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Four MSDC members awarded full Fellowship of the Society

18 Jul 2018 · Society News

Hugh Miller (Furniture), Sarah Perry (Ceramics), Joey Richardson (Wood) and Cathryn Shilling (Glass) have been awarded the Society’s highest honour of Fellowship of the Society at Designer Crafts 2018. Members are proposed and judged by Fellows on the Society’s council and can be awarded Fellowship for commitment to Craft, promotion of the Crafts and/or the standard of their work.

LSDC members awarded full MSDC membership

18 Jul 2018 · Society News

Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society wishes to congratulate Kuniko Maeda, Diana McKinnon, Naomi Beevers and Geraldine Festenstein on being awarded full membership of the Society and conferred MSDC status.

John Weiss is pleased to announce that this year's Pollie Weiss Prize, awarded to a new Licentiate exhibiting in the Society's annual show for the use of colour in textiles, goes to Linda Lideka.

SDC 2018 prize for excellence in the work of a Licentitate winners announced

15 Jul 2018 · Society News

Jewellery designers Christine Johnson & Jessica Noble have been jointly awarded this year’s SDC prize for excellence in the work of a Licentitate at Designer Crafts 2018. This award automatically confers full membership to the recipients.

Designer Crafts 2018 featured in Evening Standard

12 Jul 2018 · Society News

Barbara Chandler of the Evening Standard has highlighted the SDC’s Designer Crafts 2018 event as one of five best design events happening in London in July. The exhibition and shop within the show are currently open daily from 10 - 5 pm and will end on Saturday 21st July.

Surrey Artists' Open Studios - SDC members Joe Szabo (MSDC) & Stephanie Wright (MSDC) have been shortlisted for Surrey Artist of the Year shortlisted, with an exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham starting in September.

Fundraising for a Sustainable Future

07 Jul 2018 · Society News

In our 130 year the Society of Designer Craftsmen is excited to be working with Elliot Payne Architects to ensure th Society continues to be the success it is today. To help secure our future, we are currently fundraising to refurbish our headquarters in London's vibrant Shoreditch to provide a members gallery for public exhibitions and creative spaces where members can meet clients and take part in workshops. If you wish to support us in this venture please contact chair@societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk.

250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

04 Jul 2018 · Member News

Julie Heaton LSDC has had her free machine embroidered drawing selected for this year's Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. The piece, entitled 'The Bristol 2 Litre Engine', can be found hanging in Grayson Perry's yellow gallery. The RA show continues until 20th August.

LSDC members awarded full MSDC membership

26 Jun 2018 · Society News

The Society would like to congratulate Ticia Lever & Mary Gray who have been awarded MSDC status based on the quality of their craftsmanship within Stitched & Constructed Textiles.

Apply now for Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Grants

25 Jun 2018 · Society News

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for travel grants for change-makers. Many of our members have been previously accepted into the Churchill Fellowship and we would encourage our members to look at these potentially life-changing grants. Deadline 16 September 2018 for travel in 2019.

Sam Fanaroff FSDC awarded British Empire Medal

10 Jun 2018 · Member News

Sam Fanaroff, SDC Fellow and founder of the Sussex Guild of Craftsmen, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for his services to Crafts. Sam will be exhibiting alongside other Fellows, Members and Licentiates of the Society at the Designer Crafts 'Hand of the Maker' exhibition at Chelsea College of Art in July 2018.

LSDC members awarded full MSDC membership

07 Jun 2018 · Society News

The Society would like to congratulate Sarah Martin & Janette Lazell who have been awarded MSDC status based on the quality of their craftsmanship.

New Members

03 Jun 2018 · Society News

Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society welcomes weaver Margaret Jones MSDC and stitched textile artist Julie Harper MSDC.

Designer Crafts 2018 featured in Craft & Design Magazine

30 May 2018 · Society News

The May issue of Craft & Design Magazine has a lovely feature covering the SDC's Designer Crafts - The Hand of the Maker exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts.

Press Release Designer Crafts 2018

22 May 2018 · Press Releases

View our latest press release and images

Charlotte Wilkinson wins crafts&design Best Newcomer Award

22 May 2018 · Member News

Many congratulations to SDC member Charlotte Wilkinson MSDC who has been selected as the winner of the craft&design Best Newcomer Award at the British Craft Trade Fair 2018. BCTF said "Charlotte Wilkinson's glass epitomises the exceptional craftsmen and design skills that we look for when judging our award".

Members at Collect 2018

28 Feb 2018 · Member News

Members Peter Layton FSDC, Cathryn Shilling MSDC, John Makepeace FSDC(H), Anita Carnell MSDC & Juliette Bigley MSDC took part in Collect 2018 at the Saatchi Gallery, London

New Members

16 Feb 2018 · Society News

Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society welcomes Antonello Figlia LSDC and Lindy Barletta MSDC and congratulates Lynn Baker, Silke Espinet, Edna Thearle and Dee Thomas on being upgraded to MSDC status.

LSDC members awarded full MSDC membership

01 Nov 2017 · Society News

Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society wishes to congratulate Hazel Connors, Alexandra Duncan, Samantha Harvey, Caroline Kirton, Gillian Lamey, Jane O'Brien, Elizabeth Saunders and Angela Scolding on being upgraded to MSDC status.

Sarah Waters selected for Knitting & Stitching Show

11 Oct 2017 · Member News

Sarah Waters LSDC has been selected to show her new felt exhibition ‘Stone’ at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace, London.

Members at Collect 2017

28 Feb 2017 · Member News

Members Peter Layton FSDC, Cathryn Shilling MSDC, Hugh Miller MSDC & Zoe Hillyard LSDC took part in Collect 2017 at the Saatchi Gallery, London