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    Craftco - A Co-operative
    In Southwold Suffolk ---
    For East Anglian Makers 
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    Craftco - A Co-operative
    In Southwold Suffolk ---
    For East Anglian Makers 
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    BEAUTIFUL GIFTS
    CRAFTCO
    For All Occasions

VERY SORRY, WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
OPENING AGAIN AS SOON AS CIRCUMSTANCES PERMIT.

Welcome to the CRAFTCO shop in Southwold

CRAFTCO is an outlet for contemporary crafts and applied arts from East Anglia, with changing exhibitions in our upstairs gallery.

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About Us

The Great Eastern Craft Co-operative, or CRAFTCO for short, began in 1987 when ten local craftspeople formed a
co-operative and opened a shop and gallery in Southwold Market Place. Five years later they bought a house in the
High Street, originally a forge, which is now CRAFTCO.

With about 100 associate members, a core group runs and organises the shop. We meet monthly to discuss co-op business and consider newly submitted work. We are always interested in encouraging new makers. Our aim is to provide a permanent showcase for contemporary applied arts from East Anglia. Come and see our unique prints, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and toys. If you are interested in ordering any item, please phone 01502 723211 during opening hours.

  • "It's payday, so it's dangerous to be in here."

    "The highlight of my holidays is coming here and buying something."

  • "It brightens up a dull day, coming in here."

    "This is the most revered shop in the world."

  • "We've come from Oxford, and there's not a gallery there as nice as this one. You should expand."

    "If I won the lottery you'd have to close CRAFTCO as I'd buy everything."


Our Members

Our Associates

We have about 100 associate members, whose work is for sale in the shop. For more details, click on the links below.

Welcome to the CRAFTCO gallery



Craftco Exhibitions Programme 2020
Upstairs Gallery

APRIL & MAY
CRAFTCO Spring Show
'Make It Green'
by members and associates and
featuring the makers below.
As the gallery will be closed during April, some of the work which has been made for this exhibition will be on display in the CRAFTCO window. Items can be purchased from the show by arrangement. Please phone Julie on 07918182080.


jo scholfield



susan horth



jane mitchell-finch


JUNE
June 4 - 29
Daniel Johnson - artist blacksmith
Rebecca Doe - maker
Lina Haglund - multi media
Jason Nickson - blacksmith
Meet the makers: Saturday June 6, 2 - 4 pm


daniel johnson



jason nickson


JULY
July 3 - 29
Clare Curtis - prints
Sara Paynter - ceramics
Meet the makers: Saturday July 4, 2 - 4 pm


clare curtis



sara paynter



sara paynter



sara paynter


AUGUST
August 1 - 31
Jenny Southam - sculptural ceramics
Elaine Nason - prints
Meet the makers: Saturday August 1, 2 - 4 pm


jenny southam



jenny southam


SEPTEMBER
Septenber 4 - 27
Anna Osborne - framed textiles
Kate Reynolds - sculpture
Meet the makers: Saturday September 5, 2 - 4 pm


anna osborne



anna osborne



anna osborne



kate reynolds



kate reynolds


OCTOBER
October 1 - 28
Jacqueline Pooley - ceramics
Rob Wheeler - pots
Adele Brown - stained glass
Meet the makers: Saturday October 3, 2 - 4 pm


adele brown



rob wheeler



jacqueline pooley



jacqueline pooley


NOVEMBER
October 31 - November 29
Diana Ashdown - prints
Jo Arnold - sculpture
Jean McIntosh - ceramics
Meet the makers: Saturday October 31, 2 - 4 pm


diana ashdown



diana ashdown



jo arnold



jean mcintosh



jean mcintosh


November 5 - 15
Window Show for Ways With Words Festival
Julie Carpenter - drawings


julie carpenter


DECEMBER
December 3 - January 17, 2021
Irena Sibrijns - ceramics
Susie Yates - textiles
Olivia Jeffries - jewellery & textiles
Jacky Linney - clay figures
Meet the makers: Saturday December 5, 2 - 4 pm


irena sibrijns



susie yates



susie yates



olivia jeffries



olivia jeffries



jacky linney



jacky linney


CRAFTCO

Very sorry, we are closed until further notice due to coronavirus.
Opening again as soon as circumstances permit.

Submit work to CRAFTCO

We meet once a month to discuss co-op business and consider newly submitted work.
We consider work by any artists living and working in East Anglia.
CRAFTCO is a gallery/shop specialising in applied art.
This means we do not, as a general rule, exhibit photography and paintings.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone, details of which are shown below the map.
Better still, come and visit our lovely shop in the charming coastal town of Southwold.

40A High Street, Southwold, Suffolk
01502 723 211
craftcosouthwold@gmail.com