House Portraits

Friday 10 February 2017

The Makery in Barugh Green, Barnsley

I have a new local stockist!

I recently discovered that The Makery in Barugh Green is run by the staff and students from Greenacre School, a school in Barnsley for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and complex needs.

It is such a lovely space - half of the shop is stocked with high quality, crafted items made by both local makers and the learners at Greenacre. The other half is laid out as a vintage inspired cafe, serving homemade cakes and afternoon teas. With it's open plan layout, it's nice to see the table at the back, behind the counter area, where students learn together and where crafting sessions for children's birthday parties take place. It has a lovely, calm atmosphere and a perfect place to stock my work I thought.

The Makery has stocked a selection of my 
illustration prints, colouring books and mugs.

Shopping and eating at The Makery is a lovely way to support both the school and local makers - with donations from artists' sales going towards the school - the cafe and shop provides a place where students can learn in a vocational environment and get work experience. Locally crafted items include home decor and gifts, greetings cards, knitted delights and framed artwork.

To find out more about The Makery, you can visit their Facebook page here.

The Makery, Barugh Green Road, S75 1JT

Opening Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed Sundays