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Colour. Shape. Form.

2nd Sept- 18th December

Region: Midlands

The National Curriculum for the Art and Design Programme in England identifies how students should be taught to ‘evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design’. This exhibition invites the viewer to actively share what entices them to a crafted object; draw/circle/highlight/annotate the walls of the gallery to turn the space into an incubator of thoughts and ideas around what is so unique about craft.

Basketry: Rhythm, Renewal & Reinvention

25th September – 9th January 2022

Region: Wales

This exhibition looks at contemporary UK basket making and features work by thirty-five makers over all three galleries at Ruthin Craft Centre. The exhibition shows what is being made today – and by whom – across basketry’s beautiful variety of shapes, materials and weaves.

The Winter Show

6th November - 29th January 2022

Region: Yorkshire

Christmas at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery has always been an exciting celebration of the very best of UK contemporary craft and this year’s offering is no exception.  Handcrafted ceramics, textiles, 3D printed collections and works in mixed media by some of the most inspiring makers on the craft scene

Wild Print Exhibition

6th November - 19th February 2022

Region: Yorkshire

Featuring the work of madebyhandonline maker Niamh Geraghty-Morris alongside that of Hester Cox, this exhibition of prints  explores the rural settings that inspire their collections.  A deep love of their surroundings are brought to life by their wonderful printmaking allowing the viewer to reflect on their own relationship with nature.

Present Makers

13th November to 24th December

Region: South West

A leading event in the South West crafts calendar, Present Makers celebrates the talent of South West-based contemporary crafts people and designer-makers, who create unique hand-made and locally-designed gifts. Present Makers is selected from open submissions showcasing creative innovation across craft and design. The exhibited work in a diverse range of materials includes amongst others […]

We Gather

17th November – 5th February 2022

Region: London

Borne out of Dr Karen Patel’s research into racism in the craft sector, this exhibition features five female artists of Black and Asian heritage whose work shares a commitment to craft and its cultural value.

The Harley Gallery Pop Up Christmas Market

19th November - 19th December

Region: East Midlands

With different makers exhibiting each weekend, the Harley Gallery’s Christmas Market is part of their Star Makers events series. At this new event, you will have the chance to meet a selection of the Star Makers, buy from them directly, and enjoy a special Christmas shopping experience. Pictured: jewellery by Judith Brown. Follow the link […]

Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas Exhibition

20th November -30th December

Region: South East

The Oxfordshire Craft Guild is staging its centrepiece 6 week long exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock from 20th November until 30th December 2021. With 30 crafts people showing their work, visitors can be assured of finding a range of quality handcrafted items to enjoy, and those looking to find unique gifts for Christmas will find a wealth of beautiful objects from which to choose from.

Cockpit Arts Winter Makers’ Market

26th-28th November and 3rd-5th December

Region: London

Celebrate Christmas with Cockpit Arts by visiting their open studios Makers’ Market events in Holborn and Deptford. This is the perfect opportunity for visitors to meet 170 talented makers over two London sites and buy direct from independent craftspeople.

Christmas Arts Market at MAC

27th-28th November & 4th-5th December

Region: Midlands

With a long history of successful craft fairs, MAC is proud to present its annual Christmas Arts Markets, showcasing the work of talented designer-makers from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. Expect a range of stalls with a wonderful selection of quality handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and craft items. The markets are free […]

Make 2021: Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

27th November - 9th January 2022

Region: South West

This is always a fabulous show! Up to 50 exhibitors based across the UK are showcased in the main Jubilee Gallery at MAKE Southwest (formerly Devon Guild of Craftsmen). Shop from a carefully curated selection of jewellery, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and more. Support makers and find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Winter at the Byre

27th November - 9th January 2022

Region: South West

Always a beautifully curated exhibition, the Byre Gallery’s final exhibition of this year is called Winter at the Byre and features work from some of their favourite artists and makers along with some exciting new discoveries. A great opportunity to see jewellery by madebyhandonline maker Libby Ward.

Craft. Fair. Contemporary.

3rd-5th December

Region: North East

Explore beautiful, bespoke products from the very best designers and makers from Nottingham and beyond. Give your loved ones gifts that simply cannot be found on the high street – ceramics, textiles, jewellery, print and more.

Glow Edinburgh

4th - 5th December

Region: Scotland

Celebrating the best in local Scottish design, GLOW returns to Dovecot this December. This curated selling event is the perfect opportunity to support makers, take part in a creative workshop, and pick up festive gifts, accessories, and homeware.

GNCCF online

4th - 5th December

Region: National

An opportunity to buy outstanding contemporary craft & design online from 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.

Christmas at Lambside

4th - 5th December

Region: South West

After the success of the past 2 years, furniture maker Peter Lanyon will again be celebrating the Christmas Season by opening up his studio and sharing the space for “Christmas at Lambside”. This year the line up includes 8 fantastic creative makers, spanning leather, ceramics, enamel jewellery, furniture, spoons, wire, clothing and of course furniture. […]

Materials Matter

4th December 2021 – 13th March 2022

Region: South West

This exhibition presents a collection from the Devon and Cornwall members of Design-Nation – the leading portfolio for craft, design and product in the UK. It supports authentic, exceptional craftsmanship and design ability nationwide Formed in June 2020, the Cornwall and Devon Cluster is part of a new initiative by Design-Nation to foster links between […]

Beautiful & Useful

5th December

Region: London

Beautiful & Useful will be at the Garden Museum, Lambeth, this December  – a deconsecrated church with a stunning, copper-clad extension and a Dan Pearson-designed garden. A selection of some of the country’s finest designer-makers will be selling a wide range of handmade ceramics, textiles, basketry, jewellery and more.

Selected Space Sheffield

11th - 12th December

Region: Yorkshire

Selected Space brings together selected artists, makers and craftspeople from across the region – under one roof, one weekend at a time – for you to see, meet and support. This new fair organised by makers will be at Kelham Island Museum, located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, Museum has refreshments, a […]

Mostly Monochrome

13th January- 30th April 2022

Region: Midlands

This exhibition will be a showcase of high-quality contemporary craft with a limited, often black, white and grey palette, but with an exciting pop of occasional colour! This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline makers Rachel Brown (pictured), Sarah Packington and Judith Brown.

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