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Brass Monkeys

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

Brass Monkeys in Hove has a great reputation for selling beautiful, unusual and affordable handmade jewellery and metalwork by 50 established and emerging British designer-makers.

The antique cabinets and warm décor provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, allowing you to browse and try things on at your leisure. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or would like to commission a special piece from their on-site workshop, there is expert advice on hand at all times to help you.

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

address: 109 Portland Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5DP

telephone: 01273 725170


Cockpit Arts

category: Networks & Advisors   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only creative-business incubator for designer-makers. Since 1986 they’ve helped thousands of talented craftspeople to grow their businesses, many of whom have gone on to achieve national and international success. They offer both studio space and exhibition space, with venues in Holborn and Deptford.

telephone: 020 74191959

website: Click Here


Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

The CAA is a charitable organisation – a network of makers created to promote the best in contemporary British craft. Visit the CAA’s shop on Paddington Street to view and buy work from 350 CAA Members who represent the top talent in the UK today working across the disciplines of ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal and wood.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

address: 6 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QG.

telephone: 020 76200086

website: Click Here


Devon Guild of Craftsmen

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

A membership organisation for professional craftspeople from SouthWest England – the Guild supports, exhibits and sells work by their Members. Products include a wide range of domestic and decorative handmade items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, furniture, prints and glassware. The craft shop supplies books, magazines, kits and UK-made craft gifts. Their educational charity runs talks, workshops, demonstrations and  trips year round, as well as an outreach programme to schools, colleges and community groups, offering the experience of making with a professional craftsperson. Changing exhibitions with gallery activities and café provide a unique visitor experience. See website for applications, Directory of SouthWest Makers, craft-education and other resources.

address: Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

telephone: 01626 832223

website: Click Here


Double Elephant Print Workshop

category: Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

Double Elephant Print Workshop offers courses, resources and support to professional printmakers, artists and beginners, with over 100 artist members from across the south west of England. As well as hosting exhibitions and providing open access to fine art printmaking resources and equipment, they offer a full range of courses in printmaking, including outreach to schools, the local community and marginalised groups.

address: Lower Ground Floor, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

telephone: 07855 206659

website: Click Here

email: info@doubleelephant.org.uk


Dovecot Studios

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: Scotland   

Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh is the UK’s oldest practicing tapestry studios with gallery spaces, venue hire, shop and cafe.

Open from Mon-Sat 10.30-5.30, Viewing Balcony open daily 12-3.

address: 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

telephone: 0131 550 3660

website: Click Here


Farnham Maltings

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

Set in the heart of Farnham this collection of buildings host a wide range of crafts makers including printers and picture framers together with 6 resident theatre and dance companies who produce and tour work regionally, nationally and internationally.

There are 25 craft-based studios, workshops, exhibitions and annual craft events, as well as a shop.

address: Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

website: Click Here


Flameworks Creative Arts Facility

category: Networks & Advisors   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

Established in 2000 by former staff and students of Plymouth College of Art, Flameworks Creative Arts Facility is one of the largest managed workspaces in Devon and Cornwall.

“At Flameworks, we host a community of professional artists ranging from painters and illustrators to blacksmiths and sculptors and provide communal facilities and equipment that allow artists and recent graduates to continue their professional practice.  We host an array of events, exhibitions and courses every year, including 4 quarterly Open Days, which allow members of the public to come in and have a go at some of the wonderful and unique activities we have to offer. Associate members can benefit from being able to hire specialist equipment such as forges, pottery wheels, kilns and lampworking torches.”

address: Flameworks, 7 Richmond Walk, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4LL

telephone: 01752 559326

website: Click Here


Flow Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: London   

Flow gallery carefully curates its contemporary craft makers, so that you can easily find what you’re looking for. Flow represents makers working in ceramics, glass, paper, wood, textiles, metal and jewellery. Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, London, it was established by Yvonna Demczynska in 1999. The gallery features six exhibitions a year as well as having a permanent collection. The exhibitions are curated by Flow as well as some guest curators.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11-6, Monday by appointment.

address: 1-5 Needham Road , London, W11 2RP

website: Click Here


Heart Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

A beautiful gallery with style and heart in Hebden Bridge…this gallery presents and sells work from talented designer-makers and also runs a maker of the month showcase.

Open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.

address: The Arts Centre, 4a Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AA

telephone: 01422 845845

website: Click Here


Lacy Road Gallery

category: Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: London   

A gallery showing regularly changing mixed exhibitions which always incorporate sculpture.

address: 30 Lacy Road , London, SW15 1NL

telephone: 0208 7891777


Made Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: East Midlands   

Made Gallery sell a variety of handmade items, predominantly jewellery but also, ceramics, textiles, prints, cards. Prices range from £5.00 to £1000.00, offering a wide range of contemporary and timeless classics for any occasion.

Julia the owner has over 15 years experience as a jeweller and has a workshop on site. Julia offers a bespoke design service where she can design or personalise an item for you.

With over 70 makers on display Made offers a wide range of inspirational and individual hand made pieces.

address: 14a Orange street, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ

telephone: 01572822002

website: Click Here


Manchester Craft and Design Centre

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: North West   

Manchester Craft & Design fosters and promotes public appreciation of craft and design by developing artistic understanding and participation, promoting high standards, and providing greater public access to the arts.

The stunning Victorian building – once the home of the city’s retail fish market – features two floors of contemporary craft studios and they host an exciting and varied exhibitions programme, showcasing the very best of both British and international contemporary craft and design.

address: 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

website: Click Here


New Ashgate Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

New Ashgate Gallery was originally established in the late 1950s. It has been located in the centre of the Farnham Craft Town in a seventeenth century listed building in Waggon Yard since the 1970s. The Gallery curates an exciting programme of exhibitions and is dedicated to champion the best contemporary art and craft in the market place. As a not-for-profit charity, it also fosters emerging artists and makers through mentoring and touring exhibitions, working in partnership with organisations such as The Crafts Council.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

address: Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS

telephone: 01252 713208


New Craftsman Gallery St Ives

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

Purportedly the longest running gallery in the beautiful Cornish town of St Ives, The New Craftsman Gallery harbours a treasure trove of art and contemporary craft, as well as presenting and solo exhibitions.

Open Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sundays: 11am-5pm.

address: 24 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE

telephone: 01736 795652

website: Click Here


Oriel Davies Gallery

category: Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: Wales   

Oriel Davies Gallery is a key public art gallery of Wales, presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art and craft by national and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free. The Gallery and exhibition spaces are family-friendly, physically accessible and ideal for experiencing contemporary art and craft.

address: The Park , Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

telephone: 01686 625041

website: Click Here


RBSA Gallery

category: Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: Midlands   

The RBSA Gallery’s Craft Gallery has established a reputation as one of the leading outlets in the Midlands for contemporary craft, striving to demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the UK’s craft-making community. Through its programme of creatively themed exhibitions, the RBSA displays innovative, yet affordable craft from designer makers based all over the country. Works on display range from designer-maker jewellery to ceramics, textiles, silverware and woodwork.

address: 4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham, B3 1SA

telephone: 0121 2364353

website: Click Here


Samson and Coles

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

Samson and Coles is a stunning contemporary jewellery gallery in the fashionable seaside town of Whitstable in Kent, showcasing the work of selected British Designers.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30 – 5.00.

address: 13 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT51DB

telephone: 01227277985


Tayberry Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: Scotland   

The Tayberry Gallery sells gifts, practical items and quality handmade. Everything is designed and made in Britain. Their changing collections include contemporary jewellery, ceramics, wood, textiles, illustrations, paintings, glass, sculpture and prints.

Open Monday – Friday 9.30-5.30pm and Saturdays 9.30 – 5.00pm.

address: 19 Princes Street, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8NG

telephone: 01738 440899


The Byre Gallery

category: Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

The Byre Gallery on the Rame peninsula in south-east Cornwall exhibits stunning works of design-led craft and contemporary fine art by leading and emerging makers and artists from throughout the UK. It is a must-visit destination for all lovers of fine art as well as contemporary craft in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metals and textiles.

An exhibition at the Byre is thoughtfully curated in a style that suggests an inviting and elegant domestic setting rather than a more traditional gallery format.  Paintings and contemporary craft pieces are carefully selected and curated to create a considered and cohesive whole.

The Byre is open three times a year with exhibitions held in spring, summer and at Christmas, and always online.

address: The Byre Gallery, Hounster Hill, Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10 1AJ.

telephone: 01752 822936

website: Click Here

email: elaine@thebyregallery.co.uk


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