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

Open daily 10am-5pm
(10am–4pm on Bank holidays)

Our café is open 10am–4pm
(10am–2pm on Bank holidays)

We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

By Car

Lincoln, Newark, Boston and Grantham are approximately a 20–30 minute drive away. The A15 and A17 routes pass directly through Sleaford linking to the A1 within 20 minutes.

Use NG34 7DW for sat navs and follow the brown signs which are displayed on all approaches to the town.

Parking

Eastgate car park is directly adjacent to the Centre and between Monday and Saturday the first hour parking is FREE, then £1.50 for 1-3 hours and £3.50 all day. On Sunday and Bank Holiday parking is FREE. Disabled parking spaces are also available.

By Train

Sleaford is approximately 2 hours from London Kings Cross, 1 hour from Nottingham and 30 minutes from Lincoln Central. NCCD is a 5 minute walk from Sleaford train station.

By Bus

National Express coaches run a service between Sleaford and London and from other major cities and towns. Sleaford is locally serviced by Centrebus and Stagecoach.

By Air

Our nearest airports are Doncaster Robin Hood International, Humberside and East Midlands which are all less than 1 hour 30 minutes by car from NCCD.

Additional info

Accessibility & Facilities
NCCD is a fully accessible building with lift access to all floors, with accessible toilets on three floors of the building. All floors of the building are also wheelchair and buggy friendly and mobility scooters are available on request.

There is a café on the ground floor of the building serving hot and cold food and drink. Baby changing facilities are also available.

If you have any specific access questions or requirements please ask a member of staff and we will endeavour to assist in any way possible. Please contact reception in advance of your visit on 01529 308 710 or email shop@nccd.org.uk

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.
Stained glass art

Art of Glass

  • 20 October 2018 — 20 January 2019 *on now

Art of Glass presents the outstanding work of leading glass artists in Britain today. Over the last 50 years, Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers.

The National Centre for Craft & Design and National Museums Scotland have worked in partnership to bring Art of Glass to fruition and to examine the diverse work of established and emerging glass artists working in Britain today.

Ft.

Griet Beyaert & Paul Miller
Heike Brachlow
Anna Dickinson
Erin Dickson
Matt Durran
Rhian Hâf
Pinkie Maclure
Geoffrey Mann
Gayle Matthias
Helen Maurer
Harry Morgan
Jeffery Sarmiento
Karlyn Sutherland
Richard Wheater
Emma Woffenden

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://nccd.org.uk/exhibitions/art-of-glass

Stained glass lantern

Glassumimass

  • 10 November 2018 — 6 January 2019 *on now

In 2010, a community group based at NCCD came together to design and create three large glass lanterns inspired by the churches along the Spires & Steeples Arts & Heritage trail between Lincoln and Sleaford.

The project name comes from the words ‘glass’, ‘illumination’ and ‘mass’ inspired by the churches which inform the artwork.

The lanterns are made using kiln formed and stained glass techniques and ironwork custom-made by blacksmith Ian Caudwell from Billinghay Forge.

Ft.

Margot Charlton
Joan Dalton
Sarah Graves
Cecelia Gray Smith
Carol Hornby
Ann Hughes
Carole Oliver
Liz Pearson
Ruth Pigott
Marion Sander
David Wing
Gillian Wing

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://nccd.org.uk/exhibitions/glassumimass

Glass vessel.

Colour & Form

  • 10 November 2018 — 6 January 2019 *on now

This exhibition features the work of some of the most innovative and exciting designer/makers working in craft and design practice today. All exhibitors are selected members of Design-Nation and produce works for trade, retail and commission.

A true celebration of colour and form, this exhibition showcases a range of techniques and features a wide variety of functional and decorative works in glass, including vessels, tableware, sculpture, lighting and jewellery. All works are for sale making this exhibition
the perfect Christmas shopping destination!

As a leading network for the support and development of craft and design practice, Design-Nation is committed to nurturing and developing emerging talent to established and internationally known artists and designers. NCCD is proud to present Design-Nation’s first dedicated selling showcase of works in glass.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://nccd.org.uk/exhibitions/clour---form

Getting there

By Car

Lincoln, Newark, Boston and Grantham are approximately a 20–30 minute drive away. The A15 and A17 routes pass directly through Sleaford linking to the A1 within 20 minutes.

Use NG34 7DW for sat navs and follow the brown signs which are displayed on all approaches to the town.

Parking

Eastgate car park is directly adjacent to the Centre and between Monday and Saturday the first hour parking is FREE, then £1.50 for 1-3 hours and £3.50 all day. On Sunday and Bank Holiday parking is FREE. Disabled parking spaces are also available.

By Train

Sleaford is approximately 2 hours from London Kings Cross, 1 hour from Nottingham and 30 minutes from Lincoln Central. NCCD is a 5 minute walk from Sleaford train station.

By Bus

National Express coaches run a service between Sleaford and London and from other major cities and towns. Sleaford is locally serviced by Centrebus and Stagecoach.

By Air

Our nearest airports are Doncaster Robin Hood International, Humberside and East Midlands which are all less than 1 hour 30 minutes by car from NCCD.

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

Website

E-mail

shop@nccd.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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