The Craft Potters Association was formed in 1958 to promote the work of its members and to increase public awareness of contemporary studio pottery. It has two wholly owned operating companies: Craftsmen Potters Trading Company Ltd and Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd. There are three categories of membership of the Association; associate member, professional member and fellow. 
Anyone interested in ceramics or pottery can apply for associate membership, but professional members and fellows are selected by the CPA Council. Fellows include many potters of national and international standing.
- ↑ http://www.ceramics.org.uk/home.php
- ↑ http://www.ruffordceramiccentre.org.uk/ceramic/history/essayview.asp?select=7