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About us



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.

Our Values


The Craft Centre and Design Gallery is currently a female-led organisation. We are an inclusive gallery which aims to work with talented UK based makers from all backgrounds.


We strive to make our space feel safe and accessible and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. 


    The Craft Centre and Design Gallery . Leeds . Est 1982

own . admire . collect . gift

Image: Jane Crisp from our FORM:FUNCTION exhibition which starts on the 22nd July.

 Opening Hours


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm


Sundays and Mondays 

Entry to the Gallery is Free

You can find us at The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB.

Get in Touch

0113 378 7241

​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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