There are some exciting new changes including Gallery of Makers happening at Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Situated in the rural heartland of West Dorset the craft centre was opened over 25 years ago, a re-development of redundant agricultural buildings.


Broadwindsor Craft Centre has a dedicated visitor base, often referred to as “Dorsets Best Kept Secret“. The centre is now undergoing a major facelift with a stunning new restaurant “Staddle Stones” already wowing the crowds.

One of the first arrivals in the newly built studio’s, at the back of the Restaurant is the Gallery of Makers (formerly The Attic Gallery). Now being run by Clare Colby Gallery of Makers will be in a new, more accessible downstairs location. Helping visitors in their quest to find that perfect handmade item, either for themselves or as a gift. The new studio’s will also be home to an education room. Some of the Gallery of Makers artists and craftsmen will be running engaging and informative workshops here. More details on the Workshop Diary at the top of this page.


Clare Colby has had connections with Broadwindsor Craft Centre since the early 1990’s. Clare says “… this is such a perfect opportunity. Little did I know all those years ago when I drove my boss (Greeting Card Publisher), to Broadwindsor. For a meeting with Terry Whitworth (Illustrator). That some years later I would meet my husband, move to West Dorset, have a family and continue, not only my own work with paper but also take on the management of Gallery of Makers, in an area I love …” 

Twelve Artists and Craftsmen from the Attic Gallery will be moving downstairs to Gallery of Makers. You can find out more about them by clicking on the Makers heading in the menu above. The move will take place over the first May Bank Holiday and the doors will be open from Tuesday to Sunday every week.