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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.

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. 

Is it Useful?

26th April - 1st September

Region: Midlands

This exhibition has been co curated by Charlie Birtles and will showcase a collection of beautifully handcrafted, intellectually conceptual objects. This exhibition playfully reconsiders the objects of our day to day domestic life; each object feels familiar, yet provides a challenge to interpret.

Along Your Street

31st May - 1st July

Region: South East

Along Your Street is a contemporary art exhibition at Byard Art featuring some exciting pieces by a wide range of painters, ceramicists and sculptors. The works on show are all on the theme of you and your street, so come and see if you recognise some local landmarks! This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline maker […]

Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair

22nd-24th June 2018

Region: North East

Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair is one of the country’s premier ceramic events taking place every year in North Nottinghamshire. For over twenty years, selected potters from across the UK and mainland Europe have come to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls.

Picture Postcard

22nd June - 26th August

Region: East Midlands

A summer exhibition of contemporary craft filled with holiday memories, from days out in the country to holidays by the sea. This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline maker Betty Pepper.

GNCCF Newcastle

23rd - 24th June

Region: North East

This key event in the opening weekend of the Great Exhibition of the North will feature over 50 selected designer-makers from the North. Organised by the brilliant team at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and produced in partnership with The Biscuit Factory.

New Designers

27th June - 7th July 2018

Region: London

Every year over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses exhibit at New Designers in London. A great opportunity to be the first to discover new talent.

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