About Us


Craft Theory is a local Lakewood, WA creative community center where people of all abilities can come together and create. The center will be a three-part business showcasing local artists and makers. With a retail section, all types of creative classes, and co-working space available, Craft Theory is the perfect place for budding artists and those who want to support them.

Our Vision is to break generational cycles of poverty by providing a space with access to support, resources, and opportunities for those in single income households. 

We will do this by providing a safe location for families and individuals to experience art and access resources, hosting educational opportunities for those in need, and generating community support from local citizens, businesses, and municipalities. The space will also function as a community gathering location for arts, creativity, and experimentation.

Craft Theory was originally started by Meredith Russell after she discovered fluid painting in 2018. While she’s always felt creative because she didn’t excel in traditional arts she felt like she didn’t belong in the art world. Fluid painting opened the door to more abstract arts and a rabbit hole of experimentation. She has a passion for supporting local artists and makers, and for giving the next generation the chance to create without expectations. 

The creative community center at Craft Theory is the culmination of so many dreams, and we can’t wait to welcome you in.