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Is it Useful?

26th April - 1st September

Region: Midlands

This exhibition has been co curated by Charlie Birtles and will showcase a collection of beautifully handcrafted, intellectually conceptual objects. This exhibition playfully reconsiders the objects of our day to day domestic life; each object feels familiar, yet provides a challenge to interpret.


Picture Postcard

22nd June - 26th August

Region: East Midlands

A summer exhibition of contemporary craft filled with holiday memories, from days out in the country to holidays by the sea. This exhibition includes work by madebyhandonline maker Betty Pepper.


‘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.


Women’s Work. Pioneering Contemporary Craft

7th July – 2nd September

Region: East Midlands

To mark this centenary year of Women’s Suffrage, when some women were given the right to vote in the UK, NCCD launches a mixed contemporary craft exhibition exploring gender and craft. Women’s Work brings together an eclectic mix of pioneering women working at the forge, the bench and with modern technology. Glimpse into the world of female blacksmiths, stone carvers and […]


Devon Guild of Craftsmen: The Summer Show 2018

14th July - 2nd September

Region: South West

This is an annual exhibition showing the best new craft work from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Membership. A tradition every summer for over 60 years, selected Members exhibit as a collective showcasing the best contemporary craft from across the South West.


Larmer Tree Festival

19th - 22nd July

Region: South West

See madebyhandonline jeweller Helen Noakes at the Larmer Tree Festival near Salisbury. A selection of craft makers will be exhibiting in the Artists’ tents and there will be live music, comedy, theatre, food and plenty more festival activities for the family. Follow the link below for full details and ticket information….


Cowslip Workshops Summer Fair

21st – 22nd July

Region: South West

Cowslip Workshops are hosting a Summer Fair bursting with exciting stalls, including textiles, home, garden and vintage treats. This is a great opportunity to see madebyhandonline makers Teresa Dunne (pictured) and Heather Everitt.


Potfest in the Park

27th - 29th 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.


GNCCF Sheffield

27th-29th July

Region: North East

Organised by the brilliant team at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, this is a new opportunity to buy and commission innovative and beautiful craft, direct from some of the UK’s leading designer-makers in Sheffield. Exhibitors include madebyhandonline makers Ann Povey (pictured), Naomi James, Hannah Sawtell, Ashi Marwaha and Amy Stringer.


Craft Scotland Summer Show

3rd - 26th August 2018

Region: Scotland

The Craft Scotland Summer Show is a firm fixture on the craft calendar. This annual selling exhibition showcases contemporary, design-led craft throughout August, all housed on the second floor of White Stuff, George Street, Edinburgh.


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