Team

Management and governance

Craftspace operates with a small experienced team of six permanent roles led by the Director Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE.

The Board is led by our Chair Matthew Rhodes, Managing Director of Encraft and currently has seven other Trustees. These are non-executive voluntary roles. The board plays an essential role in ensuring good governance whilst supporting advocacy, fundraising and development of the organisation’s strategic and business plans.

The Craftspace team:

Director, Deirdre Figueiredo
Deirdre is the Director of Craftspace.

Operations and Development Manager, Emma Larkinson (part time)
Emma contributes to fundraising, development and office management.

Exhibitions and Projects Development Manager, Emma Daker (full time)
Emma is project manager for many of our current projects including, Made in the Middle, Radical Craft, Making Moves and Shelanu.

Learning and Engagement Manager, vacant (part time)

Learning and Engagement Manager, Deirdre Buckley (part time)
Deirdre Buckley is one half of our job share post. She leads on learning and engagement projects and is currently working on Making for Change.

Marketing, Lisa Falaschi (part time)
Lisa manages Craftspace’s websites, press relations, mailing lists and much of the print and branding.

Administrative Assistant, Amy Kirkham (part time)
Amy is the person most likely to answer the phone to you.

Interns and Apprentices:

Recent placements

Hannaa Hamdache, Creative Producer, Weston Jerwood Intern, 2016
Hannaa mainly worked on our Craftspace Curates season with our Director.
Find out more about the Bursary here.

Sarah Lopez, Creative Apprenticeship, April 2015-2016
Sarah supported the learning and engagement team and mostly working on Making For Change.

“I am proud and privileged to be in a position to promote the ingenuity of artists and craftspeople as well as devising initiatives that enable diverse people of all ages to engage, collaborate and explore their creativity and personal development through making. Craft is not just a commodity. I believe the crafts also have an important role to play in building social and cultural capital as well as strengthening and revitalising communities.” Deirdre Figueiredo MBE