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“A hidden gem in Leeds city centre”

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery
Ranked #10 of 18 Museums in Leeds
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Owner description: The Craft Centre represents UK designer/makers within a regular changing exhibition programme showcasing jewellery, wood, glass, ceramics and limited edition prints. The Craft Centre's aim is for others to foster an appreciation of contempoary craft; the skill, originality and beautiy inherent in these unique pieces.
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“A hidden gem in Leeds city centre”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I love the Craft Design Gallery and have been a regular visitor for the last few years. It's ideal if you're looking for something a bit different and great for gifts. I've slowly built up a little collection of unique jewellery, which is often commented on and all thanks to the gallery. Prices aren't cheap but as everything is handmade, unusual and of good quality, they're fair. It's great to see somewhere championing new and established talent and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone with an eye for the creative, little bit different or quirky.

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LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review, 8 March 2013
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're really happy to have playing a part in your burgeoning unique jewellery collection and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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“MISLEADING”
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Looking for somewhere to visit on Bank Holiday Monday, we thought we would visit Leeds and go to the art gallery. Admittedly not having checked the website before, on arriving at the gallery we saw the posters outside for the gallery itself which listed daily opening times (which said nothing about being closed on Bank Holidays), alongside a poster for the craft centre which said Everyday - July to September. Returning to go into the galley and craft centre a little later, we found they weren't open at all We then saw on the craft centre door and at the bottom of the poster that it wasn't actually open over the Bank Holiday. Could see nothing to clarity about the gallery itself. On arriving home at the end of the day and checking the website we discovered that "Everyday" was the title of the exhibition. Overall very disappointing and very strange that a city gallery doesn't open on a Bank Holiday. We chose Leeds today instead of visiting Liverpool or Manchester. We know which we will go to in future.

Visited August 2012
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LeedsCraft, Manager at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, responded to this review, 1 September 2012
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent visit to Leeds.

As we are independent of the City Art Gallery we are unable to comment on their behalf. I appreciate it must have been very disappointing to find us closed after finding the City Art Gallery closed but I'd like to mention that our establishment, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery is closed Mondays throughout the year, except for November and December. We also advertised our Bank Holiday opening times well in advance both on our website and through our post and email mailing lists.

It is unfortunate in this instance that our current exhibition is titled 'Everyday' but this is simply a play on items that can be used daily.

Don't strike Leeds off just yet, it's actually a fantastic place to explore and the galleries are all well worth a visit! We'll be celebrating 30 years this Christmas so do come back and visit us then - it's going to be a dazzling exhibition of contemporary craft.
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“Great for a gift from Leeds or something a little special.”
Reviewed 8 August 2012 via mobile

A wonderful little shop to see great designer jewelry and crafts. All at a reasonable price, I am waiting to that something special for an 18th birthday gift.

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