President’s Award for Endangered Crafts

President’s Award for Endangered Crafts

HRH The Prince of Wales has established a new award for endangered crafts through his […]

Craft skills under threat with 37 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

Craft skills under threat with 37 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

New research by the Heritage Crafts Association has unearthed dozens more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the first major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts launched on Saturday 9 March.

Browse our Makers Directory

Browse our Makers Directory

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

Jay Blades in Conversation

Jay Blades video 
On 15 June 2020 we ran an online event with Jay Blades (BBC Repair Shop, Jay Blades’ Home Fix) where Jay and host Robin Wood MBE were joined by 98 HCA members and fans on Zoom to listen to Jay talk about his inspirations and experiences and to ask him questions.

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Accessing financial support during COVID-19

Gerald Monaghan, blacksmith (photo by Philip Utton)
 
The heritage crafts sector is going to be particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as retailers experience a drop in footfall and selling events are cancelled all around the country. This is a summary of the financial support currently available.

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