Arts and Crafts in South Woodham Ferrers

A surprising number of creative people make things from various media in South Woodham Ferrers. These are sold at craft fairs or local Christmas Fayres. RHS Hyde Hall hosts regular Craft Fayres where craftsmen display and sell high quality products.

There are a few clubs where groups of like-minded individuals come together at set times to share knowledge and make their crafts together. Admittedly, most of these are groups of retired people, some under the umbrella of the University of the Third Age, Women's Institute and church groups.

There used to be a pottery painting shop in South Woodham but that closed down a fair time ago. The nearest now is probably at Barleylands near Billericay.

Crafts for Kids

The Mother and Toddler Group which meets on Tuesday mornings at the Evangelical Church in Hullbridge Road has a crafts table for pre-school children. One of the Churches also runs ‘messy church’ on a Sunday morning which involves crafts but there are no dedicated arts and crafts classes for kids otherwise.

Adults fare much better and a good selection of artistic skills are practised in and around the town.

Arts and Crafts Interests for Adults

KnittingFabric and Wool crafts

Knit and natter
Arts and crafts groups
Sewing Bees
Tapestry and embroidery

Paper Crafts

Card making


Fine Art, watercolours, acrylic and oils
Silk Art and Painting on Silk

pottery making south woodham ferrersPottery and ceramics




Working with glass

Glass Fusing
Stained Glass windows and lamps
Glass engraving

Making things from wood

Wood carving and turning
Picture framing

Metal work

Jewellery Making
Metal sculptures
Wrought iron


Candle making

General arts and crafts

Dolls House Making
Hot press printing