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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Back in 1982 something exciting emerged in the city of Leeds, a hidden gem in the heart of the cultural quarter that last year celebrated 35 sensational years. We discovered some old photographs of The Craft Centre when we were looking through some old files and we just had to share them with you. Look at those fabulous pots, jewellery, furniture and hairdos! And have you spotted our Artistic Director Hayley amongst them too! She is still leading the gallery after 28 years and is truly dedicated to bring the very best of British contemporary craft to the vibrant city of Leeds. During our 35 years celebrations we delved into our history and came up with several campaigns to highlight our fabulous years; you can explore them on our website here.
Working with makers and supporting their development and creativity has enabled us to provide a unique visitor experience for a growing audience of those wishing to learn more about the skill, talent and originality behind contemporary craft. The support of our designers, visitors and customers over these remarkable years has been crucial in the success of The Craft Centre and Design Gallery.
Thank you each and every one of you.
We hope you enjoy what the future has in store as we continue to bring you the very best in contemporary craft. You can keep up to date with what we're up to by following our social media posts, signing up to receive our monthly newsletter (you can do this in-house, on our website or via our Facebook page), or by checking our What's On page on our website regularly. Here's the link to our website so you can explore more about what we do here and here's to many more successful years of showcasing contemporary craft in the city! www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk