Society of Designer Craftsmen

The Voice of Craft since 1887 promoting and supporting the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who innovate through their exploration of materials and skills.

Connect directly with individuals that create the most original & innovative craft designs in the UK

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The Alan Peters Furniture Award 2022

An annual award celebrating the legacy of one of Britain’s most prominent furniture designer-makers of the late 20th century (who was a Fellow of the Society). It aims to encourage talent in the craft of furniture design and making. Organised by Jeremy Broun, FSDC. Applications are now open and the entry deadline is 31st July 2022.

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Formed as the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887 with Walter Crane as the society's first President, the purpose was to give a voice to, and to organise exhibitions for the growing body of designer-makers.The first of these exhibitions was held at The New Gallery, Regent Street in October 1888.

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