Arts and Crafts in Norfolk
Published date: November 2019
Norfolk has many individual businesses producing an array of different arts and crafts as well as craft centres and shops to purchase all manner of materials. From ceramics, glassware, paintings and woodwork to candles, sculptures, textiles and jewellery, Norfolk has a wealth of talented and creative people who teach, produce, exhibit and sell arts and crafts materials and products across the county.
Here are details of where you can purchase arts and crafts materials, book workshops and demonstrations and buy locally produced handcrafted work. If you are looking for a unique gift or want something for your own home, garden or to wear, the following is sure to be of interest.
Alby Crafts - Alby
Located on the A140 at Alby between the Norfolk towns of Cromer and Aylsham, Alby Crafts is a must for those who have an interest in arts and crafts. Find a superb collection of craftspeople housed in beautifully converted farm buildings close to the north Norfolk coast. Here you can browse the unique work of many craftspeople including handmade bags, a printmaker, textile artist, jewellery makers, glass and enamel products, a fine art sculptor, paper cut artist, upholsterer, wood turner, potter, beekeeper, a dressmaker and more.
Watch them at work, commission a piece of art, browse the exhibitions, purchase a unique gift or book onto a course or workshop. Refreshments are available at Alby Crafts tearoom which are open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. The gardens are also open to visitors, with an entry fee of £2.50 per person.
For full details about what’s on offer at Alby Crafts, including workshops, events and courses, its tearoom and gardens and all opening times, please visit their website.
Alby Crafts & Gardens - Cromer Road, Alby, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7QE
Tel: 01263 768820
Sew Simple - Taverham
Located behind Taverham Garden Centre in Taverham, Norfolk, Sew Simple sells an extensive range of arts and crafts supplies including fabrics, craft kits and games, papercraft, artist supplies, craft books and patterns, sewing machines, haberdashery, needlework and knitting yarns and much much more. Visit Sew Simple and be amazed at what’s on offer, whether you are a complete novice and are looking to find a new hobby or a well-seasoned crafter in need of something particular, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Sew Simple will be happy to assist.
Events, demonstrations and workshops also take place at Sew Simple covering a wide range of different crafts and further details can be found by visiting their website. Sew Simple Social Days take place each Wednesday and cost £4 for half a day and £7.50 for a whole day – booking required. Bring your own arts and crafts projects along and enjoy the company of other like-minded crafters – refreshments included.
To find out more about the arts and crafts products Sew Simple stocks, its opening hours, latest demonstrations and workshops and their Social Days, go to their website.
Sew Simple - Taverham Nursery & Country Shopping Centre, Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HT
Tel: 01603 262870
The Bond Street Shop – Hingham
Find an eclectic mix of original made pieces from many artistic disciplines at The Bond Street Shop in the pretty Norfolk village of Hingham. There are more than 40 contributors who exhibit products here making it the perfect place to browse and shop for home, garden and gift items. These include cards and stationery, ceramics, deli produce, handbags and accessories, home accessories, jewellery, metalwork, paintings and prints, frocks and shoes and more.
To find out further details about the arts and crafts at The Bond Street Shop, please visit their website or give them a call.
The Bond Street Shop - 3 Bond Street, Hingham, Norfolk, NR9 4HA
Tel: 01953 851814
Wroxham Barns – Hoveton
At Wroxham Barns visitors will find a wide range of crafts are showcased and can watch the resident craftsmen and women as they create their pieces. From apple pressing and woodturning, to painting, ceramics, stained glass and jewellery, there is a wealth of arts and crafts at Wroxham Barns. Book a workshop or commission a piece of art, stock up on arts and crafts materials or buy a unique gift for yourself, your home or garden or a gift for someone else. With so many arts and crafts people, creating and selling a vast array of differing products, Wroxham Barns is an ideal place for those who love to be creative themselves or those who appreciate handmade pieces.
To find out more about arts and crafts at Wroxham Barns, please visit their website.
Wroxham Barns - Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Tel: 01603 783762
Owl Tree Crafts – Sheringham
Situated in the north Norfolk coastal town of Sheringham, Owl Tree Crafts is a well-stocked yarn, fabric and craft shop and the perfect place to pick up arts and crafts materials. There are various craft clubs such as a Knit and Natter on a Thursday evening and a Craft and Chat Club on a Thursday afternoon. They also offer a range of different arts and crafts events, workshops and classes.
To find out more about what’s stocked at Owl and Tree Crafts, their opening times and details of events, classes and workshops, please visit their website.
Owl Tree Crafts - 24 Church Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8QS
Tel: 01263 822448
Made in Cley – Cley-next-the-Sea
Discover a group of talented craftspeople who work alongside each other to create beautiful pieces of pottery, jewellery, sculpture and more. Located on the north Norfolk coast in the stunning village of Cley-next-the Sea, buy individual handcrafted items or make something yourself when you book a place on one of their workshops.
For full details about Made in Cley, including workshops and opening hours, please visit their website.
Made in Cley - High Street, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR25 7RF
Tel: 01263 740134
Norwich Art Supplies - Norwich
Located in the heart of Norwich, on St Benedicts Street, Norwich Art Supplies stocks a wide range of arts and crafts supplies including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, papers, printmaking supplies, drawing materials, brushes, pottery supplies, easels and more.
For further information please visit their website.
Norwich Art Supplies - 16 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4AG
Tel: 01603 620229