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Saltaire Arts Trail

5th - 7th May

Region: Yorkshire

The Saltaire Arts Trail brings together a group of artists, makers and designers to the unique spaces of Saltaire with an Open Houses Trail, a Makers Fair and Special Exhibitions, plus there are lots of chances to get involved in workshops and taster sessions and free family activities.

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

22nd July 2017 - 10th June 2018

Region: South West

Studio pottery is not just a load of brown pots! In the mid-20th century it was part of a movement against standardisation and mass production, aiming to reconnect people with traditional materials and celebrate the unique and authentic. This was reflected in creative approaches to teaching, and the two came together in the form of a […]


29th January - 26th May

Region: Midlands

Celebrate nature’s bounty through this varied display of jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Each item is handmade by a designer-maker who has taken inspiration from the colours, forms, and subjects found throughout flora and fauna. 

A Curious Turn : moving, mechanical sculpture

10th March - 19th May

Region: South West

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition of extraordinary automata. Automata are moving mechanical sculptures which are brought magically to life through a sequence of cogs, cams and levers. For centuries they have delighted and bewitched people. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action! A Curious Turn […]

Scratch the Surface Jewellery Show

17th March - 23rd June

Region: Yorkshire

A variety of materials and techniques in contemporary jewellery making are showcased in this exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.  Explorations of techniques which manipulate and change the surfaces of materials reveal more about contemporary jewellery practice. This exhibition includes a collection by madebyhandonline makers Naomi James (pictured) and Rachel Brown.

Made to Commission

24th Mar - 7th May

Region: South West

A look behind the workshop doors to see how the commissioning process works.  Each selected Guild Member will give an insight into their personal commissioning journey with a selected client.  Actual work, alongside drawings, sketchbooks and digital images will bring to life how they work with their client, solve problems and interpret the brief to mutual success. 

Emotional Repair – Ruth Singer solo exhibition

28th March - 24th June

Region: North West

Ruth Singer’s solo exhibition includes new work inspired by textile collections at Gawthorpe and personal stories of love, loss and remembrance.  “Much of this work is deeply personal and touches on subjects which are hard to talk about so it may seem strange that I want to share them in this very public way, but […]

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

31st March - 24th June 2018

Region: South West

Six large tapestries exploring the British fascination with taste and class by one of the UK’s best-known and best-loved artists – Grayson Perry. Inspired by Hogarth’s morality tale, A Rake’s Progress, Grayson Perry’s tapestries follow the socially-mobile life of fictional character Tim Rakewell from infancy to untimely death. Made in parallel with a Channel 4 […]

Justine Allison ‘Shifting Lines’

14th April - 15th July

Region: Wales

“Justine has her own language of clay. Balanced between functional and sculptural, her ceramic practice is rich and original. With a profound understanding of her materials and a honed visual aesthetic, Justine’s vessels are resolved. It is such a pleasure to have this solo show by Justine as the opening exhibition in the second series of The Language of Clay. 

SIT Select Festival

21st April – 28th May

Region: South West

Enjoy a month of exhibitions curated by SIT select as well as artist led exhibitions, workshops, talks, a major symposium with leading speakers, international artists alongside emerging artists, and a Collectives Fair! Please follow the link below for a jam packed programme of events…

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