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Contemporary Applied Arts

Established in 1948 to support and encourage the making of fine crafts in Britain, keeping the designers firmly in the public eye, CAA currently represent around 350 designer makers spanning the entire spectrum of the applied arts, representing the top talent in the UK today.

Their Southwark gallery shows a diverse and frequently changing selection of one-off work, ranging from decorative to functional pieces and includes ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, textiles, wood and paper.

CAA members create unique functional and non-functional objects. They depend on sales for the support of their practices. CAA contributes to the marketplace for handmade craft building individual profiles through exposure and promotion and helping to secure continuity for their businesses.