|From the Camelot Herald grab bag:|
"Q. I notice that there is an Alchemy table in Grimspound, but I can't find a Spellcrafting or Alchemy merchant nearby. Is there one, if so where? If not can we have one please? The table isn't much use without one.
A. There aren?t any alchemy merchants nearby because that area was not really meant to be a full-fledged crafting area. It was put in more for decoration and ambiance. You?d do much better if you go to your capital city and craft there. When crafting in Jordheim, Tir na Nog, and Camelot City , players receive a 10% bonus to crafting speed and a 5% bonus to skill gain chance for all tradeskills."
Just for the record, there's another "decorative" table in the church ruins behind Cornwall Station in Albion as well...like this one, functional but of little use without merchants handy nearby. The best place to craft, as always, is in your capital city. However, if you need a change of scenery and the bonus isn't particularly important to you, check here for a full list of each realm's table locations and merchants ready to serve you.