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.
The Society is constantly looking for and promoting the work of exciting makers in many discliplines. These year alone we have awarded membership to 15 new members who had their work independently assessed, including Deborah Timperley (Glass)who was awarded MSDC status and Emma Swinburne (Woven Textiles) who has been accepted as a new licentiate. Congratulations to you all!
The Society is inviting its LSDC members to join two focus groups, one in London and one in Manchester to discuss how our Mentoring Scheme may best serve our members. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis with £50 being paid towards expenses.
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.
MSDC members awarded full Fellowship of the Society
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.
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.