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, for you 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.

The Making House Flyer May 2020
Workshops at The Making House

Online Courses

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 delivered a number of online workshops throughout 2020 in different formats.

I am hopeful that we may be able to run a few courses with limited numbers come the end of March/April time, but let’s wait and see.

Find out more and book here:


Anna Roebuck

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.

Anna with Gulls low res

​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

Craft Club

Our weekly Craft Club is a key point in my week here at The Making House; in normal times we meet on Friday mornings from 10.30 until 1pm.

In response to Covid – 19

We now meet on Fridays, on Zoom, from 11 – 12.30 instead. You’re more than welcome to join us!! Once booked online I’ll send you a link with the weekly zoom ID. It’s £5 for the session plus materials cost.

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!!


Check out The Making House Craft Club  to see what we to find out more and book here


We offer a selection of craft parties for children and adults.

For children:

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

Art Projects

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.

Away from Home
Anna offers specialist tuition for school groups, (in house or in school) and also 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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