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Crafts Council
44a Pentonville Road
N1 9BY
Phone: +44 (0) 207 806 2500
Fax: +44 (0) 207 837 6891



Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is presented by the Crafts Council and takes place at Somerset House. 

Isobel Dennis, Collect Fair Director
Mel Spencer, Director of Delivery
Daniella Wells, Galleries Liaison
Abigail Weir, Collect Fair Officer

For general Collect enquiries please contact collect@craftscouncil.org.uk


The communications team manages the website, social media, digital presence, press and marketing of all Crafts Council activity.

Jill Read, Head of Communications
Malaika Byng, Head of Editorial
Louise Kelly, Marketing Manager
Chloe Patrickson, Marketing Officer
Francesca Glass, Digital Marketing Officer
Joana Matos, Database Manager
Maria Ingouville, Communications Coordinator

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2500
comms@craftscouncil.org.uk for general communications enquiries
media@craftscouncil.org.uk for press enquiries

Crafts Magazine

The Crafts team manages the production of the bi-monthly Crafts magazine.

Malaika Byng, Head of Editorial
Isabella Smith, Assistant Editor
Debika Ray, Interim Assistant Editor
Amelia Lawrence, Subscriptions Officer

Charlotte Hollingshead, Advertising Manager
Advertise with us
+44 (0)1395 576 829 

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2542

Crafts magazine's latest issue


The development team works to raise funds from individuals, Trusts and Foundations for Crafts Council programmes.  

Andy McGlynn, Development Director
Aysen Yilmaz, Creative Partnerships Consultant
Carolina Sansom, Development Officer

+44 (0) 207 806 2543

Support Us


The Directory is managed by several members of the Crafts Council team.

Amelia Lawrence, Subscriptions Officer

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2542

Crafts Council Directory

Exhibitions and Collections

The exhibitions and collections team develop and deliver exhibitions and showcases in partnership and manages the Crafts Council Collections.

Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and Collections
Deborah Ridley, Collections Manager
Alasdair Lawrence, Collections Documentations Officer
Sarah Turner, Exhibitions Project Curator
Ulrich Gamper, Exhibitions Project Curator
Hannah Ford, Touring and Loans Manager
Eleanor Hayes, Touring and Loans Coordinator
Maddie McCann, Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2521

Exhibitions Overview
Collections Overview


The finance team manage the finances of the Crafts Council. All invoices should be copied in to the below address.

Adele Hill-King, Finance Manager
Mary Pearce, Finance Officer
Dee Phillips, Finance Assistant

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2552


The resources team manage front-of-house and offer administration support across all Crafts Council departments.

Maxine Suich, Head of People
Suzie Jones, Gallery Manager
Sarah Dormer, Executive Assistant
Nicky Smith, Building Manager
Georgina Lyttelton, Reception & Resources Admin Assistant

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2500

reception@craftscouncil.org.uk for general enquiries
hr@craftscouncil.org.uk for HR enquiries or visit Jobs for latest vacancies


Innovation programme activity shows the value of craft in accelerating innovation through partnership projects, the conference Make:Shift and public showcases.

Alma Daskalaki, Innovation Manager
Leah Kahn, Creative Programmes Coordinator

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2500

Innovation Overview

Learning and Talent Development

The learning and talent team covers learning across all education stages to managing and delivering all the Crafts Council’s professional and business development programmes for makers.

Nicky Dewar, Head of Learning & Talent Development
Zoe Dennington, Learning and Participation Manager
Rosie Mitchell, Young People's Producer
Nick Kidd, Learning Coordinator
Rebecca Goozee, Make Your Future Project Manager (maternity cover)
Caroline Jackman,Talent Development Manager
Rosalind Price-Cousins, Talent Development Coordinator
Tanvi Kant, Talent Development Coordinator

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2529

Professional and business development Overview   

Research and Policy

The research and policy team manage commissioning of Crafts Council research and chart and disseminate policy news affecting the craft sector.

Julia Bennett, Head of Research and Policy
Leah Kahn, Creative Programmes Coordinator

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2501

Research and Policy Overview


The website is managed by the communications team. The editorial content for the website is planned and created by a cross-department team and led by the communications team and Crafts magazine editorial team.

+ 44 (0) 207 806 2500