New Studios
Available Now
Glass at The Forge
15th to 23rd September
Craft Central @ London Design Fair
20-23 September
Open House Weekend 22/23 September
At The Forge
Co-working space and desks
Available Now

Welcome to Craft Central

Established by working craftspeople and supporters of fine craft in 1970 we continue to work to maintain, develop and promote fine craft and design. We provide 67 creative studios, shared workspace, and co-working desks in the Docklands and organise exhibitions and events, promotions and professional development for the members of our designer maker network.



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Become A Member

Everything at Craft Central is tailored specifically for designer makers ; the Network is the gateway to an array of resources and benefits:

Promoting you

Developing you

Supporting you
  • Events
  • Social Media
  • Designer Maker Directory
  • Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Skills Brokerage
  • Legal Advice
  • Insurance
  • Industry Discounts


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The Forge

The Forge is superbly located at the heart of a prosperous residential area. There are good transport links north to Canary Wharf, the City, and Central London and south to Greenwich, Lewisham, and into Kent. The Forge is outside the congestion charge zone with some off street parking and a loading bay, both within a gated community.

Our spectacular Exhibition Hall is suitable for a variety of events and can be hired by the day or week. We have space that can be hired by the day for meetings, training, seminars, talks, workshops, etc. Contact us for more information.

Whether you are new to business or well established, we have a space suitable for you. We are open to makers, designers, and any other creative businesses.


Support Us

For over 40 years, Craft Central has been a leading charity which supports and celebrates all the levels of craftsmanship. Our core objectives include offering affordable workshops,promotion and professional practice and we are proud to support over 700+ designer makers. As we grow , we invite you to become a Supporter of Craft Central so we can continue to educate,support and promote craftsmanship.


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