Craft Shop

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Pottery Tool with Craft Shop Engraved on it


The Craft Shop is a creative art space available to SIU students, faculty, staff, and the southern Illinois community. We offer workshops,  private lessons, and group events. Our art supply shop features tools and supplies for ceramics, crafts, custom framing, fibers, painting, drawing, jewelry, leather, metals, sewing, stained glass, architecture, greek items, woodworking, and much more.

Please see Student Center Building Hours for changes for holiday and break schedules.

Craft Shop Summer Hours: 

Main Shop Hours

  • Monday -  Friday, Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Closed - Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, July 4
    • Monday, June 10 & Wednesday, June 12 - Ceramics studio closed for Art Camp. Paint bar will be available for hand building.
Wood Shop Hours
  • Closed for summer

Saluki Spokes Hours, 

  • Closed for summer

craft shop front desk


The Craft Shop is also home to Saluki Spokes, a bike repair shop with basic materials and tools available for checkout.


The Craft Shop is located next to the Big Muddy Room at the south end of the Student Center on the Lower Level. The facilities and workshops are open to SIU students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

The Craft Shop is handicap accessible. For elevator entry, take the passenger elevator located at the cross halls near the University Bookstore on the first floor to the basement (B) level, go through the lounge and past the International Student Council office, then through the hall past the Story of Little Egypt display. If you need help finding us, don’t hesitate to call!