Guilds and Organisations

National Organisations

British, English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish associations and societies for craft

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* ARCA Suffolk
Short residential craft courses for adults throughout the UK.
Phone: 01394 278161. See ARCA site for email contact details.
* Arts Council of England London
We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.
Phone: 0161 934 4317. See Arts Council of England site for email contact details.
* Association for Creative Industries UK (AFCI.UK) Essex
A non-for-profit association that exists to unify, develop and represent the UK industry.
Phone: 01206 364977. See Association for Creative Industries UK (AFCI.UK) site for email contact details.
* Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Kent
Administrative body for the UK Guilds - promotes the crafts and education.
Phone: 01622 678429. See Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers site for email contact details.
* Association of Woodturners of Great Britain Cambridgeshire
Promote a greater awareness nationally and internationally of the turner's art and craft.
Phone: 01223 312134 . See Association of Woodturners of Great Britain site for email contact details.
* Basketmakers' Association Gloucestershire
Promotes high standards in the practice & teaching of basketmaking, chair seating and allied crafts.
Phone: 0845 201 1936. See Basketmakers' Association site for email contact details.
* British Artist Blacksmiths Association Online
Aims to increase awareness and improve standards of Artist Blacksmith work.
See British Artist Blacksmiths Association site for email contact details.
* British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts Northamptonshire
BADFA is dedicated to developing and promoting decorative and folk arts in the UK.
Phone: 01788 869068. See British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts site for email contact details.
* British Society of Master Glass Painters Somerset
Professional body for practitioners of stained glass in Britain.
Phone: 01643 862807. See British Society of Master Glass Painters site for email contact details.
* British WoodCarvers Association Glamorgan
Promotes the art and craft of woodcarving in all its forms, locally, nationally and internationally.
Phone: 01656 786937. See British WoodCarvers Association site for email contact details.
* Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society London
Promotes the practice, appreciation and use of all forms of calligraphy and lettering arts.
See Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society site for email contact details.
* Centre for Creative Communities London
Charitable arts resource centre working in the field of cultural exchange in arts and education.
Phone: 020 7569 3005. See Centre for Creative Communities site for email contact details.
* Craftform London
Craftform is an independent organisation with the goal of creating a network of makers & galleries.
Phone: 07905 625141. See Craftform site for email contact details.
* Craftmad Online
An information site for all Craft Makers Artists and Designers.
See Craftmad site for email contact details.
* Crafts Council London
Promotes the contemporary crafts in Great Britain. Gallery in Islington, London.
Phone: 020 7278 7700. See Crafts Council site for email contact details.
* craftscotland Midlothian
The international showcase promoting the best of Scottish craft.
Phone: 0131 718 4346. See craftscotland site for email contact details.
* Decorative Arts Society London
Encourages the study and appreciation of the applied arts, architecture and interior design.
See Decorative Arts Society site for email contact details.
* Designer Bookbinders London
Maintenance and improvement of standards of designand craft in hand bookbinding.
See Designer Bookbinders site for email contact details.
* Fforwm Crefft Cymru Anglesey
A network of maker organisation in Wales. Handle national promotion and marketing projects.
Phone: 01248 712886. See Fforwm Crefft Cymru site for email contact details.
* Flowers and Plants Association London
Promotes the sales of cut flowers and indoor plants and educates and informs on same.
Phone: 020 7738 8044. See Flowers and Plants Association site for email contact details.
* Glass Beadmakers UK Online
The society for glass beadmakers.
See Glass Beadmakers UK site for email contact details.
* National Society of Master Thatchers Leicestershire
Promotes thatching and assists the thatching industry and the thatch owning public with advice.
Phone: 01530 222954. See National Society of Master Thatchers site for email contact details.
* Northern Potters' Association East Yorkshire
Encourages the development of interest in, and increases knowledge about clay.
See Northern Potters' Association site for email contact details.
* Printmakers Council London
Promotes the art of printmaking and the work of contemporary printmakers.
Phone: 07531 883250. See Printmakers Council site for email contact details.
* Quilters Domain Warwickshire
Directory of Quilting Groups & Suppliers.
Phone: 0121 709 1432. See Quilters Domain site for email contact details.
* Register of Professional Turners Surrey
Candidates are assessed for competence before being invited to join.
Phone: 01372 467692. See Register of Professional Turners site for email contact details.
* Royal British Society of Sculptors London
Promotes and advances the art of sculpture.
Phone: 0207 373 5554 . See Royal British Society of Sculptors site for email contact details.
* Royal Watercolour Society London
The oldest watercolour society in the world.
Phone: 020 7928 7521. See Royal Watercolour Society site for email contact details.
* Rural Crafts Association Surrey
Phone: 01428 682292. See Rural Crafts Association site for email contact details.
* Scottish Pottery Society Midlothian
See Scottish Pottery Society site for email contact details.
* Society of Bookbinders Online
Aims to advance and promote all aspects of bookbinding as a craft.
See Society of Bookbinders site for email contact details.
* Society of Designer Craftsmen Buckinghamshire
Promotes designer-making where innovation, originality and quality are paramount.
Phone: 01494 521895. See Society of Designer Craftsmen site for email contact details.
* Society of Ploughmen South Yorkshire
Phone: 01302 852469. See Society of Ploughmen site for email contact details.
* Society of Scribes and Illuminators London
Perpetuates a tradition of craftsmanship in the production of manuscript books and documents.
See Society of Scribes and Illuminators site for email contact details.
* Studiopottery.co.uk Online
Contemporary ceramics information site.
See Studiopottery.co.uk site for email contact details.
* The Art Workers Guild London
Networking Society.
Phone: 0207 713 0966. See The Art Workers Guild site for email contact details.
* The Association of Illustrators London
Advances and protects illustrators' rights and encourages professional standards.
Phone: 020 7613 4328. See The Association of Illustrators site for email contact details.
* The Bead Society of Great Britain Cambridgeshire
For those interested in beads ancient & modern, the techniques of making them & their applications.
See The Bead Society of Great Britain site for email contact details.
* The Goldsmiths' Company London
Promoting excellence in the design and craftsmanship of silver and precious metal jewellery.
Phone: 020 7606 7010. See The Goldsmiths' Company site for email contact details.
* The Lacemakers Circle Buckinghamshire
Furthers lace making in every way, with a friendly approach to all.
See The Lacemakers Circle site for email contact details.
* The National Trust (Hughenden Manor) Buckinghamshire
Phone: 01494 755572. See The National Trust (Hughenden Manor) site for email contact details.
* The Quilt Association Montgomeryshire
Charity and exhibition centre promoting quilts and quilting. Holds a summer exhibition and workshops.
Phone: 01686 413467. See The Quilt Association site for email contact details.
* The Ring of Tatters Monmouthshire
National organisation to support the craft of Tatting.
See The Ring of Tatters site for email contact details.
* Torquay Pottery Collectors Society Devon
For all those interested in Torquay Pottery.
Phone: 01803 293975. See Torquay Pottery Collectors Society site for email contact details.
* UK Arts and Crafts Webring Online
A webring for UK Arts and Crafts, where you can find UK based web sites with information, events etc.
See UK Arts and Crafts Webring site for email contact details.
* UK Hand Knitting Association Online
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting hand knitting and associated yarn crafts.
See UK Hand Knitting Association site for email contact details.