Ruthin Craft Centre first opened its doors in 1982 but began its rapid and internationally recognised rise to become one of Britain’s most outstanding centres for the applied arts from 1992, when Director Philip Hughes MBE and Deputy Director Jane Gerrard took the reins. Since then it has become one of the largest publicly funded applied arts venues in the UK after it’s re-build in 2008; now housing three stunning galleries, large retail space, education and courtyard studios. It runs a hugely important programme of exhibitions of craft from Wales, the UK and beyond and has an educational and engagement programme for all ages that is central to its activities. When showing outside Wales at events such as Collect its focus is on representing exceptional work made in Wales. Here we see a selection of the very best of that Welsh creativity in ceramics, textiles, metal and glass. Ruthin is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, as part of its Arts Portfolio Wales, Denbighshire Leisure Ltd and via project grants from Trusts and various organisations plus via direct sales of craft work.

Ruthin Craft Centre website