The Craft Centre and Design Gallery . Leeds . Est 1982

own . admire . collect . gift
December workshop tickets now available.  See What's On below.
Image: Anna Whitehouse
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 UK designer makers today.  To see our story so far click here.


Every year our seasonal exhibition programme brings 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 for the past 39 years have introduced thousands of talented individuals to visitors of Leeds.  Everything on display is for sale so we're a shop as well as a gallery space. 


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

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sundays 11am - 3pm

Monday - Closed

Please note on the following dates we'll have some different opening hours:

Tuesday 2nd November open 10am - 3pm

Wednesday 3rd November open 12pm - 5pm

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.


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

Workshops with contemporary maker Gwyneth Williamson

Come and explore jewellery making, printmaking and drawing with Gwyneth Williamson at her studio based in Wakefield.  Gwyn is also our Information Officer and Textile Co-ordinator here in the gallery.


Click here for further information or enquire by email at



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.



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

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

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The Craft Centre & Design Gallery is  supported by Stowe Family Law.