Coming soon… Made By Hand Wales 2017


In just over 2 weeks’ time Cardiff’s prestigious City Hall will be hosting Made By Hand Wales for the 4th year. Organised by the team behind The Contemporary Craft Festival and formerly at Tredegar House near Newport, this contemporary craft event just keeps getting better and better. 135 selected makers will be exhibiting their work, including lots of our madebyhandonline makers (Suzanne Breakwell, Helen Brice, Hannah Dowding, Virginia Graham, Helen Round and Su Trindle to name just a few). We’re really looking forward to catching up with everyone.

We’ll be at City Hall for the whole event and we’ll be sponsoring a maker award again this year. This means that we’ll be joining the judges and enjoying the privilege of seeing everything set up before the show opens to the public.

As well as seeing all the exhibitors, there will be workshops and demonstrations for visitors to enjoy and the popular ‘Pottery Showdown’ will be returning, featuring some of the 2017 finalists from the BBC’s hit TV show. Here are some pictures from the event last year to give you a flavour of what to expect…

A treasure trove of a stand by Katie Almond Ceramics!

Fabulous shapes and colours from Katy Luxton Jewellery.

Anya Keeley demonstrating how she makes her wondrous creatures.

Gorgeous knitwear and accessories by Sian O’Doherty.

Vibrant, layered screen prints by Print Garage. He’ll be demonstrating at the show this year.

Our display in the foyer of City Hall showcasing a selection work by our makers.

Expressive stitch by Cath Peet of Loosethread.

A beautiful display from Hannah Dowding.

Ruth Green’s wonderfully colourful and happy display.

Precious metals, gems and vitreous enamel perfectly combined by Cathy Newell Price.

Our director Katie was invited to write a blog post for the Made By Hand Wales website, with a special focus on some of the exhibitors. She was asked to select five favourite makers who’ll be taking part in the show this year. A tricky task! Head this way to see who she picked.

We’re really pleased to support this event alongside fellow sponsors Cardiff Council, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Potclays, Make it in Wales, Kings Monkton School and Learn Cardiff.

Made by Hand will be at City Hall, Cardiff, from 3rd to 5th November. 

Open Friday & Saturday 10-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

For full visitor details please visit the event’s website.

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