Makers Guild Wales

Manager at The Makers Guild in Wales

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The Makers Guild in Wales is a national applied art and craft membership organisation based in Cardiff, Wales. The organisation exists to engage and inspire audiences as a centre of excellence for Craft and Applied Art, and to champion Welsh Craft Makers. Our award winning gallery, Craft in the Bay is located on the “Flourish” in Cardiff Bay, opposite Wales Millennium Centre and close to the iconic Senedd Building. Our gallery is the regional hub for Craft and Applied Art in the Capital of Wales. Our gallery houses exhibitions of work by our membership of Welsh craft makers alongside a curated programme of the finest National and International craft and applied art. We have developed well-regarded programme of community craft workshops and community work.

The Guild became an Incorporated Charity in 2006 progressing out of the Guilds Co-operative origins when set up 1984. Our Charitable Aims and our co-operative ethos make us a unique organisation within Wales.

Our core purpose is to Inspire, Support and Celebrate.

Inspiring craft engagement - The Guild inspires engagement and learning about contemporary craft, by providing opportunities for audiences and artists to experience contemporary applied art and craft in Wales.
Supporting Welsh craft makers- The Guild is a membership organisation of Welsh craft-makers who all share in the Guilds strong co-operative ethos.
Celebrating craft excellence- Championing high quality hand-made crafts and applied art in Wales both of its members work and of invited National and International Artists and Makers.

We are fully committed to our charitable aims, namely the promotion and preservation of applied art and craft skills, by presenting craft and applied art of the highest quality for the public to view in our gallery, Craft in the Bay in the cultural heart of Cardiff Bay.

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The Makers Guild in Wales
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