Craft Festival Cardiff 2019


City Hall, Cardiff



Open to the Public


Craft Fair

Craft Festival Cardiff 

1 - 3 November 2019

City Hall, Cardiff

This will be our 5th year at City Hall, Cardiff and you can meet over 130 of the UK's finest designers makers over two floors, in the heart of Wales' capital city. As well as meeting the makers, there are workshops for all ages, craft demonstrations and the great cafe.

10 Reasons to Visit Craft Festival Cardiff

Reason #1
Craft Festival Cardiff is Wales’s largest Contemporary Craft Festival presenting over 140 of the finest, award-winning makers from all over Wales and the UK. Shop for ceramics, jewellery, textiles, furniture, leatherwork, metal and silver, woodwork, leather goods, prints and more.

Reason #2
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a journey-of-discovery from a full programme of bookable and drop-in workshops for all ages hosted by Make it in Wales, The Heritage Craft Association and Jwrnal such as weaving, needle felting and free stitch embroidery...

Reason #3
Looking for Half Term fun for all the family? Craft Festival Cardiff warmly welcomes families with children of all ages, throughout the weekend families can enjoy drop in, complementary Children's Workshops, provided by Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Accompanied children under 18 are Free.

Reason #4
Meet The Maker and explore a range of materials and techniques. Witness inspiring demonstrations that will give visitors the chance to learn more about the stories behind the work that will be on sale.

Reason #5

Rubbish Portraits by Lucie Sheridan will be bringing her unique Rubbish Portrait booth to Craft Festival Cardiff. Have your very own signed, original pen and link portrait by Lucie while you’re seated in her booth. You'll find in the Foyer as you enter Craft Festival.

Reason #6
The Red List by the Heritage Crafts Association will host makers Forme HK, to highlight Endangered Crafts, the first research of its kind to assess craft skills.

The Letterpress Collective
Letterpress Collective is Nick Hand, and Ellen Bills. Their iconic printing bicycle will be on their stand, with an Adana 8x5 press on the back. Throughout the Festival, you can print a postcard, bookmark or coaster with designs that will change throughout the show. Letterpress is a 600 year old craft, a form of relief printing using type and image...

Reason #8
Jwrnal + Craft Festival Co-Lab. Jwrnal is a platform for makers and creatives dedicated to sharing stories from makers and creatives in Wales. Founder Sarah will be bringing along a selection of products made in Wales using Welsh Wool, a series of short films for you to enjoy at your leisure as well as displaying stories from her printed Jwrnal #01. There will also be a big weave structure for everyone to participate in sponsored by Melin Tregwynt...

Reason #9
No good event is complete without great food. Craft Festival Café. Upstairs at City Hall, refuel and recharge whilst sharing conversations about the craft and makers that have caught your eye. and purchases you are taking home and how Christmas shopping has been made easy.

Reason #10
Visitors can enter the FREE Prize Draw to win a £100 voucher from


1 - 3 November 2019

Opening Hours

Friday November 1st 10am-5pm

Saturday November 2nd 10am-5pm

Sunday November 3rd 10am-4pm


City Hall, Cardiff. CF10 3NP

About the Craft Festival

Craft Festival was founded in 2003 and is a non-profit making organisation and we celebrate our 16th Year in 2019. Our first event in Bovey Tracey, has grown from around 2,000 visitors to over 10,000 since it started and has become one of the most prestigious and much loved craft events in the Europe. Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey was made possible with the award of LEADER+ funding from the European Union. We have accessed various funds over the years but we are now self-sustaining with additional support provided by working in partnership with a variety of organisations and businesses.

Craft Festival came about when a group of Bovey Tracey craft businesses joined forces and formed a non-profit making company with the aim to bring a large craft fair to Bovey Tracey. The aim of the original Fair was to showcase the very best in British craft and the create a new, sustainable and strong market place for contemporary craft but also to bring greater prosperity to the town of Bovey Tracey. The town has a long history of making and at one point up to 15 commercial potteries were running in the area. The House of Marbles, one of the founding companies is located at the former site of the Bovey Pottery which closed its doors in the mid 80's. The other founding partner was The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, a registered educational charity based in Bovey Tracey.

Craft Festival, Cardiff (formerly Made by Hand, Cardiff) was originally founded at Tredegar House in 2010. We were invited by Newport City Council to host a craft fair in the house and grounds of Tredegar House. It was moved to City Hall, Cardiff in 2014 and has received support from Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales and Visit Wales Major Event Unit funding. It is also supported by craft organisations including Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre,, Make it in Wales and Learning Cardiff.

Craft Festival, Cardiff is the largest and finest craft fair in Wales and attracts 150 makers and 4,000 visitors to Cardiff.