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Studio Opportunities at Craft Central

We have two studio opportunities available here at Craft Central at the moment. Both studios are located in our Clerkenwell Green building in central London just minutes away from Farringdon Station. The first is south facing on the 2nd floor of the property with excellent natural light. At 90sqft it is one of the our smaller studios but it is perfect for someone working alone. There is plenty of overhead storage space, thanks to the high ceilings. The second is on the first floor, over-looking our small internal courtyard. This unit is 110sqft and boasts excellent existing storage, a Belfast sink, and due to the height of the ceiling there is plenty of scope for reconfiguration to create more working space. Currently used by a fashion designer the space could easily be fitted out to suit any purpose.

Craft Central's two studio buildings are home to a wide range of design talent. Whilst this studio is currently being used by a silversmith, we are keen to recieve applications representing a variety of craft disciplines.

By joining the Craft Central community, you'll take part in our twice-yearly Open Studios, which are an ideal oppoertunity to meet the public and generate sales & commissions. Other benefits include free membership to the Craft Central Network. See the website for details on the membership advantages: craftcentral.org.uk/membershipbenefits

All enquiries to Paul Hart at paul.hart@craftcentral.org.uk

Staff Changes At Craft Crentral

Our Craft Central team is getting bigger. Please read a few words about our new starters from the Chair of Trustees.

Louisa Pacifico

I am delighted to announance on behalf of the Trustees that Louisa will be joining us at Chief Executive on the 3rd August '15.

Louisa has been Head of Sales and Marketing as Clerkenwell Design Week and was previously with Upper Street Events supporting New Designers.

She is well known in the industry for her many successes with high quality and high impact events and her passion for design and making. We have recruited Louisa with her great understanding of the design world to bring her talents to building the Craft Central brand, supporting our craftspeople and developing the projects, events,  partnerships and corporate relationships that are essential to our future.

Paul Hart

Paul joined us in early May as Facilities Manager with a remit to bring a professional approach to facilities management and is looking after the buildings and all buildings related issues. Paul oversees legal matters related to the buildings and the health and saftey of people who work visit us. He manages sub contractors and the letting of studios and liases with licensees and hirers of exhibition nad other spaces on all facilities related maintenance and mangement issues. He is also deputy to the Chief Executive and leading on internal systems and administration including IT.

Letisha Vilkhu

Letisha has recently joined as the Office Administrator. Initially she is concentrating on our administration systems and processes and will work with the consultants we are using to improve our databases and develop a much better website.

Letisha has been studying Computer Science as Aston University. She has extensive experience of a number of software programs and of website development and social media. She also brings small business skills from the creative world through her invlovement in the family designer wear business.

 

Furthermore, Peter Cload has been greatly improving our accounting processes and reducing the amount of time these take. He will continue to work with us as Financial Manager one day a week, normally Tuesday.

Emily Mackillop will continue part time with book keeping, working mostly from home but coming in on Tuesdays. She is currently concentrating on her exquisite embroided portraits and will be exhibiting in the Showcase in October.


 

New Designers offer for Craft Central Network members

We are pleased to be able to offer Craft Central Network members a special ticket offer from New Designers. The upcoming event Business Design Centre is an important exhibition for emerging design. Part 1 is 24 - 27 June and Part 2 the week after 01 - 04 July.

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