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Welcome to Making Space

Making Space is a community craft charity in Leigh Park, Hampshire. We literally make space for people and organisations involved in craft, whether physically in our own building or digitally in our virtual networks and events. We support 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.

What’s on

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Craftology – Free craft sessions from Making Space

April 24, 2024 10:00
Craftology is a free weekly session for all things crafty. It will focus on experimentation and play with different craft skills. Each week will have a new take on what…
£5

Craft Club – craft classes for kids 7-14

April 29, 2024 16:00
If you are looking for affordable, quality craft classes for kids, join us for Craft Club: a brand new 18-month project funded by Arts Council England providing fun and inspiring…
Free

Craftology – Free craft sessions from Making Space

May 1, 2024 10:00
Craftology is a free weekly session for all things crafty. It will focus on experimentation and play with different craft skills. Each week will have a new take on what…

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Project
Ami Lowman

Making A Start

Find our more about Making A Start, a new Making Space project for creative young people who are looking to make a start with a creative career / business idea.

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Event
Ami Lowman

Country Maker’s Market

Join us on the 6 & 7 April at Storey Gardens at Staunton Country Park for a Country Maker’s Market and Air-dry clay workshop to keep the kids entertained.

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Project
Ami Lowman

Making A Start

Find our more about Making A Start, a new Making Space project for creative young people who are looking to make a start with a creative career / business idea.

Read More »
Event
Ami Lowman

Country Maker’s Market

Join us on the 6 & 7 April at Storey Gardens at Staunton Country Park for a Country Maker’s Market and Air-dry clay workshop to keep the kids entertained.

Read More »

Making Space in numbers

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free craft kits distributed during lockdown
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kids crafting this summer
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Courses run since the beginning of Making Space
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Community activity partnerships
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Arts Awards achieved

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Maker’s stories

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…

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…

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

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…

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