What's On

Our society events and members' exhibitions showcase the latest in contemporary design, craft and innovation.

Ongoing Events

Society Fellow, Fabrizia Bazzo, will be exhibiting her glass panel "Memories of the Sea" in the British Society of Master Glass Painters' Centenary Exhibition tour.

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Past Events

The Society's latest exhibition will showcase the best in contemporary craft from the members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen - the Voice of Craft since 1887.
(Image - Pam Schomberg FSDC)

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Tori McLean (MSDC) and Margot Eardley (MSDC) will be exhibiting their fine-art original prints at the Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester.

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Tiffany Scull will be showing a new collection of sgraffito ceramics with Cambridge Contemporary Art

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Society Fellow Fabrizia Bazzo welcomes visitors to her studio during Somerset Open Studios 2021

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The annual 'Open Studios' at Cuckoo Farm Studios returns but with an outside theme - Nicholas Rowe LSDC & Pam Schomberg FSDC participating...

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From the Society of Designer Craftsmen - the Voice of Craft since 1887

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See the work of the well-established alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation.

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Tori McLean & Margot Eardley will be exhibiting with Cowprint Artist's Group as part of an International Print Exchange of contemporary prints at God's House Tower, Southampton.

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Colchester Art Society invites you to view our Summer Online Exhibition. SDC member Nicholas Rowe will be showing his stunning Walnut grained vessel in the virtual diverse exhibition.

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Charlotte Grierson will be taking part in the Cockpit Arts Summer Festival at Deptford. We're delighted to extend a warm welcome back to the studios for our Summer Festival.

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MSDC Printmaker, Tori McLean, will be exhibiting a piece from her Kitchen Garden Collection of drypoint prints at Red House Museum.

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MSDC Printmakers Tori McLean & Margot Eardley have had their work selected by Green Door Printmaking Studio for the Derby Print Open 2021.

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Printmakers Tori McLean (MSDC) and Margot Eardley (MSDC) have had works selected for this year's Open Art Exhibition at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Allen Gallery in Alton.

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‘Out There’, a solo exhibition by Society Fellow Sue Lancaster at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh in Cumbria 28th May to 11th July 2021

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Society Member Tiffany Scull will be taking part in Dorset art weeks and opening her studio to the public for two weeks.

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Margot Eardley's print, zinc aquatint "Tulips" has been selected, highly commended, for the St Barbe Open.

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Society Members Tori McLean and Margot Eardley will be exhibiting at this wonderful exhibition of 22 printmakers.

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Open Studios in Sheffield is the largest of its kind outside London. 2021 sees artists opening throughout the month of May. Society Fellow Sue Lancaster will be opening "Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio" for the event.

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A mixed media exhibition of 29 artists celebrating spring and the beauty of flowers

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Online art sale @www.artforcure.org.uk featuring the sculptures of SDC Fellow Antonia Hockton. A dazzling exhibition of new art from over 100 national artists.

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Margot Eardley's print "Tulips" has been selected for the Cambrian open 2021

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An exhibition of collaborative craft made in response to sounds. Each artefact represents an exchange of practices, ideas, and sensory experiences.

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A Live Event! Open Studio Ceramics Sale will take place outdoors.
Takes place first weekend every month from March.

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Sarah Waters is a contemporary artist who uses sustainable local wool to show the beauty of the landscape using felt to personify the hard geological strata above and below the environment.

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The Worshipful Company of Broderers invite you to the third Broderers' Textile Lecture
By Anne Toomey, Head of Programme, Textiles, and Reader in Smart Textiles, Royal College of Art

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A Stunning Exhibition of Contemporary Art made with Paper, Stitch & Textiles

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An exciting contemporary arts & crafts exhibition by Artisans Now!

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We would like to safely welcome you to our open studio and workshop over the August bank holiday weekend.
Furniture by Edward Johnson & paintings by Natalie Dowse.

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As the UK opens up in the wake of lockdown, the Society of Designer Craftsmen is pleased to present ‘Into The Light’, a celebratory exhibition at Chichester’s historic Oxmarket Gallery, bringing together exciting work from over 30 artists working in contemporary crafts including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, silver and jewellery.

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Society member Cally Booker is participating in this online curated selling event for handmade textiles.

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13th International Textile Biennial - “Scythia” 2020

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Society member Adam Hussain will be giving a live demonstration with Handmade in Britain, from his studio in Coventry.

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Covid-19 has caused Cambridge Open Studios to close, so Open Windows is the creative alternative.

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An online exhibition of works by Society member Henrietta MacPhee (ceramics) with works on paper by Lucy Duke.

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To re-open the gallery after the lock-down period Jaggedart has invited all their gallery artists to make works on an A4 size media inspired by flowers and nature; presenting a show both on their premises and on-line.

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The 4th Exhibition of Modern Silversmithing & Jewellery promoting contemporary goldsmithing & jewellery design in order to match the fine arts.

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Tiffany Scull will be exhibiting in The Spring Collection show at The New Ashgate Gallery

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Edward Johnson (MSDC) will be exhibiting at Maison & Objet, Paris, 17th - 21st January 2020.

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Miniature throwing workshop set within a gallery space in North London.

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The annual Sussex Guild show at Midhurst Rother College, where over 50 members of the Guild will be exhibiting their work including Edward Johnson (MSDC).

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Come try your hand at making a miniature thrown pot on a mini wheel as a Christmas treat!

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A group exhibition including work by Edward Johnson (MSDC, Furniture), Fanny Peppercorn, Ann Gardner, Polly Meynell and Alan Frost at The House at Hill Lane.

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Edward Johnson (MSDC) has been working collaboratively with artist Jane Bustin to jointly produce a sculptural ‘Kissing Bench’ that will be on show as part of her solo exhibition ‘Blindspot’.

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After the successful exhibition, the Makers Art Christmas 2018, the Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group has returned to the Bourneside Gallery presenting the Makers' Art Christmas 2019, a rich, vibrant and varied exhibition including Ceramics, Textiles, and Jewellery.


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Open studio event & demos taking place on Portland Dorset

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Makers' Art 2019 - Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group

The Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group presents a rich, vibrant and varied exhibition including Ceramics, Textiles, Glass and Jewellery.
Meet the Artists: 2 - 4 pm Saturday 5th October 2019

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Come try your hand at throwing a small precious porcelain pot on a miniature wheel.

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Sarah Core Open Studios as part of Herts Visual Arts’ flagship county-wide annual event Herts Open Studios, taking place from 7th – 29th September 2019.

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The UK’s largest annual selling exhibition of contemporary, designer-maker furniture with selected work from other disciplines.
Around 300 exhibits from over 70 workshops!

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Fay De Winter (MSDC) is pleased to announce a special launch event to introduce her new mobile miniature pottery workshops.

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Surface pattern designer Tori McLean (MSDC) will be exhibiting her stitched and hand-coloured original chine-collé drypoint etchings at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens throughout July.

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SDC Furniture Maker, Ben Tcharny will be showcasing his work at New Designers One Year In

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The work of Joe Szabo (glass) and Naomi Beevers (textiles) is now available at The Wisley Gallery in the fantastic newly opened Welcome Building RHS Wisley.

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MSDC member Batool Showghi, along with other artists in Harrow, are opening their studios to public in June

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Oxfordshire Artweeks is a county wide event. As part of this celebration of art Barbara Shaw (LSDC) will be exhibiting her textile art in Thame.

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Open Studio on Saturday 4th May, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 10.30am - 5.30pm.

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An exhibition of 28 artists inspired by the natural world and the arrival of spring

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Selling exhibition showcasing both porcelain and wood fired stoneware

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Antonello Figlia's (LSDC) Optical Cuff is to be included in this this year Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council exhibition at Goldsmiths’ Hall amongst the 2019 competition winners.

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One Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

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Ctrl/Shift is a touring exhibition by the 62 Group of Textile Artists. It was developed in partnership with MAC, Birmingham and independent curator Liz Cooper. NCCD Main gallery.

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A new book by MSDC ceramicist Jane White entitled "Alan Caiger-Smith and the Legacy of the Aldermaston Pottery" will be launched at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in December, along with a book signing and weekend talk.

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The work of Haf Weighton will be showcased at a special one off event alongside two other makers at the White stuff, Cardiff for three days only. (7-9 December)

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Furniture designer-maker Edward Johnson will be showing a selection of his work as part of the Sussex Guild’s Contemporary Craft Exhibition in Midhurst on 1st and 2nd December 2018

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The North Surrey group of the SDC was formed in 1993 with the aim of holding regular exhibitions called “The Makers’ Art” to showcase work within their different disciplines.

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Furniture Makers and Society members Simon Jewell FSDC and Neal Crampton MSDC will be showing at art& York 2018.

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The Huguenot festival is currently underway in Spitalfields during the month of October 2018, Farah Qureshi MSDC will be taking part in the Huguenot Skills day.

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Renowned Design & Craft Fair taking place in the stunning Sir John Soane church.

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A one-person exhibition from Carol Naylor FSDC that showcases work from the 70s to the present day. To be held at the Knitting and Stitching Show this autumn.

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Tiffany Scull MSDC will be showing her latest sgraffito ceramics at Cambridge Contemporary Art along side Margaret Gardiner ceramics and botanical paintings from Gael Sellwood.

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Society Members Richard Shock MSDC and Antonello Figlia LSDC are exhibiting at Handmade at Kew. Taking centre stage in the heart of the Gardens, this four-day event sees over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing their work.

Richard will be showing a range of sculptural and functional turned wood pieces. Antonello will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about the ideas and processes that shape his range of bold contemporary jewellery.

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A new exhibition of contemporary bespoke furniture organised by the Furniture Makers' Company and Design Centre, Chelsea Habour featuring the work of SDC member Edward Johnson.

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An exhibition of textiles designed in response to the sounds of the Scottish landscape. Cally Booker MSDC is one of six designer makers participating in this collaborative project.

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Peter Lane, Honorary Fellow and SDC Silver Medal holder is a renowned potter, writer and teacher and is celebrating 60 years in ceramics with a retrospective of his work, examining his sources of inspiration and practice.

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Tactile Minds is a not-for-profit ceramics exhibition in support of the mental health charity Mind. 22 ceramic artists and makers have made pieces in response to their individual mental health journeys, emulating the full and unique spectrum of experience.

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Members Marshal Colman (MSDC), Fay de Winter (MSDC), Ferri Farahmandi (MSDC), Sarah Martin (MSDC) and Joy Trpkovic (FSDC) will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at a selected London Potters event in partnership with the London Design Festival at Battersea Power Station.

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Batool Showghi will be showing her new Artist's books at the London Book Art Fair 2018

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Tori McLean MSDC will be showcasing her designs at her first Hampshire Open Studios.

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A curated textiles event at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

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An annual event that brings the best of Scottish craft to Edinburgh during Festival season

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Ceramic works by Sonia Lewis MSDC viewable on the weekends of July 21/22 & 28/29

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The Hand of the Maker - Celebrating 130 years, Chelsea College of Arts
12-21st July 2018, 10am-5pm daily (10am-4pm 21st July)
Free admission, £5 Catalogue

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Stephanie Guy (Honorary Fellow) is taking part in an exhibition of sculptures at Dartington literary festival.

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Over 60 artists and craftspeople exhibiting and demonstrating.

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Richard Shock MSDC is exhibiting during Oxford Artweeks

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Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2018 at Hillier Gardens from Saturday 12th May to Sunday 14th October where Simon Burns-Cox LSDC is exhibiting his work.

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The North Surrey Group of the SDC will be exhibiting at Art Fund Prize Gallery throughout May.

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Haf Weighton MSDC is exhibiting textiles at The Saatchi Gallery Education Rooms

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Solo exhibition by Kate Haywood LSDC of intriguing ceramics at Manchester Art Gallery

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A group exhibition featuring woven textiles by Jacqueline James FSDC
Pyramid Gallery, York

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An exhibition of Textile Art by Moira Searle MSDC & Diana Mckinnon LSDC at the Show Off Gallery, Whitstable.

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Tiffany Scull LSDC will be exhibiting and selling her ceramics at Festive Open Studios, Portland.

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Ceramist Sarah Martin LSDC will be exhibiting and selling her work with Mudslingers at Walcot Street Chapel, Bath

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