In 1977 the North Staffordshire Guild of Craftsmen was formed by a group of mainly studio potters who exhibited their work at Keele University. Since then, the guild had organised many successful exhibitions and craft fairs in Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

One of the aims of the Guild is to afford opportunities for local designer craftsmen to exhibit and sell their work. This increases the general public's awareness of the high standard of craftwork made by local people.

Guild members have to apply to the guild for membership.  Good design and craftsmanship is important and we need to know that all of our members produce good quality work.

Anyone  who makes their own crafts can apply and we are always looking for new members. Some of our members are full time craftsmen and women and some have been members for a long time, some are people who have just joined and are anxious to make their way in the world of crafts

Our members are involved in a wide range of crafts, including pottery, jewellery, textiles, silk, patchwork, glass, wood, cards, and candles. It is changing all the time as new people join us.

Requirements for membership are simply that makers should show a high degree of originality in design and a good standard of craftsmanship.


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