We now have nine craft studios - first and foremost these studios are workshops where craft work is produced by a single maker. Raw materials are transformed, each piece of work is designed and then made on the premises. This is labour intensive, highly skilled work that requires concentration and focus - whilst work is available for sale, the studios are not purely retail outlets.
Craft makers may have to visit commissioning clients, attend exhibitions, craft fairs, international selling events, or be called away at short notice.
Generally studios are all open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (although some open over and above these times). Full contact details can be found on each craft maker's dedicated pages. To avoid any disappointment, we recommend you call before travelling.
Much is owed to the dedication of the original volunteer Board of Directors who 'stuck by' the original idea despite many setbacks, to the generousity of the Moffat family, who purchased and renovated the first two studios in 2002 and to the support of Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire from 2003-2007.
For further information please contact:
Craft Town Scotland
The Barony Centre
50 Main Street
West Kilbride, KA23 9AW
Tel: 01294 829179
Please click on the link below for an updated map of Craft Town Scotland:
From mid January 2018 we will have 2 studios available for rent. If you wish to know more, or would like to be considered for this exciting prospect to develop your craft practice, both creatively and commercially, in a supportive environment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information available from:
Claire Edgar, Business Manager
Craft Town Scotland
The Barony Centre,
50 Main Street,
Download our studio application form CTS Studio Application Form 2012
"Craft Town Scotland:Making and Sharing
Winners of :
- Year of Creative Scotland Creative Place Awards 2012 (population under 10,000)
- Rural Enterprise Category, Ayrshire Business Awards 2011
- Enterprising Britain 2006
- SURF Annual Award, Category of 'Place' in 2006
Craft Town Scotland is a project of the West Kilbride Community Initiative Limited, A Company Limited by Guarantee of Charitable Status
Registered in Scotland 192083/Scottish Charity Number SC 028481
'Craft Town Scotland is a registered trademark and registered with The UK Copyright Services.
Studio 24 is run by Marion E. Kane, Silversmith. Marion Kane is an award winning Scottish silversmith who has been creating silver art works and utensils for over a decade. Marion prides herself in making pieces that can be used in everyday life and reflects this by using textures and shapes that may seem boring and mundane to everyone else.
24 Ritchie Street,
Studio 2 - Happy Hills
My name is Ange Sewell and I weave, knit, crochet, spin, dye, sew, and basically have a go at anything yarn or fibre related.
Living on the West Coast of Scotland helps to fuel my inspiration for my textile creations that are aimed at trying to cosy up your life.
Ange Sewell â€“ Knit 1 Girl 1, is now based at my studio, in the Happyhills craft studios in West Kilbride. From there I will be making and selling my handwoven items, as well as teaching weaving and spinning classes to people of all ages.
Knit 1 Girl 1 also runs an after school Yarn Club at West Kilbride Primary School.
Do get in touch if youâ€™ve any comments or questions about my site or products.
Studio 2 Happyhills,
121-123 Main Street,