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‘(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.

Brilliance in Birmingham

22nd May - 23rd September 2017

Region: Midlands

Birmingham has been at the forefront of designer-maker craft production for over two centuries and is an artistic hub famed for the production of ‘manufactured arts’. ‘Brilliance in Birmingham’ will celebrate this rich tradition by showcasing the craftsmanship that continues to be practised to the highest standard by today’s local makers.

In Your Dreams

15th July - early Sept 2017

Region: South West

The Byre’s summer 2017 exhibition, In Your Dreams opens on Saturday 15th July. A vivid and vibrant collection of work from artists and makers both new and familiar to The Byre audiences will feature in the exhibition. This exhibition includes madebyhandonline makers Jessica Thorn (pictured), Tracey Falvey and Corrinne Eira Evans.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen Summer Show

22nd July - 10th September 2017

Region: South West

This year marks the 62nd annual Summer exhibition of work by Devon Guild Members and features a diverse range of contemporary craft from across the South West. You can also discover ‘what makers do all day’ with diary snapshots of Members’ everyday lives alongside exhibits.

The World is Your Dressing Up Box

22nd July - 8th October 2017

Region: Midlands

Exploring costume design, fashion design, millinery, jewellery and shoes, The World is Your Dressing Up Box will transform the gallery at The National Centre for Craft & Design into a space where extravagant opulence is celebrated. The exhibition will provide an interplay between the pieces that one can only stand back and admire and the […]

Dish of the Day

22nd July - 26th August 2017

Region: North West

This exhibition will highlight the contemporary ranges of beautifully made, functional, practical tableware that is being produced by potters across the UK.

Craft Scotland Summer Show

4th - 27th August 2017

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. A welcome break from the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, you can shop a carefully curated selection of distinctive homewares, […]

Art in Clay

18th - 20th August 2017

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.

Selvedge Fair, Edinburgh

19th August 2017

Region: Scotland

The team behind the cult magazine Selvedge bring a curated collection of fifty merchants and makers to  Edinburgh.  The exhibitors sell a range of rare vintage fabrics,  covetable haberdashery and skilfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up with old friends and find that special something.

The British Glass Biennale

25th - 28th August

Region: Midlands

The UK’s major exhibition of contemporary glass the 7th British Glass Biennale, will open its doors to the public on 25th August 2017, following its prestigious Private View and Awards Ceremony on 24th August. The British Glass Biennale is a highlight of the International Festival of Glass which includes exhibitions, symposium, taster sessions, demonstrations, talks and open […]

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