Special Events


Lustre is one of the highest quality craft-selling events in the UK. It’s a must for the style and design conscious, and an early opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street. Getting here couldn’t be easier as we are just a short tram journey from the city centre. Free parking is also available.

During this special weekend you’ll find over 70 of the country’s finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from fine jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware. Each maker has been specially selected for the quality and uniqueness of their craft, and each one will be on hand to talk to you personally about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

As in previous years the selection includes a mix of first-time exhibitors and returning favourites.

Not to be missed is the YOUNG METEORS gallery showcasing some of the most cutting-edge work produced by recent graduates from across the UK.

New to Lustre 2016 is a gallery of makers selected by the Crafts Council to take part in its creative development programme called Hothouse. This initiative supports talented new makers at the start of their career, so expect to see some exciting new work here.

Meet this year's makers.

Everything at Lustre is on sale, and interest free loans are available thanks to the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme.