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Welcome & Benefits

Thanks for logging in today and welcome to your Member area. Let's start by having a look at the benefits you can enjoy as part of your membership with Craft Central.

1 — Specific benefits for our Network Members

You have subscribed to the annual Network Membership of Craft Central. Therefore, you have access to a number of discounts and benefits which are regularly updated.

Below is a list of specific network membership benefits.

Hire of the Gallery Space at the Forge

The Gallery at the Forge is available to Network Members at a discounted rate (£300 a week). This includes:

  • 1,000 square feet
  • 600 square feet of seating
  • Six large south-facing windows
  • A hanging system suitable for wall-mounted work
  • Vitrines and plinths for free-standing work
  • Kitchen facilities and toilets within reach of the gallery
  • Street parking (free after 17.30 weekdays and all weekend)
  • Promotion to our subscribers and followers

To book the Gallery Space, please contact the office at: marguerite.metz@craftcentral.org.uk


Hire of a meeting room at the Forge

A meeting room is available for our Network Members at the Forge as a discounted rate.

To book it, please contact the office at marguerite.metz@craftcentral.org.uk

2 — Specific benefits for our creative Studio Members

As a creative Studio Holder at Craft Central, you have automatically become a Studio Member for the duration of your licence. Therefore, you have access to a number of discounts and benefits which are regularly updated.

Below is a list of your specific studio membership benefits:

Hire of the Gallery Space at the Forge

The Gallery Space at the Forge is available to Studio Members at the Forge for up to 2 consecutive weeks free of charge, depending on its availability. After this, it will cost £300 + VAT per week. This includes:

  • 1,000 square feet
  • 600 square feet of seating
  • Six large south-facing windows
  • A hanging system suitable for wall-mounted work
  • Vitrines and plinths for free-standing work
  • Kitchen facilities and toilets within reach of the gallery
  • Street parking (free after 17.30 weekdays and all weekend)
  • Promotion to our subscribers and followers

To book the Gallery Space, please contact the office at: marguerite.metz@craftcentral.org.uk


Hire of a meeting room at the Forge

A meeting room is available for our Studio Members at the Forge for free.

To book it, please contact the office at marguerite.metz@craftcentral.org.uk

3 — Benefits to all Members

Both our Network and Studio Members are entitled to a number of similar benefits and discounts.

Your practice listed on the Craft Central ‘Designer Maker’ Directory

As a Studio Member, your practice can be listed on the Craft Central 'Designer Maker' Directory on this website (https://www.craftcentral.org.uk/designer-maker-directory)

If you haven’t received by email the information to create your profile, please contact the office at: info@craftcentral.org.uk

Discounted access to Events organised by Craft Central

As a Member, you will have the opportunity to participate in events organised by Craft Central at The Forge at a discounted rate.


Access to free Intellectual property advices

Free 1 hour consultation meeting with Briffa, the leading intellectual property law firm with unrivalled experience and success working within the craft and design industry.

IP hotline - depending on the nature of the question, the question will be answered by phone or will proceed with a consultation.

Consultations/IP phone - Briffa will provide you with a free hour long consultation which can resolve any issues without the need to spend any money.

As part of this, they would undertake a review of the issue in question but also look at other areas you might not have thought.

They would then provide you with a written advice note, from which you may then have the issue in hand or want to explore other areas. If they were to recommend any work, this would be done on a fixed fee basis and they can offer you some form of discount on any of their services. 

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Insurance — discounted group policy offer from Clear Group

This refers to the craft workers and designer makers scheme that Clear Group offers all our Members. Terms and Conditions to be reviewed by each member as it might not apply to everyone’s needs.

The basic cover under the scheme includes the following covers:

  1. Employers Liability; Limit of indemnity; £10,000,000
  2. Public Liability; Limit of indemnity; £5,000,000 (subject to £250 policy excess)
  3. Products Liability; Limit of Indemnity; £5,000,000 (subject to £250 policy excess)

The scheme automatically allows up to £50,000 per annum of turnover for goods sent to USA/Canada which it is not overly common with other schemes.

Key points:

In addition to the standard cover above, there are options to cover business property which is contents, stock, business equipment, the sum insured starts at £5,000 and the standard policy excess is £250.

Goods in transit cover for items sent by third party courier/post is included if business property cover selected and is limited to 20% of the chosen sum insured or £5,000 whichever is less.

Portable computer/mobile phones etc are also covered up to 25% of business property sum insured or £5,000 whichever is greater.

Business interruption cover can be added at a set sum insured of £50,000.

Exhibitions are included as standard throughout the UK and temporarily anywhere else in the world.

The business property cover is not specific to one premises as we appreciate makers could work at other studios or at home.

The scheme runs from 1st April to 31st March, if cover is purchased mid-term the premium is charged pro-rata subject to insurers minimum premium.

Photography — discounted rates

Offer 1: Product photography with Nathan Joyce

Craft Central studio holder, Nathan Joyce, is a photographer, illustrator and packaging designer whose clients include Propercorn, Pip & Nut, Freerider, Amanova, Freestar, Natco & Coeo.

For any product photography, the day-rate is £250 (usually £300). Or if you need any packaging design or kids illustration, offers available on a case-by-case basis.


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Offer 2: Etsy/Amazon/other online applications photography

Craft Central studio holder, Adrian Lang, is a photographer who specialises in Fashion, Food and Products photography. He also organises regular workshops.


£150 - Product photography for Etsy/Amazon/other online applications

4 x Studio-produced images for online and print use.

Images are shot against white background with the final image having a pure, white-etched background. This does not include any digital retouching services,ie; Jewellery, watches, metallics

  • Files provided 4 x 72dpi – 2000px wide (landscape). Resized to square format on request (no charge)
  • Files provided 4 x 300dpi – 6240px wide (landscape) Resized to square format (4160px) on request (no charge)

4 x Lifestyle images (Client to suggest/provide: setting/props/décor)

  • Files provided 4 x 72dpi – 2000px wide (landscape). Resized to square format on request (no charge)
  • Files provided 4 x 300dpi – 6240px wide (landscape) Resized to square format (4160px) on request (no charge)

Use code WELCOME20 to get 20% off any class on the training site: https://ww.training.spinemedia.uk

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Car renting — ZIPCard

Craft Central has partnered with Zipcar for Business to support you and your business. With over 3000 cars and vans available to drive 24/7, Zipcar for Business can help you get across town for those essential trips on your own terms. With a year’s free business membership (worth £99), up to 29% off weekly rates and £30 driving credit every month for 6 months, they’ll help you get your business moving.

  • Access to 3,000 cars & vans across London, 24/7 parked near your home or office
  • £30 driving credit to get your members going
  • A year's free business membership with no commitments (worth £99)
  • Up to 29% off weekly driving rates on vehicles, during the week
  • The ability to add unlimited drivers to your account
  • Fuel, insurance & Congestion Charge incl.
  • Dedicated page for our members
  • Dedicated business support team

Activate the offer: https://www.zipcar.com