Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

The exhibition first shown at the Yale Center of British Art, New Haven, CT transfers to The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and opens on 20 March 2018.  It includes a significant number of pots from the Crafts Study Centre collections.  

More information can be found here

PROGRAMME: January - July 2018

Download the full January to July 2018 programme here or visit our What's On page. 


Craft & Text - Monday 9 July

A conference organised by the International Textiles Research Centre and the Crafts Study Centre exploring the resonant relationship between craft and text. This may take literal as well as metaphorical forms: from critical analysis to ceremonial lettering and on to performance, where the craft object has inspired poetry or dance... for more information 

Call 01252 891450 to book.

Crafts study centre shop

Our shop offers a selection of ceramic, glass, jewellery, textiles and calligraphy from renowned and emerging artists and crafts people from the local area and further afield. We also carry a range of publications from both the Crafts Study Centre and other publishers, alongside greetings cards and postcards.  Purchases can be made in person at the Crafts Study Centre or by telephone.

Nao Matsunaga at the crafts study centre

The Crafts Study Centre is delighted to publish a new essay by Dr Glenn Adamson. The essay ‘Major Progression: Nao Matsunaga in the studio’ links to the recent solo exhibition ‘Nao Matsunaga: Raw Faces’.  The exhibition was presented in association with Marsden Woo Gallery and along we welcomed Nao for an artist's talk with Sarah Griffin as part of his show.

You can watch a recording of the talk and read the essay here.

More Academic Choice - another brilliant show from the archive!
— Dr Glenn Adamson, Director of Museum of Arts & Design, New York
Diana Harrison: working in cloth ‘a major solo exhibition’
— Embroidery Magazine