As the weather starts to warm up, so is this season's cultural calendar. Here, we bring you some of the best craft shows to see around the UK this month.
A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture
To mark the United Nations International Year of Glass 2022, the Henry Moore Institute is celebrating the potential of glass as a sculptural material. Look out for work by luminaries such as Luke Jerram, Hew Locke, Mona Hatoum and Elliot Walker, who we profiled in the March/April issue of Crafts.
Until 5 June at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Yukihiro Akama: Ki no ie
Originally trained as an architect in Japan, Yukihiro Akama now creates buildings in miniature in his Huddersfield workshop, transforming wooden offcuts from native British trees into tiny intricate homes. These pint-sized pieces are now on show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Until 29 May at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
The Show Windows: Reflections
As part of Coventry City of Culture, shop and café windows in the City Arcade are being used as display cases for art. Coffee Tots café will host treasures from the Crafts Council Collection that reflect on womanhood.
1 March-1 April at Coffee Tots, Coventry
Scratching the Surface
Fernando Casasempere has created ceramic sculptures for the ancient Roman temple of Mithras, an archeological site beneath Bloomberg Space in London. ‘My sculptures work with the idea of the earth’s layers,’ the artist told Crafts magazine in an interview about this commission. ‘The layer of fertile soil is actually very thin, and often when we think we are going deep we are actually just scratching the surface.’
Until 22 July at Bloomberg Space, London