Crafts Council

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The Crafts Council 44A Pentonville Road Islington
Greater London
N1 9BY

The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.It publishes CRAFTS, its own magazine, six times a year, as well as organising Collect at the Saatchi Gallery and extensive touring exhibition programmes. Our goal To make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft Our aims To build a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft To increase and diversify the audience for contemporary craft To champion high quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally Our values We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft. We believe that the strength of craft lies in its use of traditional and contemporary techniques, ideas and materials to make extraordinary new work. We believe that the future of craft lies in nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their education.

Further information

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Facilities and services


  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

All public areas of the Council are accessible by wheelchair.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service

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