Craft makers contribute to economic growth in sectors such as manufacturing, retail and hospitality, driving innovation in products and processes through their materials knowledge.
London Crafts Week 2019 has more than 240 events covering artisanal workmanship and making.
UK craft makers are renowned for their innovation.
Some key data and characteristics of the UK craft sector.
Need to know more about the UK crafts scene? Try these contacts as your first port of call.
Examples that illustrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary craft in the UK. (Image: Free Spirit, Yulia Brodskaya. Artist's own.)
Video clips from the crafts sector