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Carved Form by Ashraf Hanna who will host a ceramic workshop at Made by Hand 2015 'Carved Form' by Ashraf Hanna who will host a ceramic workshop at Made by Hand 2015

After a highly successful Made by Hand in 2014, Wales largest contemporary craft festival is coming back to Cardiff for a second year.

Spread across three days in the heart of the city, at the historic City Hall, Made by Hand brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-wining makers from all over Wales and the UK. The highly skilled collection includes jewellery makers, potters, furniture makers, textile artists, glassmakers and many more, all selling their finely made products directly to the public.

The fair welcomes children and adults of all ages to come along and try their hand at a wide range of exciting craft activities and watch a number of different craft demonstrations and masterclasses by some of the UK s most prestigious makers, including ceramic artist Ashraf Hanna.

Made by Hand Director Sarah James says:I m very excited to be bringing Made by Hand back to Cardiff and back to City Hall we had such a great time here last year! It gives 135 exceptional makers a fantastic opportunity to grow their businesses in a beautiful city and I m confident that this will be the ultimate shopping experience for all ages and a magnificent day out .

Made by Hand will also be a host venue for the 2015 International Design and Make Challenge, presented by Cambrian Mountain Wool. The Challenge will give designers the opportunity to work with 100% Cambrian Mountain wool from the heart of Wales. 128 designers submitted their designs and the 35 designers accepted the challenge. An exhibition, workshops and demonstrations on the versatility of wool will be on display at Made by Hand.

The Made by Hand Caf will also be back, this year presented by the award-winning Pembrokeshire Seafood Company. The Caf provides the perfect opportunity to rest and refuel during each day, and will serve a range of great locally sourced and delicious food and drink. There will also be plenty of live music for shoppers to enjoy over the three days.

Made by Hand runs from 30 October - 1 November 2015 across the City of Cardiff