Craft Club





“It has been a lovely experience working on products as part of Artcore’s Craft Club. I receive great support and the sessions have helped bring out the creativity in me. I want to thank all the staff and the rest of the Craft Club team.” 

Linda Mangsatabam , Craft Club Maker



Craft Club Makers

  • Tahmina Almas
  • Gayle Allsop
  • Marion O’Donovan
  • Ant Sacco
  • Hiral Kalani
  • Lin Ho Wan
  • Chris Twydell
  • Asra Ali
  • Linda Mangsatabam
  • Mary Smith

Craft Club is an exciting initiative from Artcore that upskills selected workshop participants and provides them with the materials, equipment and advice so that they can create craft items to be sold in our new shop, Craftcore. The project demonstrates that creating and selling artworks can be a viable alternative career path that anyone can consider. Craft Club meets once a week and the Makers work in a given material to create a variety of products that are then sold in our shop. When an item sells, a portion of the proceeds go to the Maker who designed and crafted the item. Products made and sold so far have been mosaics, pinch pots, pendants, linocut tote bags, Christmas and Valentines decorations.

The fourth project looked at using clay to design and make terracotta hangings for Christmas decorations. Using terracotta clay with the concept to only fire once on a bisque fire to reveal the un-glazed beauty of the terracotta. We made stencils of stars as a technical challenge, it is important to explore new challenge and
Craft Club’s third project was looking at a completely different medium – lino! The sessions looked at how to make a design for a tote bag using a block of lino. The group talked about repetition of shapes, composition and positive and negative space. They created and transferred their designs from paper to the lino
The second project looked at using clay as a medium to make professional pots and jewellery with Jane Smith. This was a new medium to many of the crafters and a good skill to learn manipulation with fingers and hands. Clay is very intuitive and can easily go wrong so manipulating it into functional and