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Heritage Crafts was set up just fourteen years ago. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, advocating at the highest levels for crafts, researching and publishing the Red List of Endangered Crafts, distributing 66 grants through the Endangered Crafts Fund and bringing crafts together in a series of conferences, forums and seminars.

We have awarded 30 training bursaries, established the Heritage Crafts Awards and shone a spotlight on our world-renowned makers through 30 National Honours successes. These are just some of the highlights of what has been achieved. Many more people are now aware of traditional crafts and the objects produced by those who carry in their hands, heads, and also hearts the skills and techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

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Are you a craftsperson working away with little recognition? Or do you know one? There is less than two weeks left to nominate yourself or someone else for a Heritage Crafts Award, with cash prizes and a high-profile presentation in November.

• President’s Award for Endangered Crafts
• England Maker of the Year Award
• Northern Ireland Maker of the Year Award
• Scotland Maker of the Year Award
• Wales Maker of the Year Award
• Trainer of the Year Award
• Trainee of the Year Award
• Community Catalyst of the Year Award
• Lifetime Achievement Award

Closing date is 5pm on Friday 7 June and you can find out more and nominate via the linktr.ee in our bio.

📷: Greg Rowland MBE by Rankin
Have you seen our new website? We have launched a brand new site combining our previous three sites into one mobile-friendly platform with a modern design, a password protected members’ section, and the flexibility to adapt as we grow over the next few years. Please bear with us as we continue to populate the site and if you have any issues curating your Makers profile please let us know.

https://heritagecrafts.org.uk

This was funded by the @heritagefunduk and made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

📷 @meandyoucreates
Join us from 7 to 9 June at our Marquee of Endangered Crafts at the 20th Anniversary @craftfestival in Bovey Tracey where we’ll be featuring fan maker @fantheglorywithtori, pigment maker @londonpigment, marionette maker @buddyollie,  Devon stave basket maker @johnwilliamson.dartmoor, letterpress printer @theletterpresscollective, maille maker @artisansilversmith, willow furniture makers @coatesenglishwillow and withy pot maker @willowcrabpots, as well as talks with @craftivists and @thecrafter_uk.

Booking via the linktr.ee in our bio.
Join Heritage Crafts in conversation with period tailor Zack Pinsent @pinsent_tailoring at 7pm on 11 June, for a special extended edition to mark our 50th In Conversation event.

A self-taught tailor and social media influencer, Zack Pinsent ceremonially burned his last pair of jeans at the age of 14, and has not worn an article of modern clothing since. He operates Pinsent Tailoring in Brighton, crafting bespoke items reflecting fashion of the late 17th through early 20th centuries and shares his skills and passion with enthusiasts, students and new audiences. Zack will talk about the craft that underpins his public profile, his love for tailoring rooted in history and his hope for the next generation of makers. The event will also celebrate our new partnership with the @costume_society to support UK fashion textile makers.

The session will take place on Zoom and attendees must register in advance on Eventbrite via the linktr.ee in our bio. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.
‘Neon, kilts, cricket bats: artisans gather to shine a light on Britain’s endangered crafts’ in the @guardian

“’Over the centuries, crafts have ebbed and flowed; some die out but others grow to replace them,’ says Daniel Carpenter, executive director of Heritage Crafts, the charity that produces the [bi]annual red list of endangered skills. ‘But what we’re seeing now is something different...’”

Read more via the linktr.ee in our bio.

📷 Kilt maker @graemebonefashion by Iain Brown
His Majesty The King to retain patronage of Heritage Crafts

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession in September 2022, a major review of more than 1,000 Royal Patronages and charity Presidencies has been undertaken. To mark the first anniversary of Their Majesties’ Coronation, the outcome has today been shared, with Heritage Crafts amongst the charities to be retained.

Members of the Royal Family are proud to maintain close associations with more than 1,000 charities, military organisations, and professional and public service bodies, both in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. Royal patronage highlights the vital work of these organisations and allows their many achievements and valuable contributions to society to be more widely recognised and promoted.