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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

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 2019
Upstairs Gallery

FEBRUARY
February 12 - February 26
CRAFTCO SALE


craftco sale


craftco sale


MARCH
March 2 - March 31
UCS Lowestoft Campus
BA(Hons) Design
Private View Saturday March 2, 2-4 pm


lowestoft college


APRIL
April 4 - April 30
CRAFTCO SPRING SHOW


virginia storey


zoe rubens


MAY
May 3 - May 29
Paddy Peters - decorated pots and ceramic sculptures
Penny Bhadresa - linocut prints and collages


paddy peters


penny bhadresa


JUNE
June 1 - June 30
Sally Mills - glass and ceramic wall pieces
Marion Stuart - porcelain ceramics
Private View Saturday June 1, 2-4 pm


marion stuart


marion stuart


sally mills


JULY
July 3 - July 30
BIRDS
by Sarah Bays, Julie Carpenter, Sylvia Dales,
Joe Lawrence, Alice Lee, Maureen Minchin,
Jane Mitchell-Finch, Anna Osborne, Paddy Peters,
Jacqueline Pooley, Irena Sibrijns
Private View Saturday July 6, 2-4 pm


anna osborne


julie carpenter


maureen minchin


jacqui pooley


sylvia dales


AUGUST
August 2 - September 1
Clare Pattinson - automata
(Photo by Dik Ng)


clare pattinson


SEPTEMBER
September 4 - September 29
Ann Lee - painted, drawn and stencilled ceramics
Heather Hodgson - landscape collages
Private View Saturday September 7, 2-4 pm


ann lee


OCTOBER
October 3 - October 29
Jo Scholfield - ceramics and rag rugs
Holly Scholfield - prints
Private View Saturday October 5, 2-4 pm


jo scholfield


jo scholfield


holly scholfield


NOVEMBER
November 1 - November 18
WINDOW EXHIBITION
Tessa Newcomb - paintings on a Southwold theme



Upstairs Gallery
November 2 - December 1
David Jones - relief prints and etchings
Ni Gooding - silkscreen prints
Gail Durbin - enamelled vessels and painted jewellery
Fiona Shreeve - printed ceramics
Private View Saturday November 2, 2-4 pm


david jones


ni gooding


gail durbin


fiona shreeve


DECEMBER
December 5 - January 14, 2020
Jacky Linney - jackets and bags
Jenny Nutbeem - scarves and textiles
Private View Saturday December 7, 2-4 pm


jenny nutbeem


jacky linney


CRAFTCO Winter Opening Times


Monday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday closed except for school holidays
Thursday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

closed for lunch every day 1.00 pm - 2.00 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
craftcosouthwold@gmail.com