Crafts & Activities
The Printery is located on Mutley Plain in Plymouth and run by two very friendly and talented artists, Geri and Claire.
Workshops are run throughout the year at The Printery that may include.. Printing, Shipbrokers Indigo Dying, Beginner hand knitting, Drypoint and Copper Etching, Collograph, Artists Bookmaking, Photopolymer, Christmas Card workshops and Wrapping paper printing to name a few.
Check their website for current workshops and availabilities.
Follow them on instagram @theprinterystudio
Make 140 has a craft shop and workshop space at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. They have an array of haberdashery workshops, dress making, macrame, crochet, sewing, and creative crafts perfect for a day out, especially when the weather isn’t so great!
Check them out down at Royal William Yard, accessible by foot, bike, car or the ferry bus service from the Barbican. Meet like minded people and have a great time.
For current workshop availabilities, check out their website.
Make at 140
The Weld Space is based in Alma Yard, Plymouth - a short walk from The Craft House. They provide high quality creative courses whether you are a complete beginner or experienced maker just wanting to try a new discipline. All equipment, material and instruction will be provided and through their short courses you will gain an understanding of welding techniques, metal working and fabrication in order to create your own products, objects etc to take away with you, maybe even discovering a new favourite hobby - Check their website now for their next available courses!
The Weld Space
Ever admired a stain glass window and wished you could learn to make one too?
Why not do a stain glass window or lamp workshop, no experience needed, Glow Worm Glass offers single day to 5 day workshops in Plymouth.
Check their website for availabilities.
Glow Worm Glass
Located just outside of the city, Mad Hatters Studio offers an array of different workshops from Beeswax wraps, mixed media, thread and fibre bowl making, ceramic button making, needle felting, bonker bead making to Christmas crafts when things start getting festive.
Check out their website for workshop availabilities!
Mad Hatters Studio
Learn the beautiful craft of glass casting at a workshop run by Amy Whittingham at Flameworks studios. 1 to 1 tuition is also available and complete beginners are welcome.
Glass Casting Workshops
Ocean Studios is the ‘Real Ideas’ hub of creative energy located in the beautiful historic Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Here you will find a collective of resident artists, beautiful co working spaces, artist studios with specialist equipment and amazing workshops in a huge variety of arts and crafts, regular events and public cafe.
Check out there website to see what’s on, to book workshops and much more!
Ocean Studios - Real Ideas
Flameworks are a group of local crafters and makers who have teamed together to form a creative studio. They take commissions, run workshops and often have pop up shops where you are able to buy their uniquely made crafts.
At Flameworks you are able to take blacksmith and ceramic workshops, with no experience needed. Check their website for current workshops and availabilities.
There are an array of talented craftspeople at Flameworks some of which are linked below if you want to discover more.
Signwriter - Camilla Rose
Architectural Glass - Glenn Carter
Potter - Angie Wickenden
Luke Axworthy - Blacksmith - Found on instagram
Jez Menis - Blacksmith
At The Craft House we hope to inspire our guests to try new things and help promote the many talented local crafters in and around Plymouth as we were once visitors/students to this City ourselves and know how hidden these gems can be.
There are a huge array of workshops available in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, so why not plan your visit around a workshop and make some memories with the help of Plymouths super talented creators and makers - They are a very friendly bunch : )
Award-winning metalsmith Luke Axworthy teaches 1-to-1 blacksmithing classes for people of all ages (11+) and abilities at Flameworks Creative Arts Facility.
The classes cover various blacksmithing and metalwork techniques from heat and hammer control to making Damascus steel and creating your own tools. After learning and mastering the fundamental hand-forging processes and exercises, students can then progress to their own self-directed assignments.
Learn how to throw cylinders and bowls with Christina Peters on the pottery wheel with support and instruction in clay preparation, centring and forming techniques.