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.
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Latest from Craft Central
Not long now till our open weekend event 29 Sep - 30 Oct12-6pm. See how it has been imaginatively converted into Craft Central's new home https://t.co/O8UimbNYTWWed, 2017-09-20 11:08
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The Forge Open Weekender 29th Sept- 1 Oct. See inside how it has been imaginatively converted into Craft Central's new home https://t.co/sUwhdRaomFTue, 2017-09-12 13:27
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At the end of November, we will launch our first seasonal Winter Market in our new home at The Forge. The Winter Market will take place from Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November and will be a real Celebration of the talent and creativity of Craft Central designer- makers. Get the chance to look around The Forge a Grade II listed-building, while browsing and shopping from a large selection of our Network.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks, in the meantime please save the date for the very first Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge.
Friday 24 November 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 November 11am- 6pm
Sunday 26 November 11am- 5pm
Update on our move to The Forge
In May we announced our exciting plans for Craft Central’s move to The Forge in the Isle of Dogs. The build is now well underway to Emrys Architects’ imaginative design and we look forward to being in our new East London home from 1 September. The virtually free standing birchwood frame housing the studios has been made off site and is now being installed. The bleacher seats leading down to the full height exhibition space are nearly finished. This exciting transformation from an industrial building to high quality workjng spaces for our community of designer makers, creatives and start ups is now happening very fast.
Craft Central as a destination
The Isle of Dogs is known for its shipbuilding past and is an area of traditional industry. Through our move we will start to bring design and making back to the area, not just through the creative businesses based in our building, but also through our public programme. This includes our popular Craft It Yourself workshops, regular exhibition events and other activities of interest to the wider community.
Viewing access and open weekend – dates for your diaries
We can arrange viewing access by appointment now. Just drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. or phone 02072510276
We will celebrate Craft Central’s move with an open weekend from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October when you will have the chance to come and see our new home. More information on our plans for the weekend will be confirmed shortly, but in the meantime, please save the date!
How to find us
The Forge is based close to the river and within easy access of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays. The building is:
- within a secure gated community
- in a largely residential area, Close to the river and within easy access of the business districts Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays
- five minutes walk from Mudchute station on the DLR
- four stops from Canary Wharf, and the Jubilee line, and two stops from Greenwich
- three minutes from Masthouse Pier, with river boat services to central London and Greenwich
- three minutes from the Thames pathway and cycle track
Studio, meeting room and exhibition hire space
We still have self-contained studio spaces available in a variety of sizes from 83 to 286 square feet and making maximum use of natural light. Studio space costs £53 plus VAT per square foot*. The fee includes building maintenance, business rates, water, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, 365 x 24/7 access, pre-booked secure car parking, and use of the communal kitchen.
There will also be shared workspace, with benches, for craftspeople who want somewhere to work occasionally, rather than committing to a full-time studio.
* A service charge of £1 per sq. ft. (or £1.80 per sq. ft. for electric kilns), plus VAT applies to cover electrical usage
In addition, we are providing flexible co-working spaces, with business grade Wi-Fi, for freelancers and start-ups for just £100 plus VAT per month.
An exciting 1,000 square foot full height exhibition/event space is available for hire, together with a number of smaller spaces suitable for meetings, talks, classes, workshops and other events.
For more information about space hire or to arrange viewing access, please call Craft Central 020 7251 0276, email email@example.com.
These include the kitchen, café type informal seating and meeting areas and Wi-Fi throughout the building, 24 hour security, 365×24/7 access, pre-booked secure car parking and a loading bay deliveries. The ground floor has for disabled access and we hope to extend this to the mezzanine when finances permit. The building will be maintained and cleaned to a high standard.
Address enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or 02072510276
Please also see The Forge fact sheet
Last hour of our last show here in Clerkenwell before the BIG move to The Forge. Come join usFri, 2017-08-11 17:57
Three hours left of The Three Day Designer Maker Sale. Make sure you pop-in after work https://t.co/B4juVO7802Fri, 2017-08-11 16:12