News Archives 2018

The society promotes and supports the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.

News from 2018

New Members

28 Nov 2018 · Society News

The Society is delighted to welcome three new members who have had their work independently assessed and have been awarded membership of the Society. Our latest members are Ben Tcharny LSDC (furniture), Liz Ramsay LSDC (woven textiles) and Shelley Morrow MSDC (Stitched & Constructed Textiles).

This original '200 Top Authors Award' book in 1993 has been updated and revamped in 2018. A unique feature of this book is the Themes section - a gallery of mouthwatering designs mostly chosen by Jeremy and including the work of Fred Baier, Katie Walker, Thomas Vaughan, Jolyon Yates, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Andrew Lawton and John Makepeace. Signed copies are available from Jeremy Broun FSDC at

New Members

22 Nov 2018 · Society News

The Society is constantly looking for and promoting the work of exciting makers in many discliplines. These year alone we have awarded membership to 15 new members who had their work independently assessed, including Deborah Timperley (Glass)who was awarded MSDC status and Emma Swinburne (Woven Textiles) who has been accepted as a new licentiate. Congratulations to you all!

Seeking our LSDC members opinions

19 Nov 2018 · Society News

The Society is inviting its LSDC members to join two focus groups, one in London and one in Manchester to discuss how our Mentoring Scheme may best serve our members. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis with £50 being paid towards expenses.

New Members

08 Nov 2018 · Society News

The Society is delighted to welcome four new members. Having submitted their work for independent assessment Anna Bingham (Ceramics), Mary Penley (Ceramics) and Egle Banyte (Jewellery) have been awarded LSDC status and Julia Desch (Fibre & Felt-making) has been accepted as a full MSDC member.

Call for New Members

24 Oct 2018 · Member News

The North Surrey group of the SDC was formed in 1993 with the aim of holding regular, local exhibitions. The present members working within their different disciplines- ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles - showcase work and present exhibitions that appeal to all. We welcome all disciplines of the SDC and are currently seeking new members. To enquire about joining please contact Anne Biss at

A new book by MSDC ceramicist Jane White entitled "Alan Caiger-Smith and the Legacy of the Aldermaston Pottery" will be available to purchase following a Book Launch, Signing and Weekend Talk on Sat 8th Dec, 2–4 pm at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. For further details about Alan Caiger-Smith FSDC and to book tickets for this exciting event please see our What's On page.

MSDC members awarded full Fellowship of the Society

25 Sep 2018 · Society News

Th Society would like to congratulate Armando Magnino (Furniture) and Dawn Thorne (Stitched & Constructed Textiles) on being awarded Fellowship for their commitment to Craft, promotion of the Crafts and for the standard of their work.

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