Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference 2018

Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference 2018

Plans are now underway for our 2018 conference Crafts for the Future. We are pleased to announce that HCA Patron and ceramics producer Emma Bridgewater will be amongst our keynote speakers. In the afternoon session we’ll be hearing from selected makers on the HCA/Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts.

New Ernest Cook funded project

New Ernest Cook funded project

The HCA has been awarded a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust to pilot a new programme of pre-apprenticeships in countryside crafts in West Somerset.

Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference 2018

Plans are now underway for our 2018 conference Crafts for the Future. We are pleased to announce that HCA Patron and ceramics producer Emma Bridgewater will be amongst our keynote speakers. In the afternoon session we’ll be hearing from selected makers on the HCA/Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts.

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Honours for heritage craftspeople

Felicity Irons 
Heritage crafts have received royal recognition and high honour with three craftspeople – Wim Visscher, Felicity Irons and John Lord – included in The Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists this year.

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Heritage Crafts Awards winners 2017 announced

Martin Frost 
The last remaining professional fore-edge painter Martin Frost has been awarded Maker of the Year by the Heritage Crafts Association at its Textures of Craft conference on 6 May 2017. Fore-edge painting is one of the seventeen critically endangered crafts identified by the HCA.

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