Join the Craft Central community

You don't need a studio at The Forge to benefit from our  support.  We have been supporting designer makers for nearly 50 years; we believe in the benefits of a strong, connected and informed community. Whether you need access to business development mentorship,  a place to highlight and sell your work, or like minded people to connect with, you can access it all through a Craft Central membership.

Makers Market at the Forge
We connect hundreds of designer makers, enabling them to access services and opportunities as well as exchange ideas and collaborate. We have 2 types of memberships to suit different requirements. All members have access to our craft workers and designer makers insurance scheme.

Basic membership £53 (VAT included) - keeps you connected and up to date with Craft Central and wider sector opportunities.

* Access to a craft workers and designer makers insurance scheme
* Access to 1 hour free legal advice with Briffa, the leading intellectual property law firm.
* Profile and exposure through our online Designer Directory
* Discount on networking and membership events
* Hire of Craft Central workshop and events spaces at subsidised rates
* Exhibition opportunities at Craft Central's retail events
* Discounts on workshops / professional development events (list offer)
* Regular member newsletters

Craft Central has a really friendly and helpful team. Being a member gives access to everything they offer – events and exhibition opportunities, support, networking – and a real connection to a wider community of designers and makers.
Puppetry workshop at the Forge with Jimmy Grimes Puppetry