Tamworth Regional Craft Centre Incorporated


 


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 About Us

Seven craft groups operate out of the Centre, these groups diversify in a wide range of activities associated with their main established craft.

The land and  building were purchased outright in the year 2000 by four of the groups.

The main building (fondly known as the Craft Shed) underwent major internal refurbishing and was adapted to the needs of each craft.

The building was formerly used to manufacture corrugated iron water tanks. The grounds are sufficient to allow onsite parking and now boast an extensive garden layout.





 In 2005 an additional  Shed was completed for  the craft of  blacksmithing.  In 2007 a  further  extension was      made to  the main  building,  expanding the  woodturning and shop  areas. In 2011 two more  extensions were added  to give current groups  more room. One for the  Spinners and Weavers,  the other for the  Lapidary  Club.

 Recurrent costs such as  rates and electricity are  paid from annual  membership and  attendance fees as well  as , special  events and donations. A  Management Committee  meets on a monthly  basis. 


Representatives of each of the operating groups and promotions committees attend this meeting. It is from these meetings that an overall calendar of events is laid down for the Centre.

Groups hold workshops, including outside tutors, demonstrations, organise special displays and activities and have great interaction with community events. Open days are held twice a year.