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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.

Made In The Middle: Contemporary Craft from the Midlands

13th May - 8th July 2017

Region: North East

Made in the Middle, a recurring touring exhibition originated by Craftspace, is the Midland’s principal selling exhibition of high quality contemporary craft and applied art. Selected by an expert panel through open entry, it promotes the best of contemporary craft from makers living and working in the Midlands or with a strong regional connection. It […]

Off the Surface

20th May - 9th July 2017

Region: South West

A collaborative exhibition showcasing the art of hand embroidery, old and new. Degree students from The Royal School of Needlework have produced contemporary, hand-embroidered work inspired by treasured textiles from world renowned archives at Hampton Court Palace.

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.


10th June - 15th July 2017

Region: Midlands

The term ‘Craftivism’ combines both craft and activism. It is the utilisation of personal creativity to express an opinion about the wider world. It is a means of reinforcing your voice and bringing about positive action and change through a form of activism that is simultaneously personal to you whilst being accessible to a broader range of people. Craftivism has been described as ‘a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.’

New Designers

28th June - 8th July 2017

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.

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.

Study Day – Lace

19th July 2017

Region: South East

The Lace Study Day has been designed as an introduction to lace for those who have little or no knowledge of the subject. The day will begin with an illustrated talk about what constitutes lace, including images of historic and contemporary work. Using examples from the Textile Collection at the University for the Creative Arts, participants will then have the opportunity to study, at first hand, a wide variety of laces.

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.

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.

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