The Crafts Study Centre (CSC) holds an outstanding collection of objects and archives which are central to the history of the twentieth-century studio crafts movement in Britain. In 2004 it opened its doors to the public in new, purpose-built premises on the Farnham site of the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, University College.
A large and central element of the Crafts Study Centre is the ceramics collection, dating broadly from c.1920 to 1995. Many pioneer and leading studio potters are represented and fine examples of their work are, in certain cases, supported by archives. The Centre holds archive material from Henry Hammond, Michael Cardew, Bernard Leach and Dame Lucie Rie, with other general archives, some of which are still in the process of being catalogued. Gifts of specific craft material and donations are continuously sought, as the CSC's purchase fund is extremely limited.