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UK Craft Organisations

The Art Workers Guild

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

Cockpit Arts

Supports and promotes talented designer-makers from all backgrounds through all stages of their career. Cockpit_Arts

Cornwall Crafts Association

Supports craftspeople in Cornwall. Includes a list of members plus exhibition information and newsletters as well as details of membership.

Crafts Council

National development agency for crafts in the UK offers a crafts directory and magazine, plus information about its crafts collection available for loan. Also showcases new craft talent from the UK. CraftsCouncilUK

The Creative Crafts Shows

Organise craft exhibitions in venues around the UK. TridentEx

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. devonguild

Essex Craft Society

Group of artists who support each other and promote high standards of design and craftsmanship in the County, includes gallery of work and news of events.

Great Northern Events NW Ltd

Not-for-profit organisation that aims to champion contemporary craft in the North, and give designer makers a platform to promote and sell their work and engage and develop new audiences of buyers and collectors.

Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers

Works to raise awareness of the legislative standards for craft soap and toiletry products, and to maintain a register of members. Includes details of membership and a listing, resources, and contacts.

Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen

Group of skilled artists and craft workers who earn a living by their craft and live or work in and around the beautiful county of Herefordshire. Gallery, members, and events.

Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)

Advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts, uniting craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds. Includes blogs, videos, map of craftspeople and upcoming events. heritage_crafts

ICHF Events

Organise craft, cake, design, textile, sewing and hobbycraft shows across the UK.

Makers Guild in Wales

Formed to bring together and promote the best of Welsh craft talent. CraftintheBay

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.

National Sugar Art Association

Presents a directory of sugar art clubs, plus a gallery of members' sugar craft work.

New British Art

An artists’ collective with a studio base in South West Wales.

Oxfordshire Craft Guild

Promotes traditional crafts with contemporary design. Details of forthcoming exhibitions and how to contact members can be found on the website.

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.

Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group

Formed in 1993 and holds regular exhibitions showing ceramics, glass, textiles and mixed media.

Society Of Revisionist Typographers

Letterpress printers and purveyors of typographic design.

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

Presents information on this guild's history, the membership process and its members' work and exhibitions.

Surrey Guild of Craftsmen

Members are selected professional craftsmen and designer makers of contemporary and traditional applied arts. SurreyGuild

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. thesussexguild

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.

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