I just really enjoyed learning new skills. This is a fantastic opportunity, you learn so much.

Club member

I just really enjoyed learning new skills. This is a fantastic opportunity, you learn so much.

Club member

I just really enjoyed learning new skills. This is a fantastic opportunity, you learn so much.

Club member

Craft&Making

Launched in 2022, the Craft&Making Saturday Club gives young people the opportunity to develop their creativity and explore the world of craft and craftsmanship.

Club members will learn the techniques and hand-making skills required to create practical and decorative objects in materials such as wood, clay, textiles, metal and stone. At the Club, members will also gain an understanding of why it’s important to retain traditional craft skills, and how new technologies, techniques and materials are evolving these traditions, ensuring they remain relevant in the modern world.

We are surrounded by craft and craftsmanship – from everyday objects such as furniture, cutlery, rugs, vases and jewellery, to the sculptural landmarks of our cities and the traditions of our countryside communities. Skills like stained glass making, metalwork, and stonemasonry are vital to preserving our culture, historic buildings, built environment and rural communities.

The Club will help members to understand how craft-based skills can lead to rewarding careers and will provide an insight into the future possibilities and professional opportunities open to you within the craft sector and wider industries.

The Craft&Making programme is run in partnership with Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) with the support of Howdens.

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