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. 
To see our current vacancies click the button below 

   Our Exhibitions for 2024   Thank you to everyone that came along to our exhibitions in Woodbridge, Ickworth House and Guildhall Bury St Edmunds last year.   Ickworth Estate A design masterpiece  23 August - 15 September 2024  We're thrilled to announce that this year, our exhibitions will be once again be hosted at the prestigious Ickworth House   The show is open daily 10am-4pm where Makers will be showing their work.    Later in the year  Join us at The Guildhall Bury St Edmunds  We're thrilled to announce that this year, our exhibitions will be once again be hosted at the prestigious Guildhall. The dates and times are being finalised and will be shared with you shortly.  The Suffolk Craft Society cordially invites you to these events, where we will showcase our latest collections. Your presence and support have always been the cornerstone of our success, and we look forward to celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship of our makers with you.       

Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds 2021
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Online Shop 
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 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 
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