The text and images published on Crafts Council Collections Online are protected by copyright law. Please note that copyright normally lasts throughout the creator of the work’s lifetime and for 70 years from the end of the year in which they died.
The Crafts Council is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights. We make every effort to locate the makers of objects reproduced on our website so that we can fully use and promote our collections.
Images of some objects have been withheld for copyright reasons.

Use of Crafts Council Images by Third Parties

The Crafts Council website is copyright of the Crafts Council, whilst the copyright in images and text will belong to the Crafts Council as well as other third parties.
You are welcome to save low resolution single copies of images from this site, free of charge, for your own personal use. Personal use means the use of a single copy of each image by one person for non-commercial purposes, for example education, academic study, scholarship or research.
Images must be credited with Title, Object No., Maker, Date and Name of Photographer if given, and courtesy of the Crafts Council.
E.g. Cross Fire Knife: Natural Occurrence Series, M87, Geoffrey Mann, 2010. Photo: Nick Moss, courtesy of the Crafts Council.
In some circumstances and where indicated underneath the image, you may be able to use images under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivative Licence. In these cases, please make sure you comply with the conditions of the licence.
If you would like to use images for any commercial publication or project, in academic publications, or in any television or video, multimedia, website or other electronic media you will need a licence from the Crafts Council.  Fees may be charged according to usage.
For further information and to request permission to use images please contact us. 
Please note that there is a charge for research services and new photography.
In the event of any identified breach of these terms and conditions of use, the Crafts council may take any appropriate action to constrain further use and/or seek financial recompense.

Take Down Notice and Enquiry Form

Please contact us in the event that you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material on this website, or in a publication or broadcast to which the Crafts Council has provided material from its collections,
  • and you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim,
  • or you believe that use of this material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights.
We will withdraw the material from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated. Your objection will be acknowledged within seven working days of receipt.
In order to process your enquiry, please contact us at and provide us with the following information. The information you provide on the form will be used only in connection with this enquiry.
  • Your name
  • Your postal address
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Object number
  • Web address (URL) or title of the publication/broadcast where the material appears
  • Nature of your objection and verification of your right to make the objection
  • Any additional information