Crafts Council

The Crafts Council’s goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

Our goal

  • To make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft

Our aims

  • To build a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft
  • To increase and diversify the audience for contemporary craft
  • To champion high quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally

Our values

  • We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life.
  • We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft.
  • We believe that the strength of craft lies in its use of traditional and contemporary techniques, ideas and materials to make extraordinary new work.
  • We believe that the future of craft lies in nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their education.

  • Katie Kennedy

    Had a great time at #heyclay last weekend at The Hive in Shipley. Thanks to our teacher Jane

  • Patricia Maria

    Had a great time at the Hey Clay event yesterday in Leicester! Thanks to our awesome instructor Paul

  • Jane Majella

    @manufacturingcreativity supports maker communities like @CraftsCouncilUK and other similar organisations around the world which are such inspiring and useful exemplars for Vietnamese object makers. Through @manufacturingcreativity @UNESCOvietnam is supporting ways that craftspeople can self organise collaborations with local manufacturers to get access to new skills materials and audiences.

  • Samo Salamo

  • Sílvia Serra Albaladejo

  • Mette Bentzen

  • Hero Vũ

  • Harish Arumugam

  • Mohammad Daud

  • Jennifer Thomas

Contact Details

44a Pentonville Road


N1 9BY

United Kingdom

020 7806 2500

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