Standards of Quality Policy
The Craft Council's Standards of Quality policy is critical to the product development and marketing services offered to members and the general public.
The Standards of Quality themselves were written by practising craftspeople and approved by Craft Council members at an Annual General Meeting. The document addresses standards in design, technique and materials in a wide variety of media.
The standards are administered by a volunteer Standards Committee who review samples and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate. It is the Craft Council's intent to help craftspeople make the best possible products, and to ensure that all work sold at Craft Council market venues is of the highest quality.
For details of the policy and the procedure for submitting work for critique, contact the Craft Council.
In the Forms Section are the specific Standards of Quality for different media. Please review these standards before submitting a craft for jurying. A completed Jury Information Form must accompany any submission to the Standards Committee.
Periodically, the Standards Committee undertakes a review of all works in a selected medium, requesting a resubmission from juried members. This review enables the Committee to see the full range of products at a single sitting, to identify strengths, gaps, and issues which may need to be addressed. It also offers an opportunity to re-consider the criteria for that medium. In recent years, the Standards Committee has undertaken reviews of jewellery and knitting. Copies of the resulting essays are HERE and HERE.
Email us to find out the date for the next Standards Meeting.
If you are interested in selling in the Craft Council Shop please download the Selling in the Shop document and read over carefully before submitting products to the Shop Committee.