The artist known as Pins

The artist known as Pins

invWhen it comes to business, it’s all about realising your value. It’s a valuable lesson and one that the artist named PINS picked up early. After graduating with a fashion and business degree from the University of Sussex in 2005, he couldn’t find any work he...
Elmi Terjavjainen

Elmi Terjavjainen

“Elmi has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and it has always been a big part of her life. She started drawing alongside her brother, spending hours creating their favourite characters from books, films and cartoons – their dad still has a big...
Bev Jones

Bev Jones

Bev Jones is a Croydon artist who paints colourful scenes of local Croydon life and turns them into eye-catching prints, cards and t-shirts. She started painting in 2012 and first showed her work with the Croydon Arts Society the following year, moving on to exhibit...
Jada Bruney

Jada Bruney

Teen speak and the streets of South London have inspired several creative projects for one of Made in Croydon’s youngest members Jada Bruney. Attending the Brit School in South London, she became aware of all the contrasting voices around her, all of the disparate...
Maxine Alleyne

Maxine Alleyne

Maxine’s photographic journey started with some enforced downtime. At the age of 14 and home sick one day, she started taking photographs – just random images of things around the house that caught her interest, she explains – and a new passion was born. Things really...
Recap: Made in Croydon Christmas Chalet

Recap: Made in Croydon Christmas Chalet

‘Tis the season to be jolly! In collaboration with Croydon BID, we had a Christmas Chalet on Croydon North End to entice shoppers in the run up to Christmas. Special thanks to Cozy Glow for helping us with the set-up and manning it for us, as well as Bev Jones...
Art Exhibiton at Boxpark with Town That Love Built

Art Exhibiton at Boxpark with Town That Love Built

We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities for our members, and for the whole of September we had a first: a collaborative Art Exhibition at Boxpark with the works of Gavin Kinch, The Town That Love Built. It was a hugely successful run and achieved both...
Recap: MIC social and artists spaces

Recap: MIC social and artists spaces

Our biggest social so far this year was held at the then newly opened vegan café Coffee Shotter, which fronts the Nexus co-working site on Croydon High Street. Members enjoyed great talks from two speakers. Nexus founder Mark Sarfo updated everyone on how to set up a...
Made in Croydon Social

Made in Croydon Social

The last Made in Croydon Social was on Wednesday the 25th January, 2017, at the Byte Cafe, 79 High Street, Central Croydon....