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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.

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.

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 […]

Crafting Communities Work – at Blythe Bridge

January-March 2022

On view: the new community artwork, which consists of three main lampshade pendants with thirty smaller pendants, the whole lot containing a staggering three hundred individual panels within them. Each panel is a montage on a different theme, mounted on vellum. The work is hung in the Library main entrance. For more information follow the […]

Threads in Sheds

5th January - 27th March

Region: North West

The British Tapestry Group National Members touring exhibition aims to preserve the heritage of tapestry weaving and to celebrate contemporary creativity. Thirty six members from across the organisation, who are at various stages of their weaving career have created new works which use a significant element of silk. They have created tapestry weavings which reflect […]

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.

Design-Nation Our Journey

29th January – 24th April 2022

Region: East Midlands

Our Journey captures important milestones in the evolution of Design-Nation’s portfolio of leading contemporary designer-makers from across the UK. A showcase of diverse material-led practices, Our Journey emphasises excellence and beauty of design and craftsmanship, and highlights the sector’s increasingly committed focus on innovative ways to address sustainability and embrace ethical making. The exhibition features 25 selected designer-makers […]

Spring: Blossom – 40 Years in the Making

5th February – 30th April

Region: Yorkshire

An exhibition full of the joys of Spring at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery! Jewellery, ceramics, sculptures and wall art by a selection of blossoming talented makers who have never worked with The Craft Centre & Design Gallery before, accompanied by makers rediscovered from the Gallery’s remarkable 40 year archive including some real Yorkshire treasures.

Unravel…a festival of knitting

11th - 13th 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

25th -27th February 2022

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.

Craft Festival Cheltenham

11th - 13th March

Region: Gloucestershire

A celebration of making, creativity and shopping! Craft Festival Cheltenham returns to the iconic location of Cheltenham Town Hall in March.

Society of Wood Engravers 84th annual exhibition

19th March - 14th May

Region: South West

Wood engraving is at once the simplest and one of the most exquisite forms of printmaking. The print is made, first, by engraving the reversed design or picture to be printed into the mirror-smooth surface of a block of endgrain wood. The Society of Wood Engraving (SWE) exists to promote wood engraving.

Artful Craft

2nd April - 2nd July

Region: South West

Exploring the boundaries between craft and fine art. Curated by MAKE Southwest President Peter Randall-Page RA. Celebrating their re-launch, MAKE Southwest’s exhibition focuses on the nature of craft, art and design in the 21st century. President Peter Randall-Page RA has curated this exhibition which addresses the labels, status and boundaries associated with craft and fine art as well as the impact of new technologies such as digital design and rapid prototyping.

Ceramic Art London

8th - 10th April

Region: London

After a sellout in 2019, and two years out, CAL is looking forward to coming back, showcasing contemporary developments in ceramic practise, in addition to their ever-popular Claytalks programme, ceramics bookshop and toolshop and the usual top class selection of exhibitors. Ceramic Art London offers collectors, gallery owners and anyone with an interest in leading […]

Craft in Focus : RHS Wisley

28th April - 2nd May

Region: South East

The Craft in Focus spring fair will be held mainly in floored marquees within the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley so visitors will be able to view and purchase contemporary craft and art whilst also enjoying the beautiful spring garden with its huge plant collection.

Oxfordshire Artweeks

7th - 29th May

Region: South East

Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s oldest and biggest artist open studios & pop-up exhibition event. From 7th-29th May you can feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity by hundreds of artists, makers and designers in artists’ studios, pop-up galleries, glorious gardens, ancient churches, medieval tithe barns and hundreds of other amazing venues. […]

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