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These are a Few of My Favourite Things

14th January- 1st May

Region: Midlands

Lockdown has made us all think about, and appreciate the things we have in our homes. This exhibition considers how objects, and specifically craft, makes us smile and brings joy into our lives daily… This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline makers Dominika Kupcova, Alice Funge (pictured) and Kate Toms.

Maker’s Eye – Provisional dates

17th March - 26th June

Region: London

What does craft mean to you? Does craft need to be functional, can it be funny, does it have to be beautiful and should it tackle the big topics of the day? The Crafts Council asked 13 brilliant craft makers this question. Each one picked works from Crafts Council Collections to create a ‘visual answer’. The result is Maker’s Eye, an exhibition which features over 150 objects – making it the largest ever showcase of objects from the extensive Crafts Council Collections and archives.

Terroir: The characteristic imparted by environment (tɛrˈwɑːFrench tɛrwar. Noun)

6th May- 28th August 2021

Region: Midlands

The French have a term when describing making wine, ‘terroir’ which means the special character that a wine is thought to get from the particular place where the grapes were grown. Similar to this notion then is the idea that many artists make emotional connections to specific places or places, whether real or imagined.

Unravel…a festival of knitting

21st - 23rd May

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 independent producers, well-established makers and first time yarn show exhibitors from around the UK. Held over three days, 2021 is unravel’s lucky 13th year! […]

Devon Guild of Craftsmen Spring Show

29th May - 10th July

Region: South West

Every year The Devon Guild present a selected exhibition of the very best work from their membership. This past year has given Makers plenty of challenges in their creative practice and so the Spring Show will celebrate the determination and innovation of craftspeople in persevering, overcoming those challenges and creating truly inspirational work.

GNCCF online

17th - 18th July

Region: National

An opportunity to buy outstanding contemporary craft & design online from 160 designer-makers and artists selected for their excellence; from jewellery and fashion accessories to functional and statement pieces for the home. Scroll through the makers on the website, find something you love and make it yours. Not only will you be buying work of an exceptional standard but you will also be helping support the craft community during this pandemic.

Potfest in the Park

23rd - 25th July

Region: North West

A true celebration of clay! Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond, all with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.

Potfest in the Pens

30th July - 1st August

Region: North West

See the work of the well-established alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation, combined in a bustling market place.

Craft Festival Cheltenham

13th - 15th August

Region: Gloucestershire

In partnership with The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, Unit Twelve Gallery, Period Living Magazine and madebyhandonline.com, Craft Festival Cheltenham is all set to return to the iconic location of Cheltenham Town Hall in August.

The Craft Festival

10th - 12th September

Region: South West

The spectacular multi award winning Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey is set to return at the rescheduled date of September.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

8th - 10th October

Region: North West

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Manchester featuring over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers from established names to new graduate talent. A must for the UK craft events calendar and often a great opportunity to see lots of madebyhandonline Makers as well.

Wizardry in Wood

13th - 16th October

Region: London

Wizardry in Wood 2021 will be the fifth exhibition held by the Worshipful Company of Turners to showcase the work of outstanding UK and international craftsmen. Wizardry in Wood was launched by the Turners’ Company in 2004 on the 400th anniversary of the granting of the Company’s Royal Charter in 1604. Wizardry in Wood 2021 […]

Craft Festival – Bath

27th - 28th November

Region: South West

The team from the Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, will be bringing together some of the UK’s finest designer makers. Ceramics, jewellery, glass, furniture, paper, metal and more…the perfect event for xmas shopping, a place to be inspired and to celebrate British craft in Bath’s Assembly Rooms.

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