Handmade at Kew

Shop contemporary craft and design at Kew Gardens.

Welcome to the fourth edition of Handmade at Kew, the international contemporary craft and design event set within the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Taking centre stage in the heart of the Gardens, this four-day event sees over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and more. Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about the ideas and processes that shape their work. Tickets include access to the whole of Kew Gardens, allowing you to enjoy its beautiful glasshouses and stunning blooms, while browsing, buying or commissioning work directly from internationally renowned craftspeople.

This year we are pleased to present a programme of talks on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October in the beautiful Nash Conservatory, within Kew Gardens.

Thursday 4 October, 11am – 12pm, Nash Conservatory
Investing in craft, and how it fits into your life – Panel discussion
Talent scout Dan Goode (Making Goode) and invited speakers discuss the reasons why you should invest in craft.

Thursday 4 October, 3 – 4pm, Nash Conservatory
The future of craft – Generation Next – Panel discussion
Hayley Banks (Design Nation), Katia Stewart (Crafts Council) and Piyush Suri (Handmade in Britain) present an exciting new generation of designer-makers and consider what the future of craft looks like. Chaired by Alex Brownless (Arts Thread)

Friday 5 October, 11am – 12pm, Nash Conservatory
Craft in conflict
Edmond Le Brun and Flore de Taise, co-founders of social enterprise ISHKAR, discuss craft and design in war torn countries; the traditions, influences and opportunities.

Friday 5 October, 3 – 4pm, Nash Conservatory
Sustainable living and craft – Panel discussion
Artists and invited speakers discuss contemporary craft in relation to sustainability.

All talks are included in your Handmade at Kew ticket entry. Please allow time to exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Handmade at Kew marquee before the talk begins. Seats are unreserved and will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Handmade at Kew tickets include FREE ENTRY to the Gardens and the talks taking place on the day of your ticket. Save with advance ticket prices and book tickets online NOW through SEE Tickets.

For all enquiries about taking part in the event, please email gemma@handmadeinbritain.co.uk.

Date & Location

4 - 7 October 2018

10am – 6pm daily

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB


We are now accepting applications for Handmade at Kew 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 29 June 2018, 6pm.

Please read the information below before completing your application.


Please read the relevant application pack as the pack contains stand sizes, prices and all the information you need about exhibiting.
You can view/download the application pack for Handmade at Kew 2018 below:


Please note that there is an application fee of £20. We have many applicants for each show and this is necessary in order to assess everyone fairly. You only need to pay the application fee once, even if you are applying for multiple events.


All applications must be accompanied by a signed exhibition space contract. This can either be posted to: Handmade in Britain, Studio 10, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG or emailed to: events@handmadeinbritain.co.uk.

The exhibition space contracts for each show can be downloaded here:

Application Form

Publicity & Promotion*

25-30 words to describe your work & practice (in third person). This information will be used for all publicity and promotional purposes if your application is successful.

Part 2: Image Details

Your Images (1MB MAX for each image or your form will NOT be sent!!) - Selecting and submitting 4 professional images of your recent work, please include the information below for each. Please also upload one image as an example of your past stand display.

Tickets prices:
Advance – £17 / On the door – £19 (includes entry to the Gardens)

Friends of Kew tickets:
Advance – £3 / On the door – £4

Advance tickets are available here.

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