The Guild was founded in 1884 by young architects and designers who wanted to create a meeting place for the fine arts and the applied arts on an equal footing. Many of the prominent figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement were active in the first fifty years. It has represented traditional skills when they might have disappeared, but it has always maintained a dialogue with modern design

For Gavin stamp’s account of the history of the Guild from 1884 - 1984 click here.

Since its establishment, the Guild has appointed a great number of Honorary members who have rendered eminent services to the arts.  For a complete list, click here

For a complete list of Past Masters of the Guild, click here.

For a complete list of past members of the Guild, click here.