Arts Crafts

The Art Workers Guild

Founded in 1880 and loosely associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Active members, events, craft apprenticeships, and news.

ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists)

An international fellowship of artists that fosters individuality and diversity in rug hooking.

Craft Matters

Initiative which aims to create a visual display of how much crafts matter to the people of the UK.


Showcasing contemporary craft in Scotland with a directory of makers, background information and news and events. craftscotland

The Creative Crafts Shows

Organise craft exhibitions in venues around the UK. TridentEx

David Beattie

A working printmaker, painter and sculptor working from his studio/gallery in Llandygwydd. David produces a range of finely detailed rural landscape, livestock and market character studies capturing the everyday sights and scenes of Wales.

Davina Kirkpatrick - Artist

Works in a variety of contexts: community biased public art projects, residencies in schools, commissions and exhibitions.

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Educational charity with a contemporary crafts centre on the fringes of Dartmoor. Includes information on exhibitions and a directory of guild members showing their work and how to contact them.

Ella Robinson

Mixed media artist working with both found and purchased media, she creates one-off hand crafted pieces inspired by the colours of the urban environment and the charm of the coast.

The Felted Sheep Company

Unique, hand crafted accessories from handbags to doorstops.

The Fiery Beacon Gallery

Gallery located in Cotswold town of Painswick exhibiting a range of ceramics, glass and jewellery. Changing displays focus on individual artists or themes.

The Goldsmith's Directory

Presents the UK’s finest contemporary jewellery and silver from over 300 designer-makers.

Ian Scott Kettle

Contemporary re-workings of traditional accessories for men. Ianscottkettle

The Internet Craft Fair

Details of crafters, suppliers, craft guilds, organisations and forthcoming craft events.

Jennifer Collier

Explores the 'remaking' of household objects by stitching found and recycled papers. paperjennifer

The Lion Gallery

Gallery in Leominster, Herefordshire, showing contemporary craftwork and fine art from the region. With details of current exhibitions and galleries of work.

The Making

Craft development agency that promotes high quality contemporary art, craft and design and inspires new audiences to engage with the art of making.

The Rabbit Maker

Shelly Allison creates anthropomorphic rabbits from textiles.

Rio (Really Interesting Objects Ltd)

A free quarterly lifestyle magazine about craft in Scotland; includes details of pick-up points, and the current issue online. riomagazine

Scorch's Pyrography

Uses pyrography and other craft techiques to decorate various wooden, leather and other items as a hobby, creating unique hand-crafted items, ideal as personalised gifts.

The Silver Duck

Charlotte Anne Duckworth makes treasurable pieces of cutlery and jewellery by bringing together silver and wood.

The Society of Designer Craftsmen

The largest and oldest multi-craft society in Britain. Explains their role and provides a list of members, exhibitions, details of their London gallery, articles on galleries and courses and workshop details.

Studio LW

Emma Leslie and Rhiannon Wilkey, designers and furniture makers.

Sue Smith Glass Mosaics and Art Glass Design

Creating and teaching using recycled stained glass, ceramic, china, and jewelled mosaics for the home and garden.

Susan Horth

Intricate beaded creatures and jewels inspired by the preciousness of wild things.

Susan Kinley

Combines watercut and laserjet cut glass, steel and enamels with fired photographic images, to make panels, constructions and installations, often site specific.

The Sussex Guild

A group of professional designers and makers of contemporary and traditional craftwork who live and work in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire; with details of membership, events and exhibitions, workshops, and their permanent shop.

Suzie Horan

An award winning contemporary jeweller and silversmith.

Suzie Lee Knitwear

Knitwear accessories and homeware handmade in the UK.

Tamara Gomez

Rough diamond and gem set fine jewellery.

Tania Clarke Hall

Award winning jeweller working with leather.

Teri Howes

Couture, knitted and crochet fine jewellery.

Terri Leahy

A range of children’s toys and gifts based on animal characters.

Tess Wakeling

Designer maker using paper and light.

Theo Wright

A designer and weaver inspired by mathematics and Fair Isle knitting.

Thomas von Nordheim

A craftsman, designer, lecturer and author on the art of tailoring, couture and fashion.

Tom McDowell

Using anodised aluminium, silver and a variety of different media, Tom transforms children’s drawings of animals into quirky wearable pieces.

UK Craft Fairs

Maintains a directory of craft fairs across the UK.

UK Handmade

Resource and magazine showcasing the best of British crafts. Includes busy community features and lots of inspiration.

Searchable database of craft workshops, training, and designer makers.

Ulli Kaiser

Creates contemporary beaded jewellery.

Ute Decker

Wearable sculptures describes as ‘architectural jewellery’.

Verses 4 Cards

Collection of free to use poems, verses, wishes and quotes for greeting cards, scrapbooking, speeches, and eulogies.

Vicki Ambery-Smith

Small tableware, boxes and jewellery designs based on architecture from classical Rome to contemporary structures.

Vicky Saragouda

London based jewellery and accessory designer making eco-friendly jewellery and body adornments.

Victoria Richards

Designs and produces painted and printed fabrics using traditional screen printing methods combined with less orthodox practices such as rotating screens and blurring images.

Victoria Scholes

Creates sculptures and installations in glass and mixed media.


A textile based enterprise supporting and promoting the art of textiles and hand-made tapestry weaving.

Will Odell

Creates contemporary functional objects and accessories made in hand formed silver.

Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen

Group of professional designer-makers displays galleries of their work with artist contact information, details of their shop in Hartlebury, and advice on commissioning work.

Ya Wen Chou Studio

Creates 3D objects exploring different combinations of materials and colours.

Yen Jewellery

Designer Yen Duong expresses her passion for design through jewellery.

York Glaziers Trust

Specialist stained glass conservation studio dedicated to the care and conservation of historic stained glass.

Yumiko Reynolds

Creates ‘Stitch Drawings’, which she creates using a sewing machine and surface manipulation.

Zoe Robertson

Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson is a practice based researcher at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University. _Zoe_Robertson

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