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

25 Sep 2018 · Society News

Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society welcomes Fabrizia Bazzo MSDC (Glass) and Henrietta MacPhee LSDC (Ceramics).

Sumi Perera Paper Manipulation at RA

25 Sep 2018 · Member News

Sumi Perera FSDC will be running a course on paper manipulation and 3D assemblage at the Royal Academy (March 16-17th 2019) to make a site-specific work for their 250th Anniversary in the new Clore Leaning centre.

In July 2018 the Society of Designer Craftsmen celebrated its 130th year of exhibiting its members work. Our annual exhibition was held at Chelsea College of Arts, London and we commissioned Layton Thompson to record video highlights of The Cookhouse Gallery, The Triangle Gallery and our famous Shop within the Show. You can watch our video by clicking below.

World of Threads Festival, Canada 2018

29 Jul 2018 · Member News

Sarah Waters LSDC has been selected to exhibit her work at the World Festival of Threads in Toronto, Canada later this year. Her solo gallery will include her Felt Monoliths made mostly from local British wool and shortlisted from thousands of worldwide entries.

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.

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