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.  

Facts & Figures Facts & Figures

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.