A Symposium: Why Craft Matters
Friday 17th May, 10.00 – 4.00pm Price: £45/ £30 for members/ £20 concessions* (including VAT) *with student card/ unemployed Expert speakers, industry professionals and makers..
Introduction to Blacksmithing with Leszek Sikon (AM)
Saturday 8 June 2019 10.15am-1.15pm // Visit Harewood this June for an exclusive opportunity to work with artisan blacksmith Leszek Sikon for an introduction to..
Introduction to Blacksmithing with Leszek Sikon (PM)
Saturday 8 June 2019 1.45-4.45pm // Visit Harewood this June for an exclusive opportunity to work with artisan blacksmith Leszek Sikon for an introduction to..
Useful/Beautiful Twilight Tour (18 July)
Thursday 18 July 2019 6.30–8.30pm // Join us for an exclusive out of hours tour of Harewood’s ground breaking new exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters,..
Useful/Beautiful Twilight Tour (13 June)
Thursday 13 June 2019 6.30–8.30pm // Join us for an exclusive out of hours tour of Harewood’s ground breaking new exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters,..
Creative Play: Unlimited Source of New Ideas With Juli Bolaños-Durman
Sunday 21 July 2019 11am-4pm // Join artist Juli Bolaños-Durman for an innovative and creative day, exploring how ‘play’ can encourage the creative process, tackling..
Cast Glass Jewellery with Effie Burns
Sunday 14 July 2019 11am–4pm // Join artist Effie Burns for an intimate workshop to learn the craft of cast glass jewellery making. This workshop..
Who? Lena Peters What? Ceramics Where? Sheffield/London Clay is a material which has been with us since the dawn of time. It functions not just..
Who? Simon Hasan What? Leather Where? London Simon Hasan designs furniture and accessories using leather. He resurrected a medieval technique of boiling leather, Cuir bouilli,..
Freed of London
Who? Freed of London What? Dance Shoes Where? London Created in the West End of London in the 1920s, Freed of London was founded by..
Who? Yinka Ilori What? Furniture designer Where? London Yinka Ilori is a London-based designer, who specialises in giving broken and discarded furniture a new life…
Who? Anna Barlow What? Ceramics Where? London Fascinated by food and the rituals around it, Anna Barlow creates visually arresting ceramics of ice creams and..
Who? Michael May What? Blacksmith Where? Sheffield, Yorkshire The author Chaucer wrote about Sheffield as a place ‘that knives came from’ as far back as..
Jenny King Embroidery
Who? Jenny King What? Irish embroidery Where? Brighton Embroidery is widely used in fashion, from high street to couture, a timeless trend that returns again..
Who? Faye Toogood What? Furniture, objects and fashion Where? London Designer Faye Toogood is renowned for her poetic approach to material, form and process. Faye..
Who? Max Lamb What? Designer Where? London A childhood spent in the wild landscape of Cornwall ignited Max Lamb’s fascination with natural materials and processes. ..
Who? Andy Singleton What? Paper artist and illustrator Where? Wakefield, Yorkshire Yorkshire born and bred, Andy Singleton began his artistic career on the doorstep of..
Who? Anthony Burrill What? Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Who? Isle of Oxney, Kent Graphic artist Anthony Burrill’s bold slogan prints are collected across the..
Who? Reiko Kaneko What? Ceramics Where? Stoke-on-Trent Reiko Kaneko was born and raised in Japan, and the cultural heritage of her upbringing plays a formative..
Who? Hilary Burns What? Basket weaver Where? Devon Basket weaving is an integral part of Hilary’s life, having trained as a fabric weaver before moving..
Who? Jahday Ford What? Glass Artist Where? Manchester A recent graduate from the Manchester School of Art, Bermuda-born Jahday brings an contemporary approach to the..
Who? Fox Umbrellas What? Hand-crafted umbrellas Where? Croydon, London No rainy-day scene is complete without the vision of a sea of umbrellas generating shelter for..
Visitor Information and Booking Details
Booking your day at Harewood is quick and easy. Become a Member and enjoy Free entry along with other benefits. And to make your day..
With 26 exhibitors to explore across the State Floor and Below Stairs, here’s a low down of everything that is appearing as part of the..
Meet Hugo Macdonald, curator
Hugo Macdonald, curator of Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, grew up in a small, remote hotel on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. He worked at..
Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters
We are surrounded by the word craft today – whether on food packaging in supermarkets or luxury brands, galleries to gift shops to hobbies at..