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Craft skills under threat with 17 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

Craft skills under threat with 17 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

New research by Heritage Crafts has unearthed more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the latest major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts, funded by the Pilgrim Trust.

Heritage Crafts’ Jay Blades launches Discover Creative Careers

Heritage Crafts’ Jay Blades launches Discover Creative Careers

Heritage Crafts is partnering with ScreenSkills and over 20 other partners on Discover Creative Careers, which has been awarded over £1 million from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport to inspire young people from 77 target areas across England to pursue a career in the creative industries.

The Royal Mint announces partnership with Heritage Crafts

The Royal Mint announces partnership with Heritage Crafts

The Royal Mint has partnered with Heritage Crafts to launch four bursaries to preserve and champion traditional British craftmanship skills. As Britain’s oldest business and the original maker of UK coins and precious metals, it hopes to utilise its expertise in craftmanship to ensure that precious metal craft skills are passed on to the next generation.

Browse our Makers Directory

Browse our Makers Directory

Here are just a few of the wonderful items made by some of the highly […]

First round of Heritage Crafts Awards 2024 now open

Florence Egan
 
The first round of the Heritage Crafts Awards in 2024 are now open for nominations, with seven awards up for grabs, with support from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation, the Marsh Charitable Trust, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Deadline for applications: 24 May 2024.

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Reviving the craft of cricket ball making in the UK

Dukes cricket ball
 
As Co-Chair of Heritage Crafts, the UK charity set up to support traditional crafts skills, Jay Blades MBE is leading a new initiative to bring cricket ball making back to the UK. The craft has been listed as extinct in the UK since the first edition of the Red List of Endangered Crafts was published in 2017.

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Derek Hunt in Conversation
 
Join Heritage Crafts in conversation with stained glass artist Derek Hunt, whose career as a professional stained glass artist spans almost 40 years.

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