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Under the Tree

26th November – 28th January

Region: South West

The annual Christmas exhibition from Make South West is open to makers across the UK, and showcases the work of up to 50 designer-makers. The mix of small-scale batch producers and one-off pieces in a range of price points is always of a high quality and from a diverse selection of disciplines, celebrating the incredible skill of British makers.

Welcome to My World: Ceramics with Narrative

26th November 2022 – 19th March 2023

Region: East Midlands

This touring exhibition brings together the work of contemporary artists working with clay who create worlds of pop culture references, social commentary, and political satire; worlds that invite you in through the inventiveness of the makers. All of the exhibiting artists inhabit their own stylistic worlds, which they use to present their experiences and reflections […]

Shock of the New

12th January - 6th May

Region: Midlands

To welcome in the new year, this mixed contemporary craft exhibition at Unit Twelve Gallery will not only showcase emerging artists, but makers the gallery have never had the opportunity to show before, as well as makers whose work has taken a change of direction.

On Your Table. Domestic ceramics from 22 makers

14th January – 16th April

Region: Wales

‘In use, a good piece of tableware will bring pleasure both visual and practical. The purchase of a useful piece of pottery is sometimes the prelude to building a formidable collection of ceramics. The first purchase doesn’t have to be justified, after all it’s ‘just a bowl’ or ‘just a mug’, something to use, an everyday item albeit unusual, […]

STRATA contemporary craft exhibition

17th January - 18th March

Region: South West

STRATA: an exhibition of paintings, ceramics and art jewellery appreciating the layers of the land we live on is touring to the Royal Cornwall Museum. See new work from 5 local women artists and makers who are concerned about the environment and are considering the structure and layers of our planet.

Feather and Fur

4th February - 29th April

Region: Yorkshire

This collection of well loved animals and feathered friends will put a smile on your face this Spring as The Craft & Design Gallery in Leeds explore the work of ceramicists, jewellers, sculptors and mixed media artists all bringing the wonderful characters of animals and birds to life in their own unique interpretations.  Domestic or […]

Unravel…a festival of knitting

24th - 26th February

Region: South East

unravel…a festival of yarn celebrates all things yarn and yarn making from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving. Covering the whole of Farnham Maltings, unravel centres around a curated marketplace with 70 independent producers, well-established makers and first time yarn show exhibitors from around the UK.

Collect – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

1st - 5th March

Region: National

Collect is one of the world’s most influential fairs focusing on contemporary craft and design and living artists, and takes place each year at Somerset House in the heart of London.

York Ceramics Fair

4th - 5th March

Region: North East

York Ceramics Fair showcases the best in contemporary studio ceramics from the UK and beyond. This is a great opportunity to buy beautifully hand-crafted pieces direct from leading contemporary makers.

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

10th - 12th March

Region: South East

Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest jewellers and silversmiths in the UK. Chelsea Old Town Hall is situated right on the King’s Road, and has been a popular venue for design led events for many years.

Handmade in Highgate

10th - 12th March

Region: London

A designer maker fair held at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution – perfect for thoughtful gifts. This popular, friendly event features jewellery, textiles, ceramics, wood and more. A great opportunity to see madebyhandonline maker Caroline Nuttall-Smith (pictured).

Paper Ink Print Festival

17th - 19th March

Region: London

The Landmark Arts Centre is launching a new biennial printmaking festival that will champion the art of hand-printmaking, artists’ books and papermaking. The inaugural fair will be running over the weekend of 17-19 March 2023, and will include a whole programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations alongside special exhibits and over 50 stands of artists […]

Meanings & Messages

15th April - 17th June

Region: South West

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery presents a major touring exhibition, showcasing 60 brooches from 60 current members. Including work from members in the UK, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Hungary, Taiwan, USA, and US Virgin Islands. Materials include PLA filament, jesmonite, paper, silver and gold, aluminium, copper, enamels, wood, textiles, ceramics, semi-precious stones, and […]

Craft in Focus : RHS Wisley

27th April - 1st May

Region: South East

A mixed discipline craft fair is being held alongside a Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair featuring a diverse selection of fabulous contemporary jewellers and silversmiths at RHS Hilltop within the Gardens.

London Craft Week

8th - 14th May

Region: London

Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, the festival brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

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