A registered charity, for 40 years we have supported craftsmanship and craftspeople and encouraged the public to appreciate craft skills and buy fine craft products.

We manage studios and provide business support, promotional activities and exhibiting and selling opportunities for craftspeople at all stages in their careers. Our designer makers Network has nearly 700 members and enables craftspeople to link with colleagues in the wider craft community. Some 120 of these members are based in our studios. Others practice a wide range of crafts in studios across the UK. The programme of curated events in the Craft Central galleries and at other venues provides opportunities for craftspeople to exhibit and sell their products and engages the public in an appreciation of fine design and making skills.