Craft in Common: Online Workshops

Craft in Common is a series of five creative online workshops with artist Alinah Azadeh. It has been co-commissioned by MAC and  Craftspace  for a forthcoming national touring exhibition We Are Commoners. 

Our partners are St. Paul’s Community Development Trust and The Active Wellbeing Society’s Share Shack in Balsall Heath.  

“The commons means: things we share, places we share, systems we share, ideas we share, culture we share.” - Peter Barnes, On the Commons co-founder 

Craft skills are commonly shared across all cultures and Alinah has created a resource for making things to get through difficult times. Making things together in solidarity as a community in our home city of Birmingham, across the nation and the world. 

Each workshop is themed to relate to a human value or experience such as; courage, care, connection, loss and emotional repair. Alinah invites you to make these objects for yourself or to gift to someone else. 

Share your makes and stories with us on social media using the hashtag #wearecommoners - and be sure to tag us!

If you are interested in showing objects you make alongside the exhibition, please email Craftspace at or call 07394 745 865. 

Find out more about this project and the We Are Commoners exhibition here.