• For most of our history, making things by hand was the norm, and the skills were passed from one generation to the next. In this digital age, when so many spend their days in front of a computer screen, the Read More
  • Support the HCA by joining our Friends' scheme. There are two ways in which you can become a member – as an Individual Friend or as an Affiliate Friend (organization or larger business). In case of difficulty, please contact the Administrator: Read More
  • The Heritage Crafts Association Directory brings you examples of the work of our many members.  You can search by the craft form, by makers’ name, by county, and in other ways to find what you seek.Makers: becoming a Friend enables Read More
  • Here is an opportunity for you to help save an endangered craft skill and see it passed on to future generations. In December 2012, we launched our first Appeal. The HCA Save our Skills Appeal was inspired by a letter Read More
  • There are almost 210,000 of us working in heritage crafts but we are very poorly represented in the National Honours which come out twice a year on the Queen's birthday and at New Year. However, the Heritage Crafts Association is Read More
  • HCA Spring Conference 2014 - Tool Tales Saturday 22 March 2014, 10.00am-3.30pm Carpenters' Hall, London (ten minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station) Download the Programme and Joining Instructions here (pdf, 182kb) 'Tool Tales' Tweet #ToolTales The theme for the fourth annual Read More
  • Getting Crafty in the Classroom “Crafts can be invisible in the classroom, and teachers can be nervous about introducing craftwork as part of the curriculum. These materials make it easier for teachers to show children that crafts are an important Read More
  • Advocacy and advice on craft training is a key part of the work of the Heritage Crafts Association. We are developing links to resources for those who are, or who wish to become, craft apprentices and advanced craft skills trainees, Read More
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