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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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