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.
Please click on the donate button to donate what you can. Thank you so much!
In these uncertain times ahead we just wanted to sincerely thank all of our followers, supporters, visitors and customers for continuing to support our gallery here in Leeds. Whilst we adapt as best we can to continue to bring the very best of contemporary craft to you we need you to continue to support us now more than ever in any way you can. We represent hundreds of small businesses under this small roof so every single sale made supports them and their livelihood and allows us to run the gallery and we've been doing that for the past 38 years (time flies when you're championing craft)!
What can you do to support us?
1. Buy a Gift Voucher
Did you know we sell Gift Vouchers online? You can purchase them from our website here and we'll be extending expiry dates for all Gift Vouchers bought from now on so don't worry about our usual 6 month expiry date. We can post them out to you too! You can spend them on anything in the gallery; a beautiful necklace for a special occasion, a print to cheer up your home, a lovely mug to have your morning brew in, it's completely up to you. With so many new collections coming in to the gallery every week alongside work being showcased alongside our seasonal exhibition programme you really will be spoilt for choice (one of our Gift Vouchers pictured with ceramics by Katharina Klug currently in our Stand by Me exhibition until 20th June).
2. Engage with us on social media
Keep sharing, liking and commenting on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts because that gets us noticed by more people. Whilst we have closed to the public our team will (for as long as possible) still be on the premises and will be available to answer any questions or queries. Please knock on the door (Tue-Sat 10am - 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays) or telephone 0113 378 7241 if you made a special journey to collect a purchase as staff will be happy to help. Please note that the team are adhering to a strict cleansing routine and any visitors to the centre will be asked to do the same.
3. Make a purchase
Whilst we continue to share our exhibition and general display collections with you daily on social media please remember that if you're interested in making a purchase on anything we post online then just give us a call on 0113 378 7241 (Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the post and we'll get back to you as soon as we can with further details and postage costs. We'll then send you a Paypal invoice and post the work off to you. We're also looking into setting up a temporary shop so keep your eyes peeled for that! Pictured is one of our current exhibitions Stand by Me. You can browse photographs of all of the work on display from the show here.
The Craft Centre Team wish you all the best and send you their heartfelt thanks for continuing to support us.
Hayley, Jane, Florence, Gwyn, Amy, Samantha and Becca