Welcome to our Virtual Summer Exhibition
Our makers have been very active during lockdown so we have got them to send us images of their very latest work.
For our 5oth Anniversary fifty makers are showcased here on the website,
It will run from now until 31st August in our Virtual Summer Exhibition.
You will find everything from jewellery to wood working and furniture, textiles to ceramics, printmaking to book binding, glass to sculpture.
2020 is a significant year for the Suffolk Craft Society as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary
From its foundation in 1970, The Society’s objective of promoting excellence in designer craft-making and supporting the work of Suffolk based and affiliated craft-makers has been constant. Initially a small group of ceramicists led the way in the formation of the SCS and under its first Chairman, Commander John Jacob, the Society met at Snape Maltings.
John Chipperfield the veteran and much-admired ceramicist, was a founder member and still exhibits as an Honorary Member. Over the years several hundred talented makers across a whole range of craft disciplines have been elected to membership. Many have gone on to forge successful careers in their field. If you care about nurturing and supporting great craft skills, please consider becoming a Friend in our Anniversary Year, or get in touch if you are interested in becoming a maker in the society.
Summer Pop-Up Markets
Our first ever Summer Pop-Up Markets are starting at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh now.
From Fri 7th to Weds 26th August, small and changing groups of Suffolk craft Society makers will be holding Pop-Up Markets in the Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ. Open daily 10am to 5pm, except every Thurs when we are closed for new makers to set up.
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Pop-Up Summer Markets, Fri 7th to Weds 26th August, at Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
From Fri 7th to Weds 26th August, small and changing groups of Suffolk Craft Society makers will be holding Pop-Up Markets in the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ.
The Friends of SCS Raffle
The Friends will be having a raffle again this year. Tickets are £1 or 5 for £5. Prizes on show, and tickets for purchase, at events during the year and drawn in December.
Be Inspired by Suffolk's Craft-makers
Andrew Clarke of the East Anglian Daily Times has written a feature on our Summer 2020 activities.
Virtual Summer Exhibition, from 18th July to 31st August
Our makers have still been very active during lockdown and we don't want you to miss out so we have got them to send us images of their latest work. Fifty of them are showcased in our Virtual Summer Exhibition.
You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular showcasing of our makers’ inspiring work and for new SCS events and developments.
Time to develop new ideas
Time to explore familiar materials in new ways
Time to combine different materials
Time to work on a larger or smaller scale
Time to get out of a rut and start anew
Time to plan a whole new body of work
The possibilities are endless