The Craftship

The Craftship

Our new space & creative hub, The Craftship!

Launching now is The Craftship, the newest addition to the fleet - our creative hub. This space will hold creativity in different forms through a dynamic series of workshops, galleries/pop up space and community groups.

The new space aims to further support creativity in the community, complimenting what we already do in the Made in Ashford collaborative shop. We will offer more creative workshops, space for community groups, there will be a pop up gallery/shop space, plus an area to sell kits and craft components too. All of these things we have been successfully trialling in Made in Ashford for some time. 

blast off

We have been a base in Kent for creative businesses to sell their creations in a bricks and mortar shop or with us online at Made in Ashford, since 2015. All run by us, Craftship Enterprise CIC. Here you can find handmade and locally designed goodies in a fun, welcoming and inclusive space. It is incredibly exciting to be launching the next part of our journey! 

We are supporting and supported by our community of creatives and businesses helping them to fly.


We believe

We believe:

  • In supporting each other.
  • Looking after the environment is important.
  • Creativity brings people together.
  • Sharing skills and knowledge improves us all.

 take me to your workshop leader!

Take me to your leader!

We are looking for workshop leaders. Are you a creator looking to share your skills with others? We believe in "learn, create, share" so much we had it printed on our windows! We feel that it is important to learn creative skills, put them into practise and then share them. That is why we are offering a downstairs, accessible space for creatives to hold workshops.

If you run a creative community group you too can get involved and use the space or if you can think of any other use and want more info click here.



gallery pop up space in Ashford

Showcase & tell

The main space in the Craftship is a gallery/pop up space which will be dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists, creators, community groups and small businesses. The space can be manipulated and changed to suit what you want to show off, we hold props, plinths and tables that you can borrow too.

If you are interested in using this space as a showcase of your work, we are very open to ideas for its use.

For more information and to register your interest click here.


Makers gonna Make

Makers Gonna Make!

This project is about nurturing creativity, and we are really interested in inspiring potential creators to try something new at home by selling kits and craft components. We want to support small businesses and sell kits that they have produced and put together. We also want to supply sustainable craft components. If you sell craft kits or components, we would love to hear from you here!

For more information and to register your interest click here.

we need you pennant


Would you like to volunteer with us at the Craftship? We are looking for some amazing people who want to support creativity in the community and help art be available and accessible for the community in Ashford.

For more information and to register your interest, click here.


We support local creative businesses and creativity in the community. Together we can craft a better future!

Together we can craft a better world