Grandey’s Place is a philanthropic venture created to help sustain and nurture the UK’s Heritage Crafts. Many of the UK’s Heritage Crafts are under threat of extinction* and craftspeople themselves often struggle with overly priced but poor working conditions.
In 2019, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and The Heritage Crafts Association, Grandey’s Place began welcoming craftspeople to light-filled studios set within the tranquil Hertfordshire countryside. Our 20 studios range in size from 250 sq ft to 1000 sq ft and are offered with generous subsidies to those in need of support.
All our resident craftspeople have painstakingly trained and educated themselves to the highest levels of their respective craft. Grandey’s Place offers them an important sense of community and exposure to an eclectic mix of colleagues approaching the peak of their own respective crafts.
Grandey’s Place offers visitors the opportunity to ‘Gift a Commission’ and experience the secret world of true British craftsmanship. In addition, Grandey’s Place invites visitors to attend both masterclasses and practical courses led by some of our nation’s finest practitioners. Such experiences reveal the beauty and mystery of heritage crafts that are, unfortunately, at risk of slowly slipping out of our collective consciousness.
*Please see The Heritage Craft Association’s Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts