Welcome to the Suffolk Craft Society
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, or get in touch if you are interested in becoming a maker in the society.
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Our Exhibitions for 2023 This year we have three exhibitions planned Longshed, Ickworth and Guildhall To view our calender please click here Thank you to everyone that came along to our exhibitions in Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds last year. You can see photos of those exhibitions in our News and Events section here>>
We have an easy way to buy our Makers' work online. You can browse what they have to offer "department store" style and easily find that special gift or item for your home, or alternatively you can see what your favourite Maker has for sale.
So for ease in browsing and acquiring the best of Suffolk craftsmanship, just follow the links below >>
Latest News & Events
Donald Simpson 1926- 2023
We are sorry to report a founder member of the Suffolk Craft Society has died. He had lived in Suffolk since 1961.
Spreading our Wings - Ruth Holt
This is the second in a series of articles from the members of our "Spreading our Wings" group, a collaborative group inspired by the RSPB bird reserve at Minsmere. Ruth Holt, a weaver, tells us about her reasons for joining the group.
Spreading our Wings - Helen Maxfield
This is the first in a series of articles from the members of our "Spreading our Wings" group. Printmaker Helen Maxfield tells us about how being part of this group has shaped her work.
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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
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