UK Craft

UK Craft

Craft makers contribute to economic growth in sectors such as manufacturing, retail and hospitality, driving innovation in products and processes through their materials knowledge. 

Craft: Why the UK? Craft: Why the UK?

UK craft makers are renowned for their innovation.

News: Craft responds to Govt consultation News: Craft responds to Govt consultation

Read the Crafts Council recommendations for the UK's future industrial strategy.  

Sector overview Sector overview

Some key data and characteristics of the UK craft sector.

Craft: Contacts Craft: Contacts

Need to know more about the UK crafts scene? Try these contacts as your first port of call.

Craft Case: Collect 2018 Craft Case: Collect 2018

Collect brings together 40 galleries from four continents.

Craft Case: Matt Smith Crafts Case: Matt Smith

Ceramicist and curator Matt Smith has gained wider recognition after a successful Collect 2018 and a well-received exhibition.

Craft: Case Studies Craft: Case Studies

Examples that illustrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary craft in the UK.

Craft: Video - interview Craft: Video - interview

There is growing interest - both overseas and in the UK - in the values and practice of making. Hear about the trends driving this growth.

Showreel Video: Craft - Gold Showreel Video: Craft - Gold

This film features Jacqueline Mina - a goldsmith who makes stunning jewellery using traditional techniques in unorthodox ways.

Showreel Video: Discover Craft event Showreel Video: Discover Craft event

DISCOVER showcased the work of some of the UK’s brightest contemporary craft talent.