2021 is the Crafts Council’s 50th anniversary year. Museums, galleries and festivals across the North West, including the Bluecoat Display Centre, will celebrate the Year of Craft with events and displays throughout this year.
‘Celebrating Craft’ is a series of curated displays highlighting the diverse, emerging and established makers working in studios across the North West.
The Bluecoat Display Centre will present new displays including ceramics by Attila Olah, Emma Rodgers and Jacob Chan, glass by Verity Pulford, mixed media by Michael Brennand-Wood, metalwork by Ruth Ball and wood by Hugh Miller, with selected works available online. Many of these maker’s work will also be shown in new displays in the Craft and Design Gallery at the Walker Art Gallery and the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum throughout 2021.
Silk Scarf by Neil Bottle
Silver Pendant by Halima Cassell
'Morning' Keepsake Box by Ruth Ball
'Day' Keepsake Box by Ruth Ball