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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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Reach Out Workshop: Fused Glass

October 29, 2021 10:00
In the morning, create your own Halloween-themed hanging decoration. In the afternoon, make a creepy coaster. The workshops will be led by Elisa Mott. These sessions are designed for the…

Workshop: Silver Clay Pendants SOLD OUT

November 4, 2021 10:00
Learn to make your own beautiful fine silver pendant from ‘magical’ precious metal clay. Silver clay is made from 100% recycled silver which, when fired, becomes 99.9% pure fine silver.…
£8.00 – £15.00

Textile Transformation Day

November 6, 2021 10:00
Join us for a day of sustainable creativity, breathing new life into old clothes! Two talented makers will be on hand for two workshops throughout the day, ready to share…


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Maker’s stories

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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…

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…

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

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.

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…

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…


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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