MADE LONDON – Marylebone is an annual contemporary craft and design fair where the very best of national and international designer-makers present and sell their work to the public. Over 120 exhibitors across all media (ceramics, wood, silver, gold, glass, textiles and more) showcase their original, unique and exceptional work to the capital.
THE VENUE – One Marylebone is a stunning former church designed by Sir John Soane. With sweeping staircases, incredible chandeliers and light and spacious characterful rooms, it’s the perfect backdrop for showcasing high end craft and design. Soane Hall has incredible height, lovely ceilings and the beautiful original altar whilst The Galleries on the first floor are light filled spaces from the fabulous large windows.
WHAT TO EXPECT – A friendly, relaxed, highest quality contemporary craft and design fair, where the makers themselves meet the public to discuss inspirations, design processes and future projects, enabling maker / consumer relationships. Work can be bought at the fair or commissions can be taken.
One Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ.
Following the storming success since its launch in 2015, Handmade in Britain will return to Kew Gardens for the third edition of HANDMADE AT KEW in October 2017!
This four-day international contemporary craft event offers you the opportunity to meet and buy directly from over 200 extraordinary designer-makers working across all disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.
It’s a really special chance to invest in beautiful, unique products at a show where you can buy, browse and commission directly from the maker; unearthing the stories, inspirations and processes behind the exquisite work of some of the world’s most talented craftspeople. Most of the work on show can’t be found on the high street so it really is a one-off opportunity to shop for unique products and gifts in very picturesque setting.
The event is housed in an elegant pavilion next to Kew Palace and tickets to the event include entry to both the event and Kew Gardens, allowing you to enjoy the Gardens and crafts to the full. It’s a truly a unique shopping experience and great day out for all the family!
Alison Stockmarr, Angie Lewin, Angus McFadyen, Bob Crooks, Iron Vein – Victoria Govan & Richard Warner, Jan Beaney, Jennifer Hall, Kayo Saito, Laura Baxter, Laura Youngson Coll, Laurance Simon, Lin Sproule, Lisa Ellul, Susie Vickery, Vanessa Hogge, Victoria Walker
Flowers have been an inspiration for artists since time immemorial. The first piece of jewellery was most probably a flower garland and, as the manifestation of plants fecundity, flowers were among the first thing depicted by mankind as pictures of their cultured existence. This group exhibition shows works in many different genres, ceramics to wood engraving, glass to silver and textile and steel; all look at flora as their central theme.
Curated by Gregory Parsons, with Jane Gerrard and Philip Hughes, it was inspired by the work Ruthin Craft Centre has been doing around their pollinator planting schemes over the past two years. As we all become more aware of the importance of insects and pollinators both in our gardens and more widely for crop growing and agriculture, ‘Flora’ celebrates the world of flowers with some amazing pieces of embroidery, slipware and intaglio ceramics, lino print, jewellery, blown glass, metal and mixed media
Meet 170 makers at our two centres in central and south London. Visitors can see behind the scenes in the studios and buy work direct from Cockpit Arts’ master craftspeople and artist-makers, past and present.
– Jewellers, glass makers, weavers, ceramicists… and a host of other crafts
– Featured showcase curated by renowned leather designer Bill Amberg
– Delicious food by Hand Made Food café
– Crafts magazine pop-up stall
– Demonstrations and talks from makers including Dovile Bertulyte, Julie Kouamo, and Lucy McGrath
– Yorkshire born singer Eleanor Rastall will perform summer time jazz tunes during the Friday evenings of both weekends
Holborn · 9 – 11 June
Opening times: Fri 5 – 9pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
FREE ENTRY (Donations welcome)