th and 22nd-25th March. Each show will present around 60 makers of high quality contemporary craft and change completely for the second session.

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