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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.

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.

On The Block Jewellery Show

30th June - 29th September

Region: Yorkshire

A selection of jewellers who all create unique statement pieces of contemporary jewellery deserving special attention.  These beautiful jewellery collections are given a platform to showcase the qualities found in various materials and reveal a variety of ways pieces are constructed using traditional jewellery making techniques. This exhibition includes a collection by madebyhandonline maker Rachel […]

‘Ghost Horses and Guns’ – Melanie Tomlinson Solo Exhibition

30th June - 14th October

Region: Midlands

Working with finely illustrated printed metal, Melanie Tomlinson creates intricate three-dimensional sculptures, some with moving parts, as an archive of urban folk tales. Supported by an award from the Arts Council, Melanie is creating 9 new artworks about childhood memories and past real life events to reflect universal themes such as nature, destruction, transformation and hope.

Women’s Work. Pioneering Contemporary Craft

7th July – 2nd September

Region: East Midlands

To mark this centenary year of Women’s Suffrage, when some women were given the right to vote in the UK, NCCD launches a mixed contemporary craft exhibition exploring gender and craft. Women’s Work brings together an eclectic mix of pioneering women working at the forge, the bench and with modern technology. Glimpse into the world of female blacksmiths, stone carvers and […]

Devon Guild of Craftsmen: The Summer Show 2018

14th July - 2nd September

Region: South West

This is an annual exhibition showing the best new craft work from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Membership. A tradition every summer for over 60 years, selected Members exhibit as a collective showcasing the best contemporary craft from across the South West.

Craft Scotland Summer Show

3rd - 26th August 2018

Region: Scotland

The Craft Scotland Summer Show is a firm fixture on the craft calendar. This annual selling exhibition showcases contemporary, design-led craft throughout August, all housed on the second floor of White Stuff, George Street, Edinburgh.

Portal and One Year On

4th August - 22nd September

Region: Wales

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists. This exhibition in the main gallery […]

Art in Clay

17th - 19th August

Region: South East

Now well established as one of the most important events in the ceramics calendar, the Art in Clay Pottery & Ceramics Festival returns to Hatfield House in August. The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leading National and International makers.


18th - 19th August

Region: Scotland

CLOTH#18 is the first curated selling event of its kind in Scotland, dedicated to raising the profile of independent textile designers/makers from this dynamic industry from across the UK. The first show takes place at the Dovecote, Edinburgh on the 18th – 19th August 2018. CLOTH18 is the inaugural year for this celebration of textiles, promoting makers who make cloth or work with cloth to a wider discerning audience.

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