Craft 2023

13 May 2023

ceramics | fibre | glass | metals

In May 2023 the LCB creative programme focuses on contemporary Craft with exhibitions, talks and workshops, and creative family activities.

The exhibition ‘Making It’ comprises of work from Design Nation Leicestershire, DMU Design Crafts 2nd years, and work selected from our Open Call.

Visit weekdays 9am-5pm from Mon May 15th to Fri June 2nd (+ when we’re open for events). You can also see the exhibition on social media @lcbdepot with a new artist profiled every day.


Fri May 12th, 5.30-8pm Season Launch Be the first to see new work, plus a talk from ceramicist Sue Pryke and DMU Head of School Kate Cheyne. FREE tickets via

Sat 13th, 12-4pm. Creative Family Day. Join us this month to play with clay! Make snails, paint pots, fix china + plan the next seasons plants in our garden.  Part of @cqearlies. Creative activities in venues across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter FREE. More info: 

Weds 17th, 10am-12pm Creative Coffee: Be free to create! Stories of neurodiversity in Creative Industries – free tickets here 

Sat 20th, 11-4pm at Attenborough Arts Centre, Craft & Art Fair 2023 Meet, browse and buy from 50 selected exhibitors at each fair, showcasing some of the best craft, art and artisan foods from across our region. FREE entry. More info here

Fri 26th, 2-5pm: Punch Needling Workshop with Mya Kelley. Join Making It artist Mya Kelley to learn how to punch needle or tuft and meet others interested in the craft. Tickets available here

Fri 26th, 5-10pm: Last Friday: street food, drinks, comedy, music, pop up shops and more. Advance tickets £2.20 here Part of @cqlates art, dancing, DJs, activities and alt shops in venues across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter

Thurs June, 1st 10-4pm Cane making demonstration with @kerryberryarts. Join Kerry Rowberry for a demonstration of how to make polymer clay canes that can be used as small tiles for jewellery, trinket boxes, handles and more. Pop back over the course of the day to see how the process develops. FREE

#elsewhere events on nearby soon

Fri 2 Jun – Sun 4 Jun Summer Craft Fair Contemporary 2023 at Nottingham Contemporary. FREE entry. More info here

Exhibiting Artists

Adi Ioshpe

Annette Wain

Aria Dudhia

Ayla Flint

Becca Burns Ceramics

Ben Brierley

Charlie Vinten

Chloe Hicks

Chloe Law

Conor Hall

Ella Kearsley

Emily May Scott

Emma-Jane Rule


Holly Eggleston

Holly Mai Burton

Holly White

Jade Leigh Webb

JC Middlebrook

Jodie Hatcher

Jordan Banyard

Kate May Griffiths 

Kristen Rollinson 

Leicester College Level 2 Art and Design students, 2022/23 Cohort

Liz Blyth

Maggie Williams


Moira Robinson

Mya Kelley

Phiona Richards

Rachel Morley Feltmaker and Fine Artist

Rebecca Toumazi

Rosalind Stoddart

Sally Scott

Samantha Robinson

Sarah-May Johnson

Sharyn Dunn

Speckled Grey – Ceramics by Elle Maxwell

Suzi Sinfield

*image: @conor.hall.creates @emilymayscott.designs