The Guild is a society of artists, craftsmen and designers with a common interest in the interaction, development and distribution of creative skills. It represents a variety of views on design and stands for authenticity (irrespective of political and stylistic ideology) in a world increasingly uncertain about what is real.
Founded originally by the leading lights of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1880s, many of its current members uphold long-established traditions of workmanship and a desire to contribute to the community. The Guild believes that art, craft and design should be invigorating and positive in outlook. These principles are manifest in the individual work of the members and are spread through teaching, research, publication and exhibitions. The Guild consists of roughly 100 architects and 250 makers, bound by good craftsmanship and design rather than by style.