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Leto & Ariadne: Craft showcase

4th August - 22nd September

Region: Wales

Leto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics. Using only natural fibres […]

On The Block Jewellery Show

30th June - 29th September

Region: Yorkshire

A selection of jewellers who all create unique statement pieces of contemporary jewellery deserving special attention.  These beautiful jewellery collections are given a platform to showcase the qualities found in various materials and reveal a variety of ways pieces are constructed using traditional jewellery making techniques.

‘Ghost Horses and Guns’ – Melanie Tomlinson Solo Exhibition

30th June - 14th October

Region: Midlands

Working with finely illustrated printed metal, Melanie Tomlinson creates intricate three-dimensional sculptures, some with moving parts, as an archive of urban folk tales. Supported by an award from the Arts Council, Melanie is creating 9 new artworks about childhood memories and past real life events to reflect universal themes such as nature, destruction, transformation and hope.

Portal and One Year On

4th August - 22nd September

Region: Wales

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists.

Shape Up!

On now - 29th September

Region: Midlands

We are surrounded by different shapes and colours, from the graphics and structures found within urban environments to the repetitive patterns that construct organic material at a cellular level.  The selected designer-makers in this exhibition have drawn on a variety of sources to create exciting geometric designs in jewellery, ceramics, and textiles.

Kitchen Garden

6th September - 15th December

Region: Midlands

This Christmas selling exhibition celebrates the quintessential English Kitchen Garden. It will showcase lots of beautiful, affordable gift ideas both inspired by and for use in the kitchen and the garden.

Devon Open Studios

8th - 23rd 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.

Criminal Quilts

8th September - 27th October

Region: Midlands

Award winning textile artist and madebyhandonline maker Ruth Singer has been working with Staffordshire Record Office and Wolverhampton University exploring Victorian women criminals. The project is inspired by photographs and documents in the archives. There will be a series of workshops and talks as part of the exhibition which includes archive materials, Ruth’s own textile work […]

Plate Up

15th September - 4th November

Region: South West

Co-curated with Michelin-starred executive chef, Michael Wignall – Plate Up will showcase the work of selected UK practitioners who produce work associated with the making and serving of food. Michael has his own distinct way of creating and serving his dishes, tending to highlight contemporary craft as part of the presentation of his food.

York Ceramics Fair

6th - 7th October

Region: North East

York Ceramics Fair is an exciting new showcase presenting the best in contemporary studio ceramics from the UK and beyond. This is a rare opportunity to buy beautifully hand-crafted pieces direct from 40 leading contemporary makers.

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