Full Membership and Upgrade
For Upgrade from Licentiate scroll to the bottom for details and application
form. The application here is for new applicants.
We will look for the following qualities in your
- Evidence of innovation, originality and quality in your work
- Design and Craftsmanship
- A sustained body of work
Benefits of membership include:
- Opportunity to apply to exhibit at the
Society's annual Designer Crafts exhibition
- Opportunity to exhibit at the Society
Gallery in London
- A listing with a web link on the
- Regular e-bulletins and quarterly
newsletters, full of Society updates, opportunities and members'
- Access to all the Society's
- Right to attend and vote at the
Society's Annual General Meeting
- Right to use letters MSDC after name as
long as membership is retained
Method of Assessment
Membership is granted on the basis of recent work submitted to the
Membership Selection Committee which meets several times a year.
The Selection Committee consists of at least three Fellows and Members, one
of whom will work in the same field as you.
When to apply
You may submit your application at any time during the year. However results
will be sent out on 30th April and
31st October each year. (See the Application Form for full details). The
dates are not deadlines for
receipt; the assessment panel takes time and consideration over all
applications so it is advisable to submit well before the notification
Where possible applications should be submitted by email to The Membership
If you do not have facilities for electronic submission please send to:
The Membership Secretary
Society of Designer Craftsmen
24 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3DU
Please do not use
Special Delivery or Signature
Service unless we have arranged this with you as the office is not open
on a daily basis.
If your application is unsuccessful we will explain why we have not accepted
your work on this occasion.
These are due annually on 1st February. If successful you will be asked to
forward a reduced subscription for the year of your acceptance, with the full
annual subscription of £ 70 (seventy pounds) then due the following 1st
February. Subscriptions can be paid by Direct Debit, online
bank payment, or by cheque.
Download application here
Upgrade to Full Member (for current Licentiates only)
Upgrade to full Membership is granted on the basis of
recent work submitted to the
Membership Selection Committee which consists of at least three Fellows and
Members, at least one of whom will work in the same field as the applicant.
For full details of criteria, when and how to apply please see
the application form.
Download application here