Exhibition explores innovation in crafts down the ages

An exhibition at Skipton Town Hall brings together contemporary crafts by talented makers alongside our Craven Museum’s own objects, which delve into the rich tapestry of crafts throughout the ages.

From early jewellery created by our Bronze Age ancestors to cutting-edge creations by today’s artisans, Contemporary Craft: Threads of Tradition explores the enduring and evolving spirit of craft.

This exhibition at the North Yorkshire Council-run venue highlights ceramics, woodworking, textiles, metalworking and jewellery.

The museum objects spotlight crafting through the ages, offering insights into how people used their skills to create functional and artistic objects. From ancient pottery to mid-century woodwork, these objects tell stories of innovation and tradition.

Artists and makers continue to push the boundaries of creativity. Mirroring the types of craft exhibited from our museum collection, the contemporary work on display celebrates the diversity of talents and materials used by today’s artists. From intricate sculpture to sustainable textiles, the exhibition explores the fusion of tradition and innovation.

The work displayed is by contemporary makers living and working in Yorkshire.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, until Saturday, December 23. Admission is free.