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The Creation Station's Sarah Cressall features in Craft Business Magazine

Sarah Cressall's kitchen start-up business was designed to give her own three young boys, creative opportunities to spark their own journey of exploration, discovery and learning.   Sarah also thought that other people would enjoy running their own flexible and rewarding business.  That was 2002 and now The Creation Station has inspired over one million children and adults through an amazing team of one hundred plus franchise owners. The business has been recognised by a whole roomful of awards and has featured on BBC, CBeebies, ITV, SKY and MTV.   

There is no slowing down Sarah's drive to promote creativity.  Sarah's  book "Creative Sparks - ideas to inspire you and yours " shot to number one on Amazon within the first 24-hours. Since then, Sarah has been out and about speaking at events, conducting radio interviews and attending award ceremonies. With one focus in mind, Sarah continues to work to help promote creativity in all aspects of our lives including education, entertainment, recreation, well-being and care.     

Naturally, Craft Business magazine is a fitting publication for a one-to-one question & answers session with Sarah and here's what they talked about... 

Sarah Interview 1.1  

The Creation Station now provides  opportunities to get creative in lots of ways, from creative baby and preschool classes, arty parties, creative after-school clubs and school workshops, adults craft events and workshops for the elderly, plus event entertainment for corporate days, shopping centres and festivals. Activities include super slippery slime fun, to baby's first Christmas canvases, to painted wine glasses to shopping centre murals. 

The classes, events, parties & workshops are available for all ages, quite literally 0-99 years and beyond if you'd like! 

Sarahs Book Mock Up

Sarah's book, "Creative Sparks", details the journey of The Creation Station, but also Sarah's journey and how a creative approach has helped her as a child, mum and business owner.

The book is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for you and yours and there are fifty-two low cost and easy ideas to inspire the kids plus lots of activities to help your own creative juices flow.

Sarah interview 1.2

Within the article, Sarah talks about what she looks for when introducing new business owners to The Creation Station, and what she believes is the magical ingredient to a successful creative business. When talking with Craft editor Mark Hayhurst Sarah said:

"Having a business with a purpose makes all the difference.  We have been able to make a positive difference to so many because of the calibre of our franchise owners. They also care about making a difference and are people people! They like being around people, kids and adults, they are proactive and have a positive attitude.” 

To read the full article visit - Craft Business Magazine 

If you would like to find out more about joining our network of Creative Business owners click here for an information pack

Check us out on Facebook too - we'd love to see your Creative Sparks! 

If you'd like to find creative classes, parties, events, workshops or after-school clubs pop your postcode in here and we'll put you in touch with your nearest Creation Station Inspirer!  

What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

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11th Aug

Professionally delivered

Professionally delivered, fun, arty sessions even during Covid. Keeps everyone engaged in the task(s). My 7 & 10 year old really enjoy going. We've accessed free sessions and a 12 week paid block, delivered as an after school club.

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10th Aug

So much fun with Emma!

My 3 year old daughter is having a great time on Emma’s “shapes” course via Zoom! Emma is great at interacting with the children, and always looks at what they’ve made and makes encouraging comments on what they are doing, which my daughter really loves. Emma’s course is great fun with songs and plenty of ideas to expand imaginations!!

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10th Aug

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time…

Both children (9 & 11) had a great time on Claire's session and wanted to book more. It's fun learning for all.

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10th Aug

Would recommend

Everything was provided. Fun session. My daughter really enjoyed it and asked about future sessions. Have booked again

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9th Aug

Absolutely loved the slime workshop

Absolutely loved the slime workshop, social distancing was great and loads of sanitisation.

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8th Aug

Holiday club fun

My daughter had a great time at holiday club. She came home proudly showing off all of her lovely creations! She had such a brilliant time and I would definitely recommend to others.

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8th Aug

A great holiday club for my boys

A great holiday club for my boys. They very much enjoyed crafting for two days, made some fantastic creations and had lots of fun. Thank you Sara ☺️

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8th Aug

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of…

My daughter said to give 5* .Both of them absolutely loved it. Thank you xx

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7th Aug

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the…

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club session at Withycombe, when I asked how many stars she would give Sara's sessions, she said 10!

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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!