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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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    CRAFTCO
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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 2017
Upstairs Gallery

NOVEMBER
Friday 3rd - Tuesday 28th
Craftco Prints Selection
Betty Pepper - 'Living On The Edge' installation
Polly Fern - ceramics


betty pepper


polly fern

Private View Saturday November 4th, 2 - 4

November Window
Saturday 4th - Sunday 19th
Tessa Newcomb - paintings


tessa newcomb

DECEMBER
Saturday 2nd December - into January 2018
Christmas Show + Christmas Window
Jenny Nutbeem - textiles
Virginia Storey - jewellery
Jo Scholfield - ceramics & rag rugs


jenny nutbeem


virginia storey


CRAFTCO Opening Times


Monday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday sometimes closed
but usually open during school holidays
please check by phoning the shop on 01502 723 211
Thursday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm


If you are interested in ordering any item, please phone 01502 723211 during opening hours.

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
irena.sibrijns@gmail.com