Craft Central at The Forge
Maggie Smith Awarded "Best Body of New Work"

Welcome to Craft Central

Established by working craftspeople and supporters of fine craft in 1970 we continue to work to mantain,develop and promote fine craft and design.We provide 76 creative studios and a shared workspace in Clerkenwell and organise exhibitions and events,promotions and professional development for the 700 members of our designer maker Network.


What's on

Gallery Space Hire
The show will officially launch the new Claire Gaudion Rug Collection, HI Rugs by CLAIRE GAUDION, as well as showcase a range of Claire Gaudion
31 - 06 August 2017
Gallery Space Hire
Silphi Glass are returning for their last Clerkenwell based pop-up shop before moving studio in late August.
01 - 06 August 2017
Gallery Space Hire
Jenny Parker | London’s first solo retail pop-up, 1st - 6th August 2017. Jewellery, from the Geometry collection and an exciting new collection as
01 - 06 August 2017

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

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  • Networking Opportunities
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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.
There is a spectacular full height events\exhibition space suitable for a variety of events which can be hired by the day or week. Fully equipped individual rooms in sizes from 83 to 286 sqft can be hired by the day for meetings, training, seminars, talks, workshops, etc.
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.
For the designer maker or business start up, individual studios are can be rented and these range from 83 to 286 sqft and make maximum use of natural light. Shared workspaces with benches for makers offer somewhere to work occasionally rather than commit to a full time studio. Co working desks in the communal areas, can be hired by the month. These are available to any creative business.

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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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