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Crafting positive outcomes for all

At Making Space, we change lives through craft. From our purpose-built studios in Leigh Park, Hampshire, we literally make space for people and organisations involved in craft. Our charitable aims are to make positive differences, in small ways and large, to people from all walks of life, through creativity.

How we change lives through craft

How can you help us change lives?

There are so many ways you can help us in our mission. You can attend our public courses, you can get involved in our community projects, and you can make a regular or one-off donation.


Help Making Space change lives through craft by making a regular or one-off donation. 

If you are a UK taxpayer, don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation, as this allows us to claim an additional 25p on every £1 donated, making your money go even further.

Making Space in numbers

free craft kits distributed during lockdown
kids crafting this summer
Courses run since the beginning of Making Space
Community activity partnerships
Hours of studio space used by makers in our building
Arts Awards achieved

Maker’s stories

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…

Kelly is a ceramist and folk artist specialising in hand-built sculpture and ceremonial ceramics. A teacher, facilitator and storyteller with a passion for traditional crafts. She has been working with and teaching ceramics for twenty years, in and around the Portsmouth area.  Kelly takes inspiration from…

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…

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…

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

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