Island of Arts and Crafts

The Origins and Influence of The Arts and Crafts Movement

The way in which people live and work is being transformed by technology, leaving many feeling uncertain about the future and their place in the world. Such concerns had their parallels in nineteenth century Britain, where the Arts and Crafts Movement emerged, in response to the effects of the Industrial Revolution. The importance of physical and psychological well being is widely recognised, both on a personal level and because of the role that it plays in improving society. This movement sought to address such needs and build a society that would improve life for all classes, rather than only the wealthy few. The ideals the movement promoted influenced education, training and the provision of public services across the United Kingdom.