The Crafts Study Centre, part of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England, is a wonderful collection of 20th century and contemporary craft. This online image database includes over 200 works in calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, and furniture. Also visit the Crafts Study Centre main website to read the essay The Collection as a Narrative by Linda Brassington, a senior Lecturer in Printed Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts. You can also view their press releases; these provide great overviews on craft topics such as Memoranda (about how objects can contain memory) or Plain Stripe Check (about handwoven textiles).
Learn more about historical and contemporary crafts at the UArts Libraries. We’ve created a subject guide on crafts that will help you get started!