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.
Having submitted their work for independent assessment the Society welcomes Fabrizia Bazzo MSDC (Glass) and Henrietta MacPhee LSDC (Ceramics).
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.
Four MSDC members awarded full Fellowship of the Society
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
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.
SDC 2018 prize for excellence in the work of a Licentitate winners announced
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.
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.
Designer Crafts 2018 featured in Evening Standard
Barbara Chandler of the Evening Standard has highlighted the SDC’s Designer Crafts 2018 event as one of five best design events happening in London in July. The exhibition and shop within the show are currently open daily from 10 - 5 pm and will end on Saturday 21st July.
Fundraising for a Sustainable Future
In our 130 year the Society of Designer Craftsmen is excited to be working with Elliot Payne Architects to ensure th Society continues to be the success it is today. To help secure our future, we are currently fundraising to refurbish our headquarters in London's vibrant Shoreditch to provide a members gallery for public exhibitions and creative spaces where members can meet clients and take part in workshops. If you wish to support us in this venture please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.