Showcase of British craftsmanship

Prilly Lewis, Lambswool Cushions, from Handmade for Christmas at Millennium Gallery. Photo by Yeshen
Prilly Lewis, Lambswool Cushions, from Handmade for Christmas at Millennium Gallery. Photo by Yeshen

That seasonal favourite, Handmade for Christmas, is back at the Millennium Gallery bringing together work from more than 70 of the UK’s most talented artisan makers to offer an alternative source of Christmas gift ideas.

It also functions as a showcase of original British jewellery, accessories, homeware, textiles and ceramics.

Among the diverse range of work available is jewellery by Circle & Dash and BMB Jewellery, woodwork from Humblewood and William Firth Woodcraft and ceramics from Rose Dickenson.

Handmade for Christmas will also feature glassware by Abundant Glass and Verity Pulford, and textiles and accessories by Cottonarts, Grace & Favour Home, Ann Charlish Studios and many more.

This year’s show also shines a spotlight on some of Sheffield’s own talented maker community, from glassware and textiles to jewellery and ceramics.

Pottery West design and craft small-batch wheel-thrown ceramic homeware with an emphasis on simple, ergonomic forms and tactile functional glazes.

Based in a studio in Sheffield’s Persistence Works, they create pieces which are beautiful, affordable and useful.

Miriam Griffiths Knitwear is a fashion forward design business inspired by traditional textiles and street fashion. Miriam makes luxury knitted clothing and accessories in her studio in Sheffield, using locally sourced and natural materials. She studied at London College of Fashion and returned to the city to start her business in 2013.

Janet Leitch is a silver jewellery maker based in Sheffield. Janet previously worked as a teacher for 30 years, and now works from a studio at home, creating beautiful textured bespoke jewellery which she sells at local fairs and art shows.

Income generated continues to support Museums Sheffield’s work

Handmade for Christmas is open now in the Design Gallery of the Millennium Gallery and continues until Sunday, January 14.