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Jeremy Broun publishing

07 Nov 2020 · Member News

Seasoned woodworking author and Society Fellow Jeremy Broun whose Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques won a ‘Top 200 Books’ award in 1993 (re-published in 2018) has recently branched out to design and publish his own hardback books.

The Alan Peters Online Furniture Award

03 Nov 2020 · Member News

An annual award celebrating the legacy of one of Britain’s most prominent furniture designer-makers of the late 20th century. It aims to encourage emerging talent in the craft of furniture design and making. Organised by Jeremy Broun, FSDC. Applications are now open and the entry deadline is 28th February 2021.

The Sunbury Gallery have selected and hung a small exhibition of pieces from the personal collection of Society Fellow Diana Springall. The work displayed can be viewed until 20 September 2020 and is a small part of the entire Collection to be housed in the new extended Embroidery Gallery. This nationally important collection of the art of contemporary embroidery has been accumulated by Diana Springall over six decades.

Adam Hussain collaborates with engineers to design, create and distribute PPE whilst on lockdown.

Call for new members: North Surrey Group of the SDC

08 Oct 2019 · 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, jewellery and textiles - showcase work and present exhibitions that appeal to all. We welcome all disciplines of the SDC and are always open to new members wishing to join. To enquire about joining please email info@northsurreysdc.co.uk

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

17 May 2019 · Member News

Glass artist, Wendy Newhofer (MSDC) is thrilled to be invited by award-winning garden designer Helen Elks-Smith to design and make a window for her RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 garden the Warner's Distillery Garden. The window is made of 12 panes of glass and the images relate to the immediate environment of the Warner's Distillery who are sponsoring the garden. Helen Elks-Smith has been a great supporter of the SDC, having previously commissioned Tori McLean (MSDC) to create textile shrouds for her award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘The City Of London Corporation Oak Processionary Moth Garden’ in 2014.

Recruiting New Members

03 Mar 2019 · Member News

We are currently recruiting new members in Ceramics • Glass • Jewellery • Metal • Furniture • Musical Instruments • Leatherwork • Basketry • Booking Binding • and other Crafts which the SDC does not currently represent

Russia 2019: Tour of the Golden Ring

19 Feb 2019 · Member News

A Tour organised and led by Christine-Ann Richards FSDC

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