Overview & description
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery was established in 1982 and provides a unique visitor experience for those visiting the vibrant city of Leeds. 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. Each year our lively exhibition programme comprises four diverse front of house exhibitions, alongside three inspirational print shows and three dedicated showcases highlighting materials such as ceramics, glass and wood. In addition to this we celebrate the festive season with an exciting programme of Winter exhibitions and events carefully selected to demonstrate the wealth of beautiful hand crafted pieces perfect for every stocking! The exhibition programme is augmented by an ever changing selection of designers specifically chosen to support and enrich each individual showcase.
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. Over the years we’ve supported thousands of designers from their early beginnings right through to watching them establish a successful business in their chosen craft discipline by showcasing their collections regularly. Showcasing some of the big names in the craft world over the years has established us as a centre of excellence when visitors are looking for the very best in contemporary craft and our centre can provide an invaluable resource for students and makers wanting to learn more about the world of contemporary craft.
We are a small but efficient team of five and between us we look after everything from visiting trade shows and inviting designers to display here with us, installing new exhibitions, marketing, press and publicity and of course welcoming our visitors here with a friendly Yorkshire smile.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. Extended opening hours during December. Please contact the gallery approaching Bank Holidays for revised opening hours.
Be sure to check out our exciting 2016 exhibition programme on our website www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk and follow us via social media to keep up to date with all the latest Craft Centre news.