The Craft Centre and Design Gallery . Leeds . Est 1982

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Pictured:  Jacks Turner.  You can see her work in our forthcoming wedding show To Have and To Hold from 7th May.
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Find out how you can be a part of our our 40th anniversary celebrations here.
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Established in 1982, our aim is to take you on a journey to experience the talent, skill, originality and beauty of contemporary craft made by craftspeople based in the UK today.  To discover our story so far click here.


For the past 40 years our seasonal exhibition programme has been bringing together the very best of handmade contemporary jewellery, ceramics, limited edition prints, glass, wood, textiles and works in mixed media exploring specific themes.  We also provide an ever changing selection of makers who support and enrich each main exhibition.  We support new and emerging makers as well as more established makers and over our remarkably rich history we have introduced thousands of talented individuals to visitors to the vibrant city of Leeds.  Everything on display is for sale so we're a retail space as well as a gallery environment for you to take a  mindful moment away from daily life.


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.



What's On

Exhibition Changeover Opening Hours

OPEN Tue 19th July 10am - 3pm

OPEN Wed 20th July 12 - 5pm

Resuming normal opening hours from 10am Thur 21st July

Normal Opening Hours

OPEN Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sundays 11am - 3pm

CLOSED Mondays 

August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

OPEN Sat 27th August 10am - 5pm

OPEN Sun 28th August 11am - 3pm

CLOSED Mon 29th & Tue 30th August

Resuming normal opening hours from 10am Wed 31st August

Making a special trip to visit us? 

Plan ahead and give us a call to doublecheck our opening hours on 0113 378 7241

You can find us tucked just under Leeds CIty Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB


0113 378 7241

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​Wheelchair access is available to all areas of the The Craft Centre & Design Gallery.  Level access is available via ramp from Victoria Gardens.


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External Creative Workshops


Mixed Media Workshops with contemporary designer Florence Makes

If you're wanting to learn how to book bind or create fabulous home accessories using found papers and Ordinance Survey maps, book a workshop with Florence Hoy. Click here for upcoming sessions or if you would like to know the full range of workshops available, simply enquire by emailing Florence at

Jewellery Workshops with contemporary jeweller Amy Stringer

Create contemporary jewellery with practising jeweller Amy Stringer who is also our Head of Jewellery.  Click here for further information or enquire by email at

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Jewellery Workshops with contemporary jeweller Becca Macdonald


Beginners Silver clay jewellery workshop: Design, sculpt and torch fire your very own creations.  No jewellery making experience is needed!  Discover the magical material that behaves like clay, but transforms into solid silver after firing!  Email for more information.



Pictured: ceramics by Jill Shaddock from our Stand by Me exhibition

Image: Ashraf Hanna ceramics on show until 11th January in our forthcoming Christmas Show