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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.

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.

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.

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.

Pour Me

Saturday 18th March - Sunday 7th May

Region: South West

In celebration of what is visually thought of as one of the simplest forms, Pour Me applauds the humble jug. The exhibition highlights how deceptively difficult it can be to make a jug; makers must consider balance and weight. Will it pour? Is the handle strong enough to withstand the weight of the liquid?

Ceramic Art London

31st March - 2nd April

Region: London

Now in its 13th year, Ceramic Art London 2017 is the major showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers. Discover and buy work directly from 90 leading contemporary ceramic artists.

York Open Studios 2017

21st - 30th April 2017

Region: North East

Over 100 artists and craftspeople are opening up their studios across two weekends in April as part of the York Open Studios. Take a peek behind the scenes at the workshops of painters, potters, sculptors and jewellers whilst tracking down studios at this free popular event.

‘(Surface) Pattern’

27th April- 26th August 2017

Region: Midlands

This exhibition will showcase work that celebrates the beauty of the material, the decorated surface, and the many and varied was of creating surface pattern.


29th - 30th April 2017

Region: North West

Printfest offers visitors the occasion to view and purchase art works, to meet the artists and to learn more about printmaking. Printfest includes some of the best printmakers working in the UK today.

London Craft Week

3rd - 7th May 2017

Region: London

From 3 – 7 May 2017, the third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery. A curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture […]

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