The small display case on the top floor of the Crafts Study Centre, the staircases, landings and the shop are used to display recent works by UCA students and artists in residence, as well as research-led objects and recent collections. These shows give a special focus on the process of works of craft and acquisition research related to the CSC museum holdings.
The Crafts Study Centre has acquired a number of works that complement existing holdings of British Studio Pottery. These include domestic wares by Richard Batterham and a group of four platters by Takeshi Yasuda from the 1980s. These were gifted from the estate of Deryn O’Connor and have a special resonance for the Crafts Study Centre, as Deryn was a member of the Acquisition Committee as a textile expert, and a past Head of Textiles at the West Surrey College of Art and Design (precursor institution to UCA).