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‘Cuts The Mustard’

11th January - 21st April

Region: Midlands

This playful exhibition takes the idiom ‘cuts the mustard’ as a cue for work that is “successful, and comes up to expectations”, as well as highlighting the best in contemporary craft that celebrates this stunning colour. An exciting group of selected makers are taking part, including madebyhandonline makers Liz Cooksey, Lynsey Walters, Rachel Butlin (pictured), […]

Through The Window

20th January - 24th March

Region: South East

Early evenings with houses all lit up inside, we can peek into other lifestyles, catching glimpses of their treasured objects on the shelf and arrangements on the table. “Through the Window” is a mixed show featuring paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.


29th January - 26th May

Region: Midlands

Celebrate nature’s bounty through this varied display of jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Each item is handmade by a designer-maker who has taken inspiration from the colours, forms, and subjects found throughout flora and fauna. 

Made for the Table

3rd February – 8th April

Region: Wales

Made for the Table presents contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, together with the curated work of leading UK artisans in furniture design, glass, ceramics and textiles. This modern table setting is introduced by examples of the extraordinary silver acquired by the Company over several hundred years. This reflects its long history of patronage and […]


4th February - 22nd April

Region: Yorkshire

Meraki (May-rah-kee) to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself into your work. This beautiful exhibition at the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge features lots of makers from madebyhandonline, including Jennie McCall, Rachel Butlin, Ann Povey (pictured), Kate Kato and Rare Notions.

A Curious Turn : moving, mechanical sculpture

10th March - 19th May

Region: South West

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition of extraordinary automata. Automata are moving mechanical sculptures which are brought magically to life through a sequence of cogs, cams and levers. For centuries they have delighted and bewitched people. Visitors will be able to turn, push and crank to see many of the pieces in action! A Curious Turn […]


10th March – 21st April

Region: North West

Defined by the equality of day and night, or light and dark, the Vernal Equinox has come to represent balance. This time of year marks a planetary shift in the seasons and denotes the beginning of spring. For this mixed exhibition makers have been selected whose work has an elemental quality, or celebrates the abundance […]

Scratch the Surface Jewellery Show

17th March - 23rd June

Region: Yorkshire

A variety of materials and techniques in contemporary jewellery making are showcased in this exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.  Explorations of techniques which manipulate and change the surfaces of materials reveal more about contemporary jewellery practice. This exhibition includes a collection by madebyhandonline makers Naomi James (pictured) and Rachel Brown.

Ceramic Art London

23rd March - 25th March

Region: London

Now in its 14th year, Ceramic Art London 2018 is the major showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers. Discover and buy work directly from 90 leading contemporary ceramic artists.

Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference

Saturday 24th March

Region: London

The Heritage Crafts Association’s Patron and ceramics producer Emma Bridgewater will be amongst the keynote speakers at the 2018 conference Crafts for the Future. The conference will also celebrate the winners and runners up of this year’s Heritage Crafts Awards sponsored by QEST, The Arts Society and the Marsh Christian Trust, as well as talks delivered […]

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