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The Crafts Council Gallery is situated at 44A Pentonville Road
Islington, near the Angel tube station.
The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft. Their goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. They aim to build a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft; to increase and diversify the audience for contemporary craft; to champion high quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally.
They list their values
thus: that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social,
economic and cultural life; that everyone should have the opportunity to
make, see, collect and learn about craft; that the strength of craft lies
in its use of traditional and contemporary techniques, ideas and materials
to make extraordinary new work; and that the future of craft lies in
nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about
craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their
They stimulate and profile creative excellence, innovative thinking and practice across all craft forms.
They change people’s perceptions of craft by showing the best of contemporary craft in different physical and conceptual contexts.
They support the growth of a robust craft sector in a global marketplace.
They promote craft education and skills progression for the economic and cultural health of the sector.