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COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

COLLECT, presented by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery, London.


Build Your Own: Tools for sharing

A FACT and Crafts Council partnership exhibition in association with Norfolk Museums Service


The First Decade Project

A Crafts Council Collection online resource and learning programme


What is Luxury?

A Crafts Council and V&A exhibition exploring ideas of luxury


An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making

Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making #FutureInMaking

Learning, Research and Policy

Parallel Practices

Parallel Practices residencies, in partnership with the Cultural Institute at King's College

Innovation, Professional and Business Development

April 2015 policy brief

April brings a flavour of the General Election and a raft of new reports

Research and Policy


A programme for established makers

Professional and Business Development

March 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

February 2015 Policy Brief

This brief picks up policy issues during February

Research and Policy

December/January 2015 Policy Brief

A tightly packed brief for the end of last year and the beginning of this one

Research and Policy

Acts of Making

6 makers, 6 moments, 14 days to discover


November 2014 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Firing Up

The Firing Up programme was developed to ‘re-fire’ dormant kilns in secondary schools


Learning Overview

The Learning and Participation team promotes life-long learning in craft throughout the UK


Craft Club

Craft Club launched in 2009 with Knit 1, Pass It On; a simple concept with a magnificent ripple


Handling Collection

The Crafts Council Handling Collection comprises over 700 objects.

Collections, Learning

October 2014 Policy Brief

This brief picks up on policy issues in October

Research and Policy

Research Documents

Research reports commisioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

August/September 2014 Policy Brief

This brief picks up on policy issues in both August and September

Research and Policy

Search the Collections


Innovation: Overview

The future is in the making…



Make:Shift is a biennial conference exploring craft and innovation

Events, Innovation


A nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops

Events, Innovation, Learning

Key advocacy messages 2014

Strengthening the craft sector

Research and Policy

Crafting Narrative: Storytelling through objects and making

Exploring how makers and designers are using objects and making to tell stories


Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft

Presenting works by makers and designers who use craft for social comment and provocation


Legacy: Two works on hope and memory

Bringing together two of the UK’s most significant ceramic artists Julian Stair and Clare


Space Craft: Architecture meets making

Makers inspired by architecture and the influence of making in architectural studios


Sign up to Researching Newsletter

Regular updates on new research and policy from the craft sector

Research and Policy

Sign up to Curating Newsletter

Regular updates for curators and craft professionals

Collections, Exhibitions

Sign up to Making Newsletter

Regular updates for makers

Professional and Business Development

Curate with Us

Collections, Exhibitions

Recent Acquisitions


How to Hire

Crafts Council exhibitions showcase contemporary craft, inspiring commissions and loaned work

Collections, Exhibitions

Research and Policy: Overview

Our research and evaluation informs our creative programming and policy advice

Exhibitions: Overview


Professional and Business Development: Overview

Professional and Business Development

Research Strategy

Our research strategy for 2012-2015 

Research and Policy

How to Borrow



Portfolio enables makers to work in collaboration with other industries

Professional and Business Development

Crafts Council Collections: Overview


Out of Print: Bookbinding & Letterpress

Graphic designer Malcolm Garrett's selection of six bookbinding and letterpress works


The Yellow Wallpaper

Artist Tom Gallant curates an exhibition inspired by gothic novella The Yellow Wallpaper


Real to Reel

Real to Reel presents makers’ films that are a final product of their practice


Bud to Bloom

Presenting work inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants 



An online gallery dedicated to exploring contemporary craft themes


Sound Matters

Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art


Added Value?

Added Value questions the value of contemporary craft within the current landscape of branding and



A programme for emerging makers

Professional and Business Development

Public Consultation Responses

Our responses to government and other national consultation documents

Research and Policy