Archive

Craftspace is involved with a wide range of activities including touring exhibitions, education projects, working with businesses and community groups, consultancy work and encouraging discussion and training around issues of contemporary craft practice.

Here are links to all of our current projects and a selection of work from our archive. Use the search tool in the main menu below to search for keywords or filter projects by tags, categories or date below.

  • A small model of a tram made out of found materials such as cardboard packaging.

    Radical Craft

    Alternative Ways of Making. At Tullie House in Cumbria until 26 March 2017.

  • A close up on Andrew looking into one of the 'pockets' of his textile works.

    Radical Craft: Explorations in Creativity

    Investigating the way artists work.

  • An eccentric looking woman lies back on a bench covered with a blanket. She looks shocked.

    Yarning

    Bring your knitting along to Trevor Pitt's new play.

  • Making for Change card and small badge with drawn stitch fist logo

    Making For Change: week-long pilot project

    Join our week-long pilot project for 16-25 year olds.

  • Will Shannon: The Closet Craftsman

    Part of the Craftsapce Curates season at mac birmingham.

  • Shelanu – Routes to Trade

    Shelanu collaborated with jeweller Kathryn Partington to develop batch produced and handmade jewellery.

  • Shelanu: Migrating Birds

    This jewellery range is inspired by the women’s experiences of migrating to Birmingham.

  • Making for Change card and small badge with drawn stitch fist logo

    Making for Change

    Investigating using craft to create positive social change.

  • An exhibit in a gellery which looks like a makeshift market stall.

    Craftspace Curates

    The Craftspace Curates season, in partnership with mac Birmingham.

  • An older lady learns how to make a card from paper.

    Craft on the Radio

    An Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Connected Communities Programme research project with Northumbria University and Falmouth Univer

  • Sign made out of different fabrics with a stitched message about mental health and metal stars.

    Craft in Mind

    From the archive 2013: Young people talking about mental health and wellbeing through craft.

  • An artist weaves flowers into a willow sculpture.

    Journeys Making

    An early years exhibition curated by Craftspace at the Custard Factory in May 2007.

  • A young child places a small woven willow sculpture onto his head.

    Finding Spaces

    Willow artist Laura Ellen Bacon has been working with nursery schools in Birmingham to investigate materials. 

  • Three clay heads of various sizes with different coloured slips, shapes and decoration applied to them.

    Made for Play

    The creation of interactive artworks designed for very young children.

  • A small boy holds a pices of wet clay and pushes his fingers into it to make a small pot. The image shows adult hands working with the childs hands.

    Treasure Boxes

    From archive 2005: year-long residency for very young children and their parents/carers from St Thomas Early Excellence Children’s Centre in Birming...