Craft MNL is a venue and platform for sharing our love for making, through teaching various creative activities for people of all ages.
We currently teach crafts shared by our in-house makers, but hope to resume working with our wider community of local crafters, as we put into place a safer learning environment. We hope to be able to do that through individual and small group sessions at our Makati studio, and through our on-demand, online platform over at online.craftmnl.com.
Meet the folks who make up our team–
Lex Reyes is Co-Founder of Craft MNL our resident woodworker and all-around handyman.
He has quite the colorful background, with in-depth experience in group facilitation, marine biology, design and fitness.
Through his work at Craft MNL, he’s fallen in love with Fine Woodworking, and has pursued studies on this at the Brisbane School of Fine Woodworking.
You can see more of his work on Instagram as @lexbreyes.
Marielle Nadal Reyes is Co-Founder of Craft MNL. Constantly excited by the possibility of making (and fulfillment of actually finishing), she’s a multidisciplinary maker, focusing on the areas of embroidery, soap and candle making, as well as sewing.
Trained as a designer, her background lies in the areas of creative communications and social enterprise. She also has a passion for handmade wedding details under the brand Yellowbuglove. You can see more of her work on Instagram as @yellowbuglove.
Mary Velmonte Quevedo has a deep love and commitment for local, and traditional crafts. She started Takatak Project, which focuses on keeping alive the tradition and enterprise of producing paper mache figures traditionally shaped from wood carving, called taka.
Trained at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts where she also currently a lecturer, Mary is a versatile maker, teaching various crafts at the studio. She also works on producing Craft MNL’s DIY content. You can view more of her work on Instagram as @paperlovemary.
Carlo Bulacan was trained in the culinary and hospitality arts at the College of Saint Benilde. But apart from his expertise in these fields, he is also an entrepreneur, a maker, an advocate of Philippine culture, and a member of the famed Bayanihan Dance Troupe.
Carlo brings his entrepreneurial skills and resourcefulness to the team, as he teaches a variety of crafts, and applies the finesse of his culinary and hospitality training to Craft MNL’s workshops and operations. You can see more of his work on Instagram as @carloblablabla.
Ate Flor not only makes magic of our studio mess, she is also on point when it comes to the details of our everyday nitty-gritty–from lovingly wrapping packages, to production work.
She is our resident green thumb, and is a quick learner–capable of ably supporting our resident makers in pretty much any of the crafts we undertake.