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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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Monday Make – Christmas Cards and Tags with Wood and Daughters

December 6, 2021 10:30
The December Monday Make is all about fun, relaxed preparation for Christmas. Simple collage and mark making will be explored to produce a range of Christmas cards and tags, using…
£115.00 – £230.00

Weekend Masterclass: Playing with Colour

December 11, 2021 10:00-December 12, 2021 16:30
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12st December | 10am-4.30pm each day A weekend workshop aimed at practising artists who are open to an experimental way of making with a loose approach…

Weekend Workshop: Fused Glass

December 11, 2021 10:00-December 12, 2021 16:30
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12st December | 10am-4.30pm each day Learn the basics in Glass Fusion on this fun packed beginners weekend. You will learn how to cut and assemble glass…


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Maker’s stories

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…

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…

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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.

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

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…


Reach Out

The Reach Out programme is a series of creative workshops, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs

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Craft Kits

Like so many other organisations, Making Space adapted to delivering online services during lockdown.  We got onboard with the Art Council’s

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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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