Farnham Craft Town


Farnham was granted World Craft Town status in June 2020

Alice Howard holding a printed fabric

Craft has always been part of the cultural fabric of Farnham. From prehistoric times to the provision of clay and ceramics for the Romans to the internationally renowned makers who call Farnham home today. Craft brings community together and Farnham is full of makers of all ages, abilities and disciplines as well as craft organisations, creative micro-businesses and independent creative industries.

In 2019 the Maltings and Farnham Town Council partnered together on an application to the World Crafts Council to have Farnham designated a World Craft Town in recognition of the special role that craft plays in our community. It is our celebration of craft that makes Farnham unique, from domestic crafts to high-end gallery pieces. Farnham’s reputation for craft makes it an excellent tourist destination thanks to regular craft festivals and events, workshops, studio tours, galleries and a month-long celebration of craft every October.

The Maltings is proud to be part of the craft conversation in the town by providing space and opportunities for people to express their creativity through studios, workshops, festivals, our shop and more.

Find out more about Farnham's World Craft Town here.

Find out more about other World Craft destinations here