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Platform for contemporary craft

Crafts Council Nederland (CCNL) is the Dutch version of what is already indispensable for decades in England and many other countries: a platform for contemporary craft. CCNL develops programs and activities where teaching, connecting, inspiring and developing are the central themes. Traditional techniques are given a new life; they are translated and decoded to prevent them from disappearing. And to use them as innovator and economic stimulus for the creative sector.

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HOW&WOW at DDW 2017

Craftsmanship like you have never seen before!
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Crafts Council Nederland is collaborating with Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Week and Crafts Council Nederland are collaborating to show the significance of crafts for today and the future. During DDW 2017 we...
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Sign the Crafts Manifesto!

Crafts are of great importance: for the emerging making industry, for the preservation and passing on of cultural heritage, for learning with the hands,...
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Become a member!

Join the Crafts Community!
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An interview with steel designer Philipp Weber

Philipp Weber is een van de aanstormende maker-designers die de masterclass Making & Metal volgde om zelf meer over het maakproces van staal te...
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Crafts Campus 2017

Sign up for the second edition of Crafts Campus! From 12 - 16 July 2017
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Paris chooses for Staphorster Stipwerk again: Gerard van Oosten’s work shines on the catwalk once more!

In the hectic days of the Dutch Design Week, October last year, Crafts Council Nederland was called by French fashion house Maison Margiela because...
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Making and Metal

For a week of inspiration and developing metal techniques, Making and Metal invited seven makers with a vision to work and create with iron.