For the past 38 years we have been championing contemporary craft in the vibrant city of Leeds to shine a spotlight on independent makers and their small businesses from across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Through an exciting seasonal exhibition programme we highlight the skills behind handmade and share their inspiring stories. Bringing these amazing collections of contemporary craft together under one roof has created a haven for many visitors to escape the stresses of daily life & create mindful experiences. Please help us keep the gallery and the hundreds of small businesses we support alive by donating what you can so we can continue to keep bringing the very best of contemporary craft to you and help us and these creative industries thrive.
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Level One Media and Performing Arts students found out how practitioners in the arts, crafts and design industry create beautiful and unusual objects, while on a visit to the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery.
The students were asked to follow a trail around the gallery to identify and explore various pieces and consider aspects of the job roles of their creators including fine artists, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellery makers and textile designers.
Leeds City College tutor Emily Kecic led the performing arts students and support staff including Learning Support Lead Practitioner Ian Miles also accompanied the students to ensure they were able to get the most out of the visit.
“The students really engaged with the tasks and seemed fascinated by the objects on display. The visit really helped them to visualise what is required to create things of beauty and interest to an audience,” said Curriculum Leader for Level One Media Sarah Robinson.
“They also thought about the business aspect of being in the arts, crafts and design industry including the marketing role of exhibiting work and the ethical considerations of the creators’ job roles such as using sustainable materials.
“The staff at the centre were extremely welcoming and supportive of our students and we will definitely return. It is a great asset to have such an inspiring gallery within walking distance of our campuses at Park Lane and Technology.”