The Craft Centre and Design Gallery




Back in 1982 something exciting emerged in the city of Leeds, a hidden gem in the heart of the cultural quarter that supports designer makers from Yorkshire and across the UK.  Working with makers and supporting their development and creativity has enabled us to provide a unique visitor experience for a growing audience of those wishing to learn more about the skill, talent and originality behind contemporary craft.  The support of our designers, visitors and customers over these remarkable years has been crucial in the success of the Craft Centre and Design Gallery.  We hope you enjoy what the future has in store as we continue to bring you the very best in contemporary craft.

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.  Our exciting seasonal exhibition programme showcases contemporary handmade jewellery, ceramics, limited edition prints, glass, wood, textiles and works in mixed media supporting the work of British makers across the UK.  A lot of our makers are from Yorkshire too and these can be recognised in the gallery wherever there is a Yorkshire Rose symbol next to their display.

 “The Craft Centre & Design Gallery is every bit the original, unique wedge of artistic creativity that is crucial to the Leeds art scene,” The Leeds List website.

 “A rich programme of exhibitions, there is always something new to fall in love with.”  Lovely Things to do website.

 “Conveniently placed just a stone’s throw from the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery is this beautifully curated haven for craft lovers.”  Craft Finder website.

 “The Craft Centre always makes for an inspiring visit.”  Emerald Street website.

 “Another exciting exhibition programme from The Craft Centre & Design Gallery makes it a must on your things to explore in Yorkshire.”  The Yorkshire Reporter.

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