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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.


A Curious Turn: An exhibition of automata

18th February - 20th May 2017

Region: Midlands

A Curious Turn is a Crafts Council touring exhibition featuring 30 automata from the leading makers of the last 40 years, ranging from the humorous to the macabre and from the playful to the satirical. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action, while other pieces […]


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?


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.


Printfest

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 and shopping.


The Texture of Craft – The HCA Conference

Saturday 6th May 2017

Region: London

Kaffe Fassett will be starting a spectacular day of discussion when craftspeople and those interested in our rich heritage of traditional skills can hear from makers, celebrate the best in the country, and find out more about the Heritage Crafts Association’s research on endangered crafts.


Leek Open Studios

6th May 2017

Region: Midlands

Explore and be inspired by meeting some of Leek’s talented artists and makers in their studios and other creative spaces around the centre of Leek. Pick up a map from the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Spout Brew House and the Tourist Information Centre. This is a great opportunity to see work by madebyhandonline maker Judith Brown.


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