Showcasing 26 of the most exciting British-based makers today, across everything from fashion and textiles to ceramics and glass, Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters is the launch exhibition of The Harewood Biennial this spring.
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The exhibition aims to challenge preconceptions, spark interest and inspire debate about the role craft can play in culture, identity and society.
Rooms across the House are brought to life by different exhibitors, from sustainable Welsh jeans company Hiut Denim to Sheffield-based knife-maker Michael May and Elle Decoration Design Award New Designer winner Yinka Ilori.
Discover three new site-specific commissions by renowned British designers Anthony Burrill, Max Lamb and Faye Toogood, and there's a full programme of workshops and events.
With the increasing trend to get hands-on, ever fancied turning your hand to the loom, or having a go at creating fine ceramics?
We've programmed an exciting season of workshops to support Useful/Beautiful, including paper art and blacksmithing too.
Now's the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry. Follow us on social media to find out when booking opens.the best in the industry. Follow us on social media to find out when booking opens.
As part of Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, we are delighted to welcome several makers from the exhibition to deliver exciting and unusual workshops. Visit after hours and discover more on a Twilight Tour too.
Paper Sculpting with Andy Singleton
Sat 11 May
Explore the potential of paper cutting, folding and construction techniques to create your own unique sculptural forms.
Frame Weaving with Maria Sigma
Sat 18 May
An in-depth workshop that will teach you all the basics of weaving and how to turn your household waste textiles from old t-shirts to pillowcases into textile masterpieces.
Creative Play with Juli Bolaños-Durman
Sun 21 Jul
An innovative and creative day, exploring how ‘play’ can encourage the creative process, tackling ideas and their development.
Read about all our workshops coming up, and book Twilight Tours at https://harewood.org/whats-on/?event-time=current-future&event-date&event-type=useful-beautiful&events