HRH The Prince of Wales to be President of the Heritage Crafts Association

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Traditional crafts are right back at the top of the agenda with the news that HRH The Prince of Wales has agreed to become President of the Heritage Crafts Association. A new book The Book of Forgotten Crafts tells the stories of 50+ craftspeople who are keeping these invaluable skills alive.

50+ leading craftsmen and craftswomen tell their stories

The Book of Forgotten Crafts

Robin Wood, HCA Chair, said “We are absolutely delighted... We hope the presidency of His Royal Highness will bring more attention to this overlooked part of our national heritage.”

The Heritage Crafts Association has announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has agreed to become President of the HCA, whose aim is to support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage.

50 or more of these craftsmen and women who are keeping these rare and precious skills alive tell their stories in a new book The Book of Forgotten Crafts.

For a review copy, images, interviews with the craftspeople, or more information please contact Susie Hallam Marketing & PR on 07761 636782

Included are:

  •      Neil Hopkins of Two Rivers Paper Company on Exmoor, a commercial hand mill that has been restored to use waterpower to make paper from old rags in the traditional manner
  •      Robin Wood, bowl maker, who uses timber local to his studio in the Peak District to create traditional, functional wooden bowls. Robin is also Chair of the Heritage Crafts Association and has written the foreword to this book
  •      Rhiannon Evans, goldsmith, an award-winning jewellery designer who works in pure and mixed Welsh gold
  •      Adam King, broomsquire, based in Buckinghamshire, who has been making besom brooms since he was eighteen and was nearly swept away by Harry Pottermania
  •      Christine Springett, a bobbin lace maker for over 30 years, who specialises in Bedfordshire lace and enthuses about the weaving, plaiting and looping involved in her craft
  •      Lesley Pyke, glass engraver from Suffolk, who is passionate about crystal and works in many layers of colour

For more information or to request a review copy contact Susie Hallam on 07761 836782


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