Once in a lifetime opportunity to become the next in a historic line of chair makers

Once in a lifetime opportunity to become the next in a historic line of chair makers

An amazing opportunity has come up for two people to learn from one of the country’s top traditional craftspeople and carry forward an important traditional craft.

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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HCA project participant Zoe set for a career in papermaking

Zoe Collis
 
When we set out on our Ernest Cook Trust funded Countryside Crafts Pre-apprenticeship project last year our main aim was to trial low-risk opportunities for heritage crafts businesses and young people to come together to explore the possibility of apprenticeship-style training…

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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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