The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft & Design
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The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary international craft and design.

The venue hosts a range of internationally significant makers, designers and artists across four gallery spaces.

NCCD also has a retail space with a range of gifts from over 30 makers and a wonderful Riverside Café serving drinks and light bites.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

Daily from 10.00-5.00pm. Except Bank Holidays: Closing at 4pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Admission charges

Admission free

We do not have a permanent collection providing instead, a seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions ranging from international to innovative new work created by local and regional artists and shown across our four diverse gallery spaces.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Broken and reconstructed pottery

Syann Van Niftrik: Dropped

  • 18 March — 14 May 2017 *on now

‘Dropped’ is the result of a time based collaboration between Syann Van Niftrik, a filmmaker, a potter and an archaeologist. The potter makes two bowls, one is dramatically broken and reassembled by the archaeologist. The potter and the archaeologist are filmed, speaking about their thoughts as they work. The words from the film are then written on the pristine and reconstructed pots.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#syann-van-niftrik-dropped

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Exhibition 'What Do I Need To Make It OK?'

  • 18 March — 14 May 2017 *on now

This touring exhibition, curated by Liz Cooper, includes specially commissioned work using stitch and other media to explore damage and repair, disease and medicine, and healing and restoration to landscapes, bodies, minds and objects.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England and the International Textile Research Centre of the University for the Creative Arts, with additional support from Canada Council for the Arts and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free, everyone welcome

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#what-do-i-need-to-do-to-make-it-ok

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Printers Inc.

  • 14 May 2017 10am-4pm

Our intaglio print group meets at NCCD to explore printing techniques and to develop new work for a range of exhibitions and projects.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 18+

Admission

Fees apply - everybody welcome
18yrs+

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#printers-inc

Life Drawing

Life Drawing with Martyn Blundell

  • 6 May 2017 10am-3pm

We welcome experienced tutor Martyn Blundell for another season of monthly life drawing classes. Expect to learn something new, gain confidence in your ability and build your drawing toolkit in these tutored sessions.

£30pp each session, basic materials included.
Age 16yrs+

Please Book:

+44 (0)1529 308710
info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£30pp each session, basic materials included.
Age 16yrs+

Please Book:

+44 (0)1529 308710
info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/?s=life+drawing#life-drawing

Designer/Maker Portfolio Reviews

  • 8 May 2017

Book a 45 minute one-to-one session with our resident craft and design experts from Design Factory.

Free, 18yrs+

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free, please book.
18yrs+

Silversmithing Saturdays

  • 6 May 2017 10am-4pm
  • 13 May 2017 10am-4pm

Local jeweller Andrew Poole introduces the basics of Silversmithing in his popular workshops. Participants will learn soldering, sawing, hammering, joining, polishing and finishing and have the opportunity to work on their own projects.

Feel free to attend just one or all Saturdays.

£35pp per session, basic materials included.
Please book.
18yrs+

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Feel free to attend just one or all Saturdays.

£35pp per session, basic materials included.
Please book.
18yrs+

Darned socks

‘Mending’ workshop with artist Celia Pym

  • 29 April 2017 11am-4pm

The aim of the workshop is to examine your own clothes that have holes and figure how they got the damage and then to work out how you want to repair them.

Led by exhibiting artist Celia Pym, you will practice and learn mending techniques, developing skills in woven and ‘knitted’ darning and patching. Starting with warm up drawing exercises and a tour of What Do I Need To Do To Make It Ok? It promises to be a rich day with the rare opportunity to work in NCCD’s main gallery during exhibition changeover so we will be able to respond to and enjoy the space.

Please bring along as many damaged garments as you like to discuss and mend and any favourite yarns or fabrics. A supply of yarns, tools for repair, and drawing materials will be provided.

No previous darning, drawing, knitting, needle based experience is necessary.



Mending will be led by Celia Pym, exhibiting artist in What Do I Need To Do To Make It Ok? Roof Gallery 18th Mar – 14th May 2017.

www.celiapym.com

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£35pp
16yrs+
Please book
+44 (0)1529 308710
info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/whatson/#mending-workshop-with-celia-pym

Shop Demonstration: Kate Bajic

  • 13 May 2017 1-4pm

Drawing on interests in both natural form and science, Kate focuses on lichen as the main theme to her new collection. She will be demonstrating jewellery making techniques.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, everyone welcome

shiftWorks by Seam Collective

Make a shift dress in a day with Julie Heaton

  • 15 July 2017 10am-4pm

Interested in making your own clothes or want to learn how to follow a pattern? In this fast paced one day workshop you will make your very own swinging shift dress! Bring your own fabric and sewing machine (if you have one). Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

£55pp, 14yrs +

Admission

£55pp, 14yrs+

Website

http://www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk/

The National Centre for Craft and Design
Navigation Wharf
Carre Street
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7TW
England

Website

www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

E-mail

info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

Telephone

01529 308710

Fax

01529 308711

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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