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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.

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.

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