Craft makers contribute to economic growth in sectors such as manufacturing, retail and hospitality, driving innovation in products and processes through their materials knowledge.
UK craft makers are renowned for their innovation.
The UK crafts sector is diverse and spread across the country. Click for statistics.
Read the Crafts Council recommendations for the UK's future industrial strategy.
Examples that illustrate the diversity and vitality of contemporary craft in the UK.
Need to know more about the UK crafts scene? Try these contacts as your first port of call.
There is growing interest - both overseas and in the UK - in the values and practice of making. Hear about the trends driving this growth.
This film features Jacqueline Mina - a goldsmith who makes stunning jewellery using traditional techniques in unorthodox ways.
DISCOVER showcased the work of some of the UK’s brightest contemporary craft talent.