The Craft Study 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 publications from our exhibitions present and past and other carefully selected titles alongside crafts magazines such as Ceramic Review and Selvedge. If you are a collector of craft or just looking for an inspiring present, we stock work by talented makers from across the UK.

View our latest programme of events here


August - December 2019


Crafts Study Centre Shop

The Crafts Study Centre Shop offers a range of items available to purchase from both local and national makers including glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. In addition, we hold a small range of magazines such as Selvedge, Crafts and Ceramic Review and stock a range of publications in our book section.

We are unable to take online payments for purchases made through our shop, including tickets for events but you are able to make a purchase over the telephone on 01252 891450, via email at or in person.

My admiration for Collingwood’s technical explanations is unbounded. I am a weaver, but he was so much more - inventor, discoverer and teacher
— Crafts Study Centre Visitor to Peter Collingwood Woven:Unwoven exhibition, 2018
Fascinating collection of work and beautifully hung.
— Edward Wates - Brought To Book exhibition, 2018
Fantastic works!
— Nao Matsunaga - Angus Suttie exhibition, 2018


Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Directions and general visitor information can be found here.


Encompassing Research

Encompassing research

a collection of insightful essays from the UCA’s School of Crafts and Design staff.

For sale from the 29th August at the Crafts Study Centre Shop.