Maws Craft Centre

About Maws Craft Centre

Maws Craft Centre is a vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian tile factory, this unique destination invites visitors to explore a diverse array of artisan studios, galleries, and independent shops. The origins of Maws Craft Centre date back to the late 19th century, when it served as the headquarters of Maw & Co., once the world’s largest tile manufacturer. Today, the factory’s historic charm is preserved, providing a distinctive backdrop for a contemporary celebration of arts and crafts.

Maws Craft Centre is home to an eclectic mix of artisan studios and galleries, each offering a unique glimpse into the world of handmade craftsmanship. The independent studios and shops showcase a wide range of artistic disciplines. Visitors have the rare opportunity to meet the artists, observe their creative processes, and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces directly from the makers.

Some of the artists and creative studios you can find at Maws Craft Centre include:

  • Pottery & Ceramics
  • Glass Art
  • Textile Art
  • Jewellery
  • Homeware & Decor
  • Gifts & Souvenirs

Not only can you see these artists creating their pieces they also hold regular workshops allowing you to learn some of the skills involved and have a go at creating your own pieces. There is also The Tile Press Cafe on site with a secret garden within it, creating a charming and magical feel that encompasses the whole atmosphere of this great place.

The historic setting, combined with the vibrant community of artisans and makers, creates an inspiring and enriching experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking to admire beautiful craftsmanship, purchase unique handmade items, or unleash your own creative potential, Maws Craft Centre offers a warm welcome and a wealth of opportunities to explore.

What Coalport Station Thinks

As well as being regular visitors ourselves, the Maws Craft Centre is always one we recommend to our guests. If you enjoy quirky and artistic places then it is definitely the place to see while staying with us. There is always something different to see and experience and many of our guests say it was the highlight of their trip. The breakfast in The Tile Press Cafe is one of the best in the area as well as the handmade cakes and good coffee.

Details About Maws Craft Centre


Phone: 01952 883030

Visiting Time: We recommend at least 1 hour

Distance From Coalport Station: 3.2 Miles (driving) 1 Mile (walking)

Price: Free to enter, prices vary for independent shops

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week – opening times vary for cafe and shops

Dog Friendly: Yes in courtyard & cafe – this may vary in some shops

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