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Welcome to Making Space

We are a community-based craft organisation which supports makers, creating opportunities for people to develop design and making skills. We believe it increases people’s wellbeing by being involved in high-quality craft. Making Space is all about excellence in contemporary craft, design and the visual arts.

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A Space to Make

August 17, 2022 10:00
A Space to Make is our free weekly drop-in craft session. Every Wednesday* between 10am and 12noon our Craft Studio is open to all. A selection of craft materials and…

Little Lives | Making Together

August 23, 2022 10:00
Join us for Little Lives | Making Togther; A series of free creative workshops for families in Leigh Park.

A Space to Make

August 24, 2022 10:00
A Space to Make is our free weekly drop-in craft session. Every Wednesday* between 10am and 12noon our Craft Studio is open to all. A selection of craft materials and…


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Maker’s stories

Kathryn Green is a freelance textile designer and lecturer. Her life and work experiences are diverse; each one contributing to her development and personal understanding, which she draws on for her textiles. Kathryn is currently exploring the traditional Japanese process of Shibori, which is a technique that uses methods of resistance within the…

Richard studied gilding at the University of Portsmouth and has now been gilding for over ten years. As well as teaching the fine art of gilding to participants of all levels he now practises a full range of professional gilding services including for internal and…

Cabrini Roy is a Fareham-based luxury ready to wear fashion designer. She creates innovative and bold silhouettes while staying true to her love of minimal style.

Francis Campbell is a couturier and costume maker. He has made couture pieces for Darcey Bussell, Katie Derham and Tracey Curtis Taylor and made for feature films such as Disney’s Cinderella, Exodus: Gods and Kings and Wonder Woman. He was also a member of the BBC’s…

Hannah is a fine artist/illustrator. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world, while incorporating surreal and often fantastical elements.With an eye for composition and utilising a combination of paint and highly detailed pen and ink line-work, she creates elegant and beautiful images.Originally studying Fashion Illustration at…

I’m registered severely sighted with a condition called retinas pigmentosa but I’m also a visual artist. I’ve done art all my life and I’m not going to stop because I’m losing my sight. I’ve used my creative practice in helping me deal with the condition.I…

Julian is a Hampshire-based British milliner who specialises in handmade bespoke hats and headpieces.

Agata is a figurative artist, specialising in painting and drawing. ‘My art is something more than exact depiction of the reality. It is my personal expression of thoughts and feelings, resulting from a perception of surrounding world, ruled and filtered by unknown processes from the…

Making Space in numbers

Making Space is formed
Making Space becomes a registered charity
Makers’ lives touched by making space to date
Courses run since the beginning of Making Space
Hours of studio space used by makers in our building

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    Our Autumn programme is now on sale!

    5 or 10-week courses and weekend workshops in ceramics, jewellery, drawing, silver clay and fused glass.

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