The Making House

Welcome to The Making House

The Making House was set up in 2011 by Anna Roebuck on return to her home town of Burton on Trent.

We have a downstairs studio space and offer a variety of creative workshops both in house and in venues around the country.

Come along and unlock you inner artist with Anna and her colleagues!


At The Making House you’ll find:

Workshops and Courses

We offer courses in a variety of crafts and practical skills. Many of the courses have a focus on recycling and sustainability. Anna teaches a variety of silversmithing and metalwork workshops and popular for 2017 a variety of felting workshops. We have a regular sewing tutor Bridget, who teaches everything from sewing basics and dressmaking through to quilting and using your overlocker. Each year we bring n guest tutors, in 2018 Sue Clews will be teaching us how to make wire bowls; Joelle Harris will join us to deliver Eco Dyeing with Woad; Andrew Mason delivers a very popular Raku Pottery day…. If you’d be interested in doing other creative workshops do email and let me know what interests you!









Regular Craft Clubs

Our Craft Clubs are very informal, we 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!

Our weekly craft club happens every Friday morning 10.30 am – 1 pm,  £5 including refreshments and cake.

New for 2018 is an evening Craft Club on alternate Monday evenings, 7 – 9 pm, £5 including refreshments. Autumn Dates: Monday dates: 3rd, 17th Sept, 1st, 15th, 29th Oct, 12th, 26th Nov, 10th Dec


Childrens Parties and Making Parties for grown ups

We offer a variety of parties for boys, girls and grown ups too; choose from a variety of craft and jewellery making activities.

We cater for adults too …..Why not book a creative hen party or just have a get together with friends; have a couple of drinks, some nibbles and make something fantastic!



Anna delivers projects around the country, predominantly based around recycling, in particular recycling plastics. The Making House is her studio and is used as a test space for ideas with our creative community often helping to produce and finish work.

We’re always looking for new opportunities to work on collaborative projects too, so if you work with a school or community group do get in touch!


The Making House is owned by Anna C Roebuck

BA(hons) Fine Art, PGCE, MA Creative Collaborations

Anna has over 17 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 also has a variety of commercial ranges of jewellery and products including etched aluminium designs and her recycled plastic ranges.

Learn more about Anna’s creative journey here.

Away from Home
We can also offer specialist tuition for school groups, (in house or in school) and talks on different crafts, sustainability and enterprise.
For more details check out our  projects page and Talks page or drop us an e.mail

Contact Details
T: 07870 995843


  1. Great, look forward to meeting you. We’re open Fridays and Saturdays 10 -5 and we’ve a preview evening this Friday 6.30- 8.30, if you want to come along. Do feel free to message me if you want to drop in any other time.

  2. Hello anna, i called in on your shop in winshill was impressed. liked the log burners made from gas bottles have seen them in use in log cabins near notts and through trememdous heat out. can supply you with a few bottles if you want?

  3. Hello Anna
    I was amazed with your work whilst window shopping in New Mills today . Your fish in Bartons window is superb and the seagulls very comical, especially the one you are asked to be aware of above you!!!! I especially like the recycled lamps and am wondering where you will be based in New Mills on the Sat. assuming you will be there …… Hopefully!
    Thank you
    High Lane

    • Hi Ingrid, that’s great to hear!

      Unfortunately I won’t be at the arts trail in person on Saturday. I can make the lights in to order in most colours and/or I can send you a picture of ones I have made up already. I’ll be collecting the fish and their feathered friends on Monday day and happy to drop things off to the local area.

  4. Hi Anna
    I bought some recycled plastic infused jewellery at Broadlands Romsey years ago. I have been trying to find you since. Pinterest today. Yeah!
    Miss it possible to buy items online.
    I bought earrings and necklace with swirly bits in in with blue turquoise?
    Love your craft. Avril

    • Hi Avril, lovely to hear from you and thanks for seeking me out! So Pinterest does work!! I have lots of new designs and launched a new range ‘Nocean’ that uses recycled plastic bottles…. I also have lots of Bags2riches bits and bobs that I should get back out there …. I’m just not very on it with a sales website at the mo! You can see lots more about my new work here: I’m flat out with orders for the next few weeks, but would you mind giving me a nudge in a couple of weeks and i’ll get some images and prices over. Many thanks, Anna

  5. Hi Anna
    I belong to a local WI and I was wondering what sort of courses/workshops you offer for a group of 10-15 ladies. I saw your jewellery workshop on Facebook which looked really interesting.
    My email is

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