Our aim is to take you on a journey to experience the talent, skill, originality and beauty of contemporary craft made by UK designer makers today. You too can own an original piece of art and share your enthusiasm for craft with others.
We are a small but efficient team of five and between us we look after everything from visiting trade shows and inviting designers to installing new exhibitions and preparing/distributing all our press and publicity. We even have to keep the gallery spotless! And of course somewhere in the middle of all this we find time to sell beautiful pieces of contemporary craft.
Each year our lively exhibition programme comprises four diverse front of house exhibitions, alongside two inspirational print shows and three dedicated showcases highlighting materials such as ceramics, glass and wood. In addition to this we celebrate the festive season with no less than seven unique exhibitions, carefully selected to demonstrate the wealth of beautiful hand crafted pieces perfect for every stocking! The exhibition programme is augmented by an ever changing selection of designers specifically chosen to support and enrich each individual showcase.
With work by over 300 designers on display at any one time you’re sure to find what you’re looking for; whether it be for inspiration, gift buying or simply to while away a peaceful lunch hour.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery
City Art Gallery
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