The Making House
Hi, welcome to
The Making House!
The Making House, is a creative workshop space in Burton on Trent, run and owned by me, Anna Roebuck!
The Making House is my studio and also a dedicated workshop space where you can learn and develop your skills in a variety of crafts. My aim is to provide high quality workshops that enable you to enhance your skills, support you in your creative journey and, of course, to leave with something you’re proud of.
Many of the workshops are taught by myself. I’m a qualified teacher and have been delivering creative workshops for over 18 years in many different formats. I also like to bring in guest tutors, so that I can offer new and exciting projects to support my programme.
As we can’t gather at the moment due to Covid -19, I’ve developed a selection of online workshops that you can do at home under my guidance. The shift from physical to digital was a swift learning curve, but I’ve loved the challenge and have already delivered a number of successful online workshops.
I am hopeful that we may be able to run a few courses with limited numbers come the end of July, but let’s wait and see.
Here’s what’s coming up in June and July:
Find out more and book here:
Art and Jewellery
A little bit about who I am. I’m a mixed media artist, working in lots of mediums, but I’m best known for recycling plastics. I’ve been working in recycled plastics since setting up my first business Bags2riches in 2001.
Like many artists I have a portfolio practise; I make work to sell, create bespoke works of art and jewellery, teach workshops, deliver residencies, give talks and much more besides. No week is ever the same. My favourite bit is experimenting, designing and coming up with new ideas and one off pieces.
I make and sell a selection of jewellery and artwork
The colourful ‘Nocean’ range is created from recycled plastics using specialist techniques developed by myself.
‘Out of Line’ is a range of jewellery and artwork created from etched metals, it explores my love of drawing, particularly nature and industrial heritage.
You can find out more and buy my work at
Our weekly Craft Club is a key point in my week here at The Making House; we meet on Friday mornings from 10.30 until 1pm. It’s £5 per session plus materials if you need them.
Craft Club is not a workshop, it’s a space for us to experiment, try out lots of new crafts and share ideas, but more than anything it’s a chance to meet up with other like minded people and have a good old chat! We take it in turns each week to introduce a theme and together work out what to do, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn‘t!!
In response to Covid – 19
We’re currently meeting on Fridays, on Zoom at 10.30 – 12 instead. You’re more than welcome to join us!! Once booked online I’ll send you a link with the weekly zoom ID and will post out materials if you need them. £5 for the session plus materials cost.
Our Zoom Craft Club sessions commence on Friday 29th May
Find out more and book here
We offer a selection of craft parties for children and adults.
simple jewellery making, bead butterflies, air dry clay projects and recycled sculptures.
For adults and teenagers:
Jewellery making, wire/paper flowers, various wet felt and needle felt projects.
Sadly there are no parties at the moment, but if you want to book a date for later in the year, all deposits will remain refundable should we not be able to go ahead due to Covid 19 regulations.
Check out the party page for more information
or email me at email@example.com
I deliver projects around the country, predominantly based around recycling, in particular recycling plastics. I’ve worked in many settings from schools, to community groups to festivals to Young People’s Exclusion Units.
I’m always looking for new opportunities to work on collaborative projects too, so if you work with a school or community group and you’re interested in me working with you, please do get in touch!
View some of my projects
on the Projects Page
The Making House is owned by
Anna C Roebuck
BA(hons) Fine Art Tapestry, Drawing and Painting. PGCE. MA Creative Collaborations
Anna has over 18 years experience in helping all ages to have fun and express themselves through making objects and art, she is a qualified teacher and a master recycler. She designs, makes and sells a variety of Jewellery and Art including etched aluminium designs and her recycled plastic ranges.
Learn more about Anna’s creative journey here.