News Archives 2023

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 2023

People's Choice Prize

27 Nov 2023 · Member News

Each year the Society gives the ‘People’s Choice Prize’ to a member taking part in their annual exhibition. This year the prize was awarded to fused glass artist Nancy Goodens (LSDC).

Society announces new Honorary Fellowship

23 Nov 2023 · Society News

The Society has conferred Honorary Fellowship to Carol Naylor.

Society announces Executive Director

13 Nov 2023 · Press Releases

Jenny Starr has been announced as Executive Director of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. The role of Executive Director is a newly created position, with Jenny being the very first to take up this important new role.

The Alan Peters Furniture Award 2024

11 Nov 2023 · Member News

An annual award celebrating the legacy of the late Alan Peters OBE, 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. Applications are now open and the entry deadline is 31st July 2024.

Gane Trust Award for Excellence

08 Nov 2023 · Member News

Each year the Gane Trust gives an Award for Excellence to a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen taking part in their annual exhibition. This year the prize was awarded to textile artist Marian Jazmik (MSDC).

The Poseidon Loving Cup

20 Oct 2023 · Member News

A unique hand raised silver and gilt 'Poseidon Loving Cup' inset with gems and pearls. Handcrafted by Steve Wager FSDC, marked for Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee and the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.

We're Looking for a New Treasurer

30 Sep 2023 · Society News

We are now seeking a skilled, articulate and committed individual to work alongside the Board of Trustees to consolidate on the excellent work undertaken so far, and alongside other trustees, help take the charity to the next level.

We’re bringing an exhibition of exquisite designer craft to Oxmarket Contemporary, Chichester.

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