We first came across the Mushroom Works before The Crafthood was even a twinkle in our eyes. Once we had set up and were looking for creative business inspiration as well as scouting for makers to approach for The Thoughtful Night Market, this place was on our wish list.
This January, they celebrated their 14th birthday - a truly great achievement! This year, they have opened their doors to include other makers like us to their monthly SHOP@ event. So here's a chance for us to share a little more of what we have discovered about this great creative hub.
Who are they? A non- funded arts organisation supporting a wide range of artists & designers, by providing affordable studios in the thriving Ouseburn. They are also partnered with Brighton Road Studios in Gateshead.
Which artists and designers are there? At the moment, many art and craft specialisms are covered from jewellery to furniture making, illustration to leather work. To list a few residents: Nick James, A.musing, Bethan Laker, Bronwen Deane , Majid Lavasani and Mint Maker Stamp Studio (over at Brighton Road). Some of their handiwork is pictured in the gorgeous products below.