Studio Hire

Are you looking for a space to host your own Art or Craft based Workshops? 

Our working studio is available to hire for full, part day and evening workshops.

Located at Smithbrook Kilns, a picturesque old brickworks nestled into the village of Cranleigh, on the A281, 20 minutes from Guildford and Horsham.

The studio is our working artist’s studio where we produce artwork and props for visitor attractions and also teach our own painting and craft workshops, so it’s the perfect space for creativity plus, the best bit… you don’t need to worry about the odd paint splatter on the floor!

Your workshop goers will be surrounded by creativity, and sometimes some of our artwork in progress, to help get the creative juices flowing plus with views over the pond it’s a beautiful, quiet, and relaxing space.

    • Tables and chairs to accommodate 12 – 15 people
    • Tea and Coffee making facilities
    • Free Wifi
    • Heating, lighting, plug sockets etc
    • Lots of windows providing natural light and airflow
    • Plenty of Free Parking
    • Relaxing countryside location
    • Toilets and handwashing on-site
    • Bricks Café onsite for lunch*



    The Artifex Studio, 11 Smithbrook Kilns, Horsham Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JJ

    Suitable for:
    • Craft Workshops
    • Art & Painting Workshops
    • Adults
    • Seniors
    • Teenagers
    • Children 10+
    • Craft Groups
    • Daytime
    • Weekends
    • Evenings
    • Corporate days out & team building
    • School holiday workshops & activities (aged 10+)

    Hire Fees:

    Two Hours £45
    Morning or Afternoon (4 hours) £80
    Full Day (8 hours) £150
    Evening (6.30pm – 10pm) £45

    (Including set up and clearing away time)

    Weekly Groups 20% discount
    Fortnightly Groups 10% discount

    Contact Layona via or call 075 4172 1422 to arrange to pop in and have a look around, find out availability and to book.


    Cancellations must be made in writing to, cancellations made less than 5 working days prior to the hire date, and/or no shows will be charged in full.

    Information & Terms:
    • The studio is on ground level except one step outside the front door.
    • The hire includes the use of tables x 5, chairs x 15, wipe clean tablecloths and tea and coffee making facilities. You will be required to bring any equipment you need, whilst there is equipment and tools within the space, we ask these are not to be used to ensure there are no breakages or theft to our equipment.
    • Please note that room hire does NOT include staff, equipment hire, consumables, catering, insurance, PRS, additional cleaning, or marketing activity.
    • Venue not suitable for children’s activities under the age of 10 years, and must be accompanied by supervising adults, this is due to the nature and use of the building and its contents.
    • Activities involving fire, welding, brazing or grinding are not permitted.
    • Tea bags, coffee, sugar etc is included in the hire fee, milk is not provided so please ensure you bring your own if required.
    • Studio hire does not include the use of a sink or running water, public toilets and handwashing facilities are a 10 second walk away.
    • No parking outside of the venue itself except for unloading and loading, there is plenty of visitor parking.
    • Please tidy away (with the exception of dirty coffee cups) and leave the venue as you found it.
    • Ensure the building is properly locked when no one is inside and when leaving.
    • Keep noise levels to a minimum due to other businesses operating nearby and those living onsite.
    • Evening workshops must finish no later than 10pm
    • Breakages to tea, coffee and soft drink facilities are chargeable.
    • If you are a group of likeminded individuals looking for a space to craft together, we will require one person to be responsible for the group, you will be asked to sign our terms and be a point of contact and be responsible for unlocking and locking the building, and the safety of its contents.
    • Ensure your guests are respectful of ‘work in progress’ ensuring there is no damage during your time in the space.
    • Whilst every step will be taken to ensure the safety of the venue to your guests, please be fully away this is a working artist’s studio and you and your guests are asked to be careful when moving around.
    • It is recommended you have your own public liability insurance, our insurance will not cover hirers for damage, liable or injury. Any injury, breakages or theft will need to be covered by yourselves including, but not limited to, breakages or theft of facilities and/or equipment to or within the building of which you will be invoiced for.

    *Bricks café subject to their opening hours