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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 od 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. 
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This year we are planning a return to Bury St Edmunds with a Spring Show at The Guildhall. Our much-loved Summer Exhibition will be held in Aldeburgh and have a celebratory theme. Further details of these and other Anniversary plans will be available soon. 
 
Look out for profiles of many of our makers this Anniversary year in the Suffolk Magazine, starting in the January issue. 
 
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. 

 

Antonia Hockton - image courtesy of the Suffolk Magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image courtesy of the Suffolk Magazine 
Celebrating creativity 
 
Jayne Lindill of the EADT Suffolk Magazine has written an in depth article detailing the history of the Suffolk Craft Society for the January edition of the magazine, from it's creation by ceramiscists John Chipperfield and Robin Welch back in 1970 up to today. Find out about our ethos and what makes our annual summer exhibition at Aldeburgh so good. Read about our Chairperson Sarah Thane and be introduced to Vice Chair and printmaker Sally Freer, batik artist Helen Dougall and sculptor Antonia Hockton. 
 
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