Designing a brighter future

PBHA’s Creative Industries provides welcoming spaces for people with a wide range of support needs to build confidence, skills and social bonds, through art, craft and design.

We offer workshops and courses in textiles, joinery and printmaking. Encouraging respect, solidarity and understanding among participants is central to our approach.

This year we piloted Supporting Makers, a project to help budding artisans build the skills to turn their products into a source of income, as independent suppliers to Outpost, PBHA’s shop, gallery and community hub on Holloway Road.

The image in this year’s Christmas greeting card was made by image-maker Kitty O’Leary, who is also a PBHA Board member.

Linda, another participant on PBHA’s Supporting Makers project shares her personal experiences here.