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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.

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.

Suffolk Open Studios

5th - 27th June 2021 (weekends)

Region: South East

Suffolk Open Studios is a community of artists and makers who open to the public each weekend in June.  After the event was cancelled in 2020 the artists and makers are back with even more for 2021. 130 artists will be opening their studios and galleries to the public over the 4 weekends in June, […]

The Bright Side

5th June - 18th July

Region: South West

With vibrant work in paintings, ceramics, glass and jewellery, ‘The Bright Side,’ welcomes in summer at the Byre Gallery. This colourful exhibition includes jewellery by madebyhandonline maker Lindsey Mann.


22nd - 29th June

Region: London

Artefact is a new contemporary craft fair launching at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, the world’s premier design destination. Attracting top designers, architects, collectors, art-lovers and style-seekers, this new, physical event will feature an impressive rollcall of contemporary craft and visual arts galleries from the vibrant British craft scene.

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios – Holborn

25th - 27th June

Region: London

The Cockpit Arts Summer Festival will take place over their two sites in June and July. Join Cockpit Arts in Holborn for this perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers – from master craftspeople and artist-makers.

Rambling. Jewellery & 3D exhibition

26th June - 25th September

A wonderfully eclectic show revelling in the pleasure of rambling. The path never trodden before: those tiny treasures picked up along the way: the ever-changing landscape. Makers from across the UK come together in this exhibition to offer their interpretation of the natural world through the mediums of jewellery, ceramics and mixed media.

Making Changes in Craft

29th June

Region: International

The project has highlighted the various challenges faced by women of colour in the sector including racism and microaggressions in craft spaces, the challenges presented by social media, and issues with gaining recognition as expert makers. The work has informed Crafts Council’s approach to tackling racism and inequality in the craft sector.

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios – Deptford

2nd - 4th July

Region: London

Join Cockpit Arts for this perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers – from master craftspeople and artist-makers, including madebyhandonline jeweller Emily Kidson (pictured).

Cambridge Open Studios

3rd - 25th July 2021

Region: East Midlands

Cambridge Open Studios is a flourishing community of around 500 artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Cambridgeshire. The 2021 Cambridge Open Studios will take place over the first four weekends of July (3rd-4th, 10th-11th, 17th-18th and 24th-25th). Studios will normally be open between 11am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

York Open Studios 2021

10th - 11th July and 17th - 18th July

Region: North East

York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit artists’ studios and exhibitions.

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.

Devon Open Studios

11th - 26th September

Region: South West

Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.

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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