The Texture of Craft conference

The Texture of Craft conference

Kaffe Fassett, worldwide authority on textiles and colour will be speaking at the Heritage Crafts Association’s conference on Saturday 6 May.

Radcliffe Red List launch

Radcliffe Red List launch

The Heritage Crafts Association and the Radcliffe Trust are shining a spotlight on the UK’s most endangered crafts at the prestigious launch of their Red List project at the House of Lords.

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.

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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QEST/HCA Apprenticeship now open for applications

Hannah Vickers 
Deadline:
3 August 2017
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Heritage Crafts Association Apprenticeship provides funding to enable Apprentices to learn craft skills within companies and from master craftsmen and to support employers to take on Apprentices and nurture a new generation of craftspeople.

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The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

Radcliffe Red List 
In May 2017 the HCA published The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts, the first research of its kind in the UK. This research has enabled the HCA to shine a light on this important aspect of the UK’s collective intangible heritage that has, until now, been languishing in the dark.

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