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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We had a great time browsing through Leanne Horner's photograph collection of pieces she's bought from us over the years. Leanne is our Director Hayley's younger sister and over the years has shown fabulous support for the gallery and our makers. Thank you Leanne for sharing your collection with us and we look forward to welcoming you to the gallery again soon.
"The Craft and Design Gallery in Leeds is celebrating its 35th anniversary and my sister Hayley Hudson (the Director) has asked me to put some pics of my art I have collected over the years! All my pieces are special to me and mean a lot. If you've never been and like one off unusual pieces of art it's definitely worth a visit!"
Images left to right: Cathy Miles mixed media wall art, Caroline Rees acrylic coasters, Sally Bradley ceramic vessel, Virginia Dowe-Edwards ceramic dog sculpture, Lucy Harding textile wall art, Hilke MacIntyre ceramic relief wall art, Jane Muir ceramic lady, Stephanie Tudor jesmonite coasters and Ostinelli & Priest ceramic dog sculpture.
Wire illustrative figures to be hung on the wall by Rhian Wyn Stone.
Send us your craft stories to email@example.com with a photograph of your treasured pieces and we'll share them for you on our blog and via social media.