Oct
27
to Jan 14

Handmade For Christmas - Exhibition

Looking for a Christmas present that’s truly special? You’ll find gifts created by some of the country’s most talented artisan makers at the Millennium Gallery this winter.

Handmade For Christmas offers gift ideas to suit every pocket, with work available from over 80 skilled artists, designers and craftspeople. From screen-printed textiles to hand-blown glass, all of the work on show has been hand-crafted in workshops and studios across the UK.

As well as supporting home-grown creative talent, every purchase in Handmade for Christmas raises vital funds which help keep Sheffield’s museums and galleries free and open for everyone to enjoy.

Open Every Day
Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm

Free Entry

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MADE BRIGHTON at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S
Nov
25
10:30am10:30am

MADE BRIGHTON at ST BARTHOLOMEW’S

MADE BRIGHTON at St BARTHOLOMEW’S is running for a second year in stunning St Bartholomew’s Church. With this show we aim to do something a little different. Whilst still showing the best makers in the country, the St Bartholomew’s fair will be a down to earth ‘Village Hall’ one day, table-top selling event.

We’ll be using the main body of the church to show sixty makers, exhibiting a wide variety of original work; jewellery, knitwear, ceramics, wood, print, silversmithing, textiles, clothes, toys and more.

Tickets available on the door at £4.00 per person (children under 14 free).

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Handmade at Kew
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Handmade at Kew

  • Royal Botanic Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This four-day international contemporary craft event offers you the opportunity to meet and buy directly from over 200 extraordinary designer-makers working across all disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.

The event is housed in an elegant pavilion next to Kew Palace and tickets to the event include entry to both the event and Kew Gardens, allowing you to enjoy the Gardens and crafts to the full. It’s a truly a unique shopping experience and great day out for all the family!

Open 10-6pm daily

Advance ticket £16 (includes entry to Kew Gardens) Buy Here

On the door £18 (includes entry to Kew Gardens)


Concessions for Friends of Kew also available

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Salisbury Contemporary Craft
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Salisbury Contemporary Craft

Salisbury Contemporary Craft is the new-look event for Salisbury based in the magnificent setting of the medieval cloisters and Cathedral, an iconic environment recognised throughout the world. 

This is a chance to explore and buy exquisite and beautifully hand-crafted pieces from some of our nation’s best contemporary craft makers and designers.

Come and browse a range of high quality items made by skilled jewellers, potters, textile artists and more. Buy that special gift for someone special or perhaps even treat yourself. And take part in some workshops run by expert craft makers and artists in a full programme of participation and exploration of the extensive world of contemporary craft and design.

The event is free to attend.#

Open 10am-5pm each day

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1 Day Fold-forming Workshop
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

1 Day Fold-forming Workshop

10am - 5pm

£110 including copper

This 1 day course will walk students through some of the basics of fold forming, starting with the simplest of shapes and forms, progressing to more complex techniques, using both hammering and other mechanical means.

Fold forming was developed in the 1980’s by Charles Lewton-Brain. It folds sheet metal and compresses either the fold or open edge, allowing the metal to move as it wishes. The resultant forms are organic and flowing in nature.

Participants will be shown the basic principles of folding, stretching and opening copper pieces , before exploring how variations in shape and hammering can change the end result. As their confidence grows during the session, they will learn to increase the number and complexity of their folding. By the end of the day they will have explored some of the beautiful forms possible and ideally have at least one piece of jewellery to take home.

To book please go to Creatstudio

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Essex Craft & Design Fair - RHS Hyde Hall
Apr
28
to May 1

Essex Craft & Design Fair - RHS Hyde Hall

The Essex Craft & Design show returns to RHS Garden Hyde Hall for its eighth year in 2017. The show is gaining popularity with exhibitors and the public due to the quality of the work on show and the beautiful venue. Over sixty artists, craftspeople and designer makers will be showcasing and selling fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many more contemporary crafts.

Open 10am-5pm each day.

RHS members free, visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Hyde-Hall  for all other admission prices.

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Made London - Canary Wharf Week 1
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Made London - Canary Wharf Week 1

MADE LONDON – CANARY WHARF is a new event bringing some of the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf.
There will be two shows – 17-20 and 22-25 March. Each will present around 60 makers and change completely for the second show.

The venue is a specially built, heated and floored temporary pavilion in Canada Square Park, by Cesar Pelli’s One Canada Square tower, the centrepiece of Canary Wharf and for 20 years the tallest building in Britain.

Expect a friendly, relaxed, highest quality contemporary craft and design fair, where the makers themselves meet the public to discuss inspirations, design processes and future projects, enabling maker / consumer relationships. Work can be bought at the fair or commissions can be taken.

Admission FREE

  • Friday 17 March 11.30am – 7.00pm (last entry 6.30pm)
  • Saturday 18 March 11.30am – 6.00pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Sunday 19 March 11.30am – 6.00pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Monday 20 March 11.30am – 7.00pm (last entry 6.30pm)
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Blackthorpe Barn - Weekend 2
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Blackthorpe Barn - Weekend 2

10am – 5pm (after 4pm its free)

Every weekend there are over 60 exhibitors offering a wonderful mix of fabulous crafts including; elegantly hand decorated glassware, stunning ceramics and intricately designed jewellery through to gorgeous handbags and clothing, striking sculpture and distinctive wooden creations and so much more. The fabulous collections are 100% British and all beautifully handcrafted by the exhibitors themselves, this is strict criteria for the crafts people and that’s why visiting Blackthorpe Barn delivers such a one-off experience. As you wander through the oak beamed barn, prepare yourself for an ultimate craft extravaganza; you can also chat with the makers or perhaps see them at work and, as many exhibitors change each weekend, there is something different to see each time you visit, perfect for providing inspiration for gifts or to simply take the plunge and treat yourself.

Adults £2, OAP's £1, Children/Students free, Season tickets £6 (no credit/debit cards) 
Please note: Entrance tickets can be bought (credit/debit cards) in the Country Christmas Shop

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Blackthorpe Barn - Weekend 1
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Blackthorpe Barn - Weekend 1

10am – 5pm (after 4pm its free)

Every weekend there are over 60 exhibitors offering a wonderful mix of fabulous crafts including; elegantly hand decorated glassware, stunning ceramics and intricately designed jewellery through to gorgeous handbags and clothing, striking sculpture and distinctive wooden creations and so much more. The fabulous collections are 100% British and all beautifully handcrafted by the exhibitors themselves, this is strict criteria for the crafts people and that’s why visiting Blackthorpe Barn delivers such a one-off experience. As you wander through the oak beamed barn, prepare yourself for an ultimate craft extravaganza; you can also chat with the makers or perhaps see them at work and, as many exhibitors change each weekend, there is something different to see each time you visit, perfect for providing inspiration for gifts or to simply take the plunge and treat yourself.

 

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Nov
11
to Nov 13

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair - Winchester

Our next Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair will take place in Winchester from 6-8 November.  This year the event features 80 designer makers displaying a wonderful selection of mixed media jewellery and silversmithing.  There is an enormous variety of jewellery available and the event features jewellers working in gold, silver, aluminium, brass, titanium, niobium, copper, bronze and platinum and incorporate glass, enamelwork, gemstones, pearls and beads into their work.  All exhibitors have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create.  Visitors can see and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers. 

Find Us on Stand 43 in Bapsy Hall

Friday 12.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm

Admission £4.50

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Oct
7
to Oct 9

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

The GNCCF is recognised as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors to Old Granada Studios.

It showcases contemporary craft to buy from over 150 selected designer-makers in: ceramics, glass, jewellery, interiors and home-wares, fashion design and fashion textiles, wood, furniture, paper, silver, metal, product design, print-making and more. Visitors can buy or commission work directly from the makers, learning about the process, inspiration, materials and stories behind the work. 

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Contemporary Craft Festival 2016
Jun
10
to Jun 12

Contemporary Craft Festival 2016

  • Marsh Mill Park Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL UK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Largest and best craft fair in the South West, one of the finest in the UK. Over 200 selected makers selling directly to the public, with demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Live music, street entertainers and great food. 

10am - 5 pm daily

Adult Day ticket - £9

Children Under 14 - FREE

Concessions - £8

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Essex Craft & Design Show - RHS Hyde Hall
Apr
29
to May 2

Essex Craft & Design Show - RHS Hyde Hall

The Essex Craft & Design show returns to RHS Garden Hyde Hall for its seventh year in 2016. The show is gaining popularity with exhibitors and the public due to the quality of the work on show and the beautiful venue. Over forty artists, craftspeople and designer makers will be showcasing and selling fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many more contemporary crafts.

10am - 5pm Daily

Show entry included in RHS Hyde Hall ticket.

RHS members FREE

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British Craft Trade Fair Spring 16 - Trade only
Apr
10
to Apr 12

British Craft Trade Fair Spring 16 - Trade only

  • Great Yorkshire Showground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Find us on stand 215

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is a three-day event that takes place in April each year at the scenic Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate, Yorkshire. In 2016, the Fair will take place on 10th-12th April. 

The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. BCTF differs from other trade fairs in that no mass-manufactured products or products made overseas are allowed. Visitors can be confident, therefore, that they will be presented with a selection of the best hand-made British giftware available from more than 500 talented makers. 

Sunday 10am-6pm, Monday & Tuesday 10am-5pm

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Desire - Chelsea
Feb
26
to Feb 29

Desire - Chelsea

  • Chelsea Old Town Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Desire has become firmly established as the "must visit" event for its stunning collection and unrivalled choice of contemporary jewellery and stylish silverware. Visitors can purchase from an exciting range by both emerging British talent as well as the latest designs from more establlished makers

10am - 6pm Friday
10am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Admission: £6.00

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Made In Clerkenwell Winter Open Studios
Nov
26
to Nov 29

Made In Clerkenwell Winter Open Studios

Once again, Craft Central removes the hassle from Christmas shopping with its annual Made In Clerkenwell Christmas event. From 26th-29th November, shoppers will have the opportunity to discover the very best handmade gifts, many of which are made in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Alongside our resident designer-makers, we have selected a further 55 network members to showcase collections throughout our three venues (St John's Square, Clerkenwell Green & The Goldsmiths' Centre). With everything from high-end contemporary jewellery to interior home wares, Made In Clerkenwell is the perfect Christmas shopping event.

'This years selection of network members has focused on quality of design, craftsmenship and commercial appeal. We want to reflect on the outstanding talents of our resident designer-makers whos clients include everyone from Dior, V&A Museum to Buckingham Palace' - Louisa Pacifico, Chief Executive, Craft Central

For the first time, Made In Clerkenwell 2015 will be free for all visitors. Our opening evening on Thursday 26th November will offer visitors festive drinks throughout all of our venues.

We will also be running a draw with prizes donated by out designer-makers that will help the lucky winners give some really unique gifts this Christmas.

Register for free entry here

Thurs 26 Nov, 5-8pm

Fri 27 Nov, 12noon - 8pm

Sat 28 Nov & Sun 29 Nov, 12-5pm

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Made Brighton
Nov
20
to Nov 22

Made Brighton

  • Corn Exchange at the Dome (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MADE BRIGHTON celebrates its 10th year in 2015! It’s the city’s annual contemporary craft and design fair taking place in the beautiful Corn Exchange at The Dome. MADE BRIGHTON is a selling event, offering the public the opportunity to buy original and exceptional pieces of craft and design direct from the best local and national makers and has become firmly established as a friendly, accessible and top quality show.  Over 5500 visitors attend, the majority of whom return year on year knowing that the work on show won’t disappoint.

MADE BRIGHTON showcases jewellery, textiles, ceramics, basketry, glassware, furniture, home accessories, fashion and much more. All the work is hand crafted, unique and often quirky.

Find Us on Stand 38

Friday 20th November        11am - 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Saturday 21st November      10am - 6.00pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Sunday 22nd November       10am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Private View                          Thursday 19th November 6-8pm

Admission £6.50 per person (children under 14 free)

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Lee Green Open Studios
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Lee Green Open Studios

Lee Green Open Studios is an annual event which takes place over two weekends in November based around the SE12 area. Local residents and visitors to the area have free access, over the two weekends, to a broad range of arts, most of which are available to purchase.  This year we have printmakers, photographers, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, textile artists, jewellers, mosaic artists and craftspeople.

The 2015 Lee Green Open Studios will take place on the weekends of 

14-15th November 12-6pm

21-22nd November 12-6pm

Find us in Venue 19 on 14th & 15th

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Made By Hand Wales
Oct
30
to Nov 1

Made By Hand Wales

As well as meeting and buying directy from 135 of the finest designer makers at Made by Hand in sumptuous suroundings of CIty Hall in the centre of Cardiff, there will be a full programme of free children's workshops, adult workshops, demonstrations and talks every day about contemporary craft & art by leading makers, historians and curators.

Find Us on Stand 92 Upstairs

Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

Tickets (per day): Adult £6 (£5 concs)

Weekend 3 Day Ticket £11 (£9 concs)

Accompanied Children Under 14 FREE

Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 children aged 15 – 18) £19 (£18 conc)

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Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Oct
8
to Oct 12

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

The GNCCF is recognised as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors to Old Granada Studios in Manchester.

It showcases contemporary craft to buy from over 150 selected designer-makers in: ceramics, glass, jewellery, interiors and home-wares, fashion design and fashion textiles, wood, furniture, paper, silver, metal, product design, print-making and more. Visitors buy or commission work directly from the makers so they can learn about the craft skills, inspiration, materials and stories behind the work. 

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Galleria Botanica
Sep
29
to Oct 3

Galleria Botanica

  • The Showcase, Craft Central (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:     11-7pm

Thursday:      11-8pm

Saturday:      11-5pm

The first union between jeweller Nettie Birch and textile designer Donna Read who take inspiration from nature.

Nettie makes fold-formed jewellery using aluminium, copper and sterling silver. The technique folds sheet metal and compresses and stretches them by hammering. Once opened, beautiful organic shapes are formed. 

Donna’s work is mainly floral and plant based. It might be a twig against a blue sky, vivid orange lichen on a tree stump or a shadow cast on a pavement. Donna paints directly on to the fabric creating unique and one- off scarves, cushions and purses.

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Summer Season Boutique
Jul
14
to Jul 18

Summer Season Boutique

  • The Corner Shop, Craft Central, EC1R 0DX (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday 11-6pm Saturday 11-2.00pm 
Location: 

nbNg is back in Clerkenwell for a short seasonal boutique event. Lasting just 5 days, Nettie will be selling her fold-formed jewellerypieces in aluminium, copper and silver and introducing colourful new gem-set pendants and rings to match the bright hues of Summer. This brief run will be the last chance to purchase face-to-face before autumn, and is the ideal time to commission something special for later in the year. Nettie uses the relatively unknown technique of fold-forming to produce organic sculptural jewellery pieces,which make a statement, whilst being easy to wear.

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Made In Clerkenwell - Summer Open Studios
May
7
to May 10

Made In Clerkenwell - Summer Open Studios

Craft Central open their doors for you to explore their 2 fascinating Victorian studio buildings in the heart of London’s historic Clerkenwell, during London Craft Week, a brand new annual event putting craftsmanship centre stage of the world’s creative capital.

Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Shop for ready-to-wear fashion, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, printmaking, illustration and interior products by over 100 selected UK designer-makers. Choose a gift, commission a unique piece, find a bespoke design service or just browse... Whether you can spare an hour or a whole day, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping. 

Thursday - 5-8pm

Friday 12-8pm

Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm

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British Craft Trade Fair 2015 (Trade Only)
Apr
12
to Apr 14

British Craft Trade Fair 2015 (Trade Only)

  • Great Yorkshire Showground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Find us on stand 303

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is a three-day event that takes place in April each year at the scenic Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate, Yorkshire.

The fair is strictly trade-only and showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers. BCTF differs from other trade fairs in that no mass-manufactured products or products made overseas are allowed. 

Sunday 10-6pm

Monday/Tuesday 10-5pm

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inBLOOM - Pop Up Shop
Mar
17
to Mar 21

inBLOOM - Pop Up Shop

  • Craft Central Corner Shop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday   11-6pm

Thursday                                             11-8pm

Saturday                                              11-2.30pm

The winter is over at last. Spring is here, a time of renewal, re-growth and refreshment.

Nettie Birch brings her floral and organic fold formed jewellery to the Corner Shop just in time for nature to show itself. Whether you want to refresh your wardrobe, or simply celebrate the coming of the warmer weather, you are sure to find one of Nettie’s pieces, in aluminium, copper or silver with gold accents, to suit.

Nettie’s favourites, such as her Fuchsia & Belon ranges will be available, as well as one-off pieces and sneak peeks of new work.    

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Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Show
Mar
5
to Mar 8

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Show

Desire offers a huge variety of stylish, unusual and original designs to suit all tastes and across a wide price range, from just a few pounds, to many thousands!  Items are available in many different media; not just gold, silver or platinum, but acrylic, paper, glass, aluminium, copper and more…  

 

Private View 4.30 - 8pm Thursday (Invite Required)
10.00am - 6.00pm Friday
10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Admission: £6

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1 Day Fold Forming Workshop
Dec
14
10:00am10:00am

1 Day Fold Forming Workshop

10am - 4.30pm

This 1 day course will walk students through some of the basics of fold forming, starting with the simplest of shapes and forms, progressing to more complex techniques, using both hammering and other mechanical means.

Fold forming was developed in the 1980’s by Charles Lewton-Brain. It folds sheet metal and compresses either the fold or open edge, allowing the metal to move as it wishes. The resultant forms are organic and flowing in nature.

Participants will be shown the basic principles of folding, stretching and opening copper pieces , before exploring how variations in shape and hammering can change the end result. As their confidence grows during the session, they will learn to increase the number and complexity of their folding. By the end of the day they will have explored some of the beautiful forms possible and ideally have at least one piece of jewellery to take home.

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