3rd October 2017

KIN+ILK are proud sponsors of Wales’ largest contemporary craft fair, Made by Hand 2017.

Made by Hand 2017 will take place from the 3rd to 5th November at the historic and prestigious City Hall, Cardiff for the fourth year running.

This truly special event brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-wining makers from all over Wales and the UK, selling directly to the public. 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.

Made by Hand 2017 will see the return of the event’s own popular ‘Pottery Showdown’, which will feature the 2017 finalists from the BBC’s hit TV show, ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’.

Visitors to the event will be able to meet Clover Lee, Richard Parker and more throughout the weekend, buy the ceramics they make and challenge them in the Showdown. Internationally respected potter Kevin Millward is guest judge and challenge setter for the Showdown, which is presented in association with Potclays.

Made by Hand welcomes children and adults of all ages 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.

Make it in Wales and Learn Cardiff offer a range of workshops exploring a range of materials and techniques. Korean born and Cardiff based potter, Jin Eui Kim, will be giving a masterclass making his incredible precise, monochrome pots. There will also be a range of makers demonstrating their craft. Wood work, basket making, pottery, jewellery, leather work and textile techniques will all be explained.

Made by Hand is part of a portfolio of events organised by Sarah James and Nina Fox. Sarah and Nina also organise the multi-award winning Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey and the recently announced Made by Hand, Cheltenham. The Contemporary Craft Festival was launched in 2004 and has established itself as one of the leading craft events for buying contemporary craft.

Sarah James says: “Made by Hand has become synonymous with quality and the unique. Meeting the makers behind the work is one of the main reasons why so many people come to the event. I particularly love our programme of workshops and demonstrations and this really bring craft skills and making to life, which is an important part of what we do”.

For information, including details of exhibitors visit

Made by Hand, City Hall, Cardiff, takes place from 3rd to 5th November 2017

Open Friday & Saturday 10-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm

Adult daily ticket £7, concession £6

Adult Super Saver Weekend Ticket £13, concessions £11 Accompanied Children Under 14 FREE Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 children aged 15 – 18) £21

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