Craft in the Bay

A unique Victorian dockside building houses Craft in the Bay, the home of the Makers Guild in Wales. Showcasing and selling fine contemporary craft, the Gallery, in the centre of Cardiff Bay, includes a retail area, exhibition space, workshops, café and conference room. With an extensive calendar of activities the Makers Guild in Wales promotes the best of Welsh craft with a world-wide reputation for quality and creative innovation.

Located on the “Flourish” at the south end of Lloyd George Avenue the Craft in the Bay Gallery consists of the refurbished “D” Shed, a grade II listed maritime warehouse together with a modern extension. The gallery is opposite the Wales Millennium Centre and close to the iconic Welsh Assembly Building.

The listed building is used as an exhibition and craft retail area; it is sheer-glazed on two sides to provide views into the exhibition space. The extension was designed as a contrasting element and accommodates demonstration studios, meeting space, office and a café with a dramatic pointed roof projecting over an outside seating space.

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Heat Exchange 2

  • 12 September — 8 November 2015

Heat Exchange 2 has been curated by artists Beate Gegenwart and Elizabeth Turrell. Their first exhibition Heat Exchange, encouraged and inspired artists from Australia, Germany, UK and the USA to exchange notes and images through a mulit-author blog ( communicating process, ideas and inspirations amongst themselves and simultaneously with the wider community.

For Heat Exchange 2 Beate and Elizabeth have invited a number of new artists. 'We aim to further the notion of exchange and dialogue by fostering and atmosphere that encourages the artists to communicate more closely. For this exhibition we are allowing a greater time frame of two years, to support a more in-depth interchange and so that the exchanges between the artists might lead to new ideas and fresh inspiration.

The focus will be the continuing exploration of vitreous enamel as an exciting, progressive medium and the innovative opportunities it offers to the contemporary maker.'

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Craft in the Bay
Makers Guild in Wales
Craft in the Bay
The Flourish
Lloyd George Avenue
Vale of Glamorgan
CF10 4QH




029 2048 4611


029 2049 1136

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