Our aim is to help communities access arts and crafts, supporting them towards an increase in wellbeing and community cohesion.
We listen to the communities we support and we tailor our work to reflect their passions, promoting increases in access, participation and sustainability.
Our aims are to promote inclusiveness and reduce social isolation, to support participants to learn new skills, to gain confidence and to increase well-being. We support people to explore their creative potential and encourage enterprise
All our tutors are local practising artists, or local people with a wealth of creative knowledge and skills and the passion to share this.
We believe that as recent studies have shown that participating in creative activities mproves mental well-being and also gives people the skills and confidence to address other issues within their lives and their community. This personal development also encourages people to work together within the community on a range of different issues.
Our aim is to connect local artists and their community, if you have a passion and experience for any art form, get in touch and we will help you connect with your community who want to learn and create with you.
Meet the Team
Hi, I am a seamstress with over 25 years experience and a love of crafting, in particular textile and needlecrafts. I have a degree in Fashion Design Technology and have made costumes for museums, theatre groups, re-enactors and roleplayers. I am passionate about preserving inter-generational craft skills and since 2015 I have been involved in a local Community Project
I have designed and taught school education weeks for English heritage and Caldicot Castle and spent many weekends teaching historical textile techniques. I have also coordinated events for English Heritage, Cadw, Caldicot Castle, Cosmeston Medieval Village and Pembroke Castle.
Hello, I'm Kate and I love experimenting with all arts and crafts. My first love is clay and after completing my Hons Degree in ceramics 20 years ago I have been potting around ever since.
I have run private classes, community projects and festivals. I love making large sculptures, meeting new people and sharing skills.
I also teach classic techniques from beginner to intermediate. As my students progress I always encourage people to form their own style while making sure they have a good understanding of the foundations of ceramics.