We are a thriving and dynamic studios, home to a number of gifted artists and designer-makers from a variety of different disciplines, such as ceramics, glass, mixed media, jewellery, textiles, fashion, costume and illustration.
Opened in May 2013 by internationally renowned designer Wayne Hemmingway MBE, The Sorting Office is a place where creative things are made and happen and people see the world differently.
VIDEO: The Sorting Office's Summer Open Studios 2016
Born out of a need for affordable workspace for businesses in the creative sector, the studios were forged from an old postal sorting office in the heart of Eastleigh Town Centre, with assistance from Recreate, a European funding programme that aims to bring empty commercial properties back to life by transforming them into business clusters for artists.
Our role is to support and promote the work of our talented residents, to give them a voice for their unique and exciting work. Through mentorship programmes, business advice, workshops and exchange opportunities, we work closely with our artists to ensure their businesses thrive and flourish. We believe there should be no limit on their ambition.
As well as providing a platform to showcase our resident's works, we offer a point of contact for buyers as well as those who wish to commission their own piece of work.
The Sorting Office is now a destination, with each designer-maker and artist in residence creating a wealth of wondrous, often award-winning, designs all showcased from the creative hub.
Where to Find Us
37 Wells Road
The Sorting Office is situated in Eastleigh Town Centre, 5 minutes away from the bus and train terminals, with access via Market Street, High Street and Wells Road. Please park in town centre car parks. The nearest convenient carpark is the Swan Centre.
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The Sorting Office has been funded by RECREATE. RECREATE is a cross-border project to boost economic regeneration and create jobs through the development of the creative industries supported under the cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) - England. It is an Eastleigh Borough Council project and managed by 'a space' arts:Growing Creative Communities.