The Crafts Study Centre is a specialist university museum open to the public as well as a research centre and home to internationally renowned collections of modern British craft.
The Centre's acclaimed collections include modern and contemporary calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, furniture and wood as well as diaries, working notes and photographs of makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. We host inspiring exhibitions by leading artist-makers, lectures, symposiums and open days. We foster scholarship and writing about modern and contemporary craft and publish new books and monographs.
The Centre's research library is available by appointment for those interested in learning more about our collections.
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. Work on sale in our shop would appeal to both collectors or those seeking a unique affordable gift. 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.
FREE ENTRY TO ALL EXHIBITIONS
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.
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
Craft and Text: A conference organised by the International Textiles Research Centre and the Crafts Study Centre
Call for papers
details can be found here
Download the full January to July 2018 programme here
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