Made By Hand

Image: Claire Cawte Textiles

The organisers of Wales’ largest contemporary craft fair, Made by Hand, have announced details of this year’s event. Made by Hand 2018 will take place from 2nd to 4th November returning to the historic and prestigious City Hall, Cardiff for the fifth year running.

This truly special event brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-winning makers from all over Wales and the UK. As part of the programme of events, artist demonstrations will give visitors the chance to learn more about the inspiration, materials, making and stories behind the work that will be on sale.  The highly skilled collection includes jewellery makers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers and many more, all selling their finely made products directly to the public.

Image: Claire Cawte Textiles

Returning is the event’s very popular ‘The Pottery Throwdown’, which will feature the BBC’s show’s star’s Tom Knowles-Jackson, Clover Lee and Richard Parker. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and meet the makers, buy the ceramics they make and challenge them in the Pottery Throwdown. Cardiff based potter, Billy Adams is a guest judge and challenge setter for the Throwdown, which is presented in association with Potclays.

Children and adults of all ages are welcome to Made by Hand to come along and try their hand at a wide range of exciting craft activities and watch a number of different craft demonstrations and masterclasses by some of the UK’s most prestigious makers.

Image: The Owlery

Made by Hand is produced in association with Cardiff Council, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre,, Potclays, Make it in Wales, Kings Monkton School and Adult Learning Cardiff, Kin +Ilk and Brickworks.

Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff, takes place from 2nd to 4th November 2018. 

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