Free weekend of demonstrations and talks – and hands-on activities for children and adults – showcasing Sheffield amazing professional craftsmanship skills. See how stone carvers, textile artists, metal-workers, wood-workers, scissor-makers, ceramicists and jewellers make a good livelihood. Find out how they got there.
You’re never too young to start! See how Arbourthorne primary school embeds creativity throughout its learning. And students at Sheffield Hallam University’s Institute of Arts show their work to demonstrate that Sheffield is the place to learn traditional and contemporary making and craftsmanship skills.
Drop in any time.
There are also special events you can just turn up to:
SAT 12noon – 1pm How Did I Get Here? Professional Sheffield craftspeople tell you their – often unexpected – paths to becoming makers.
SAT 2-3pm Digital creation and Craftsmanship Makers working with traditional and contemporary materials talk about the impact digital technology has had on their craft.
SUN 1-2pm Time-Banking Taster Workshop Sheffield Creative Guild demonstrates the benefits of becoming a member, including how time-banking works.
SUN 1.30-3pm Ruskin, Craftsmanship and Poetry Ruskin saw poetry as craftsmanship in words. Professional poetry readings and screenings, and discussion.
Part of Ruskin in Sheffield 2016 and Sheffield Hallam University’s Catalyst Festival of Creativity.
“the energy of…good craftsmanship and work of the fingers joined with good emotion and work of the heart.” John Ruskin