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London Craft Week

May 8 - May 12

London Craft Week

What?

This May London Craft Week will be returning to the capital, with over 240 makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. Guests will be given backstage access to the people, processes and materials behind creating products, clothes, artworks and other crafted objects, from calligraphy to furniture. It’s a platform for artists and makers across all sectors and scales, both UK and international, to showcase the stories behind their work.

Highlights include a huge selection of independent makers, including furniture artist Yinka Ilori who will be redesigning a Nine Elms railway bridge, ceramicist Matthew Raw who will be leading a series of workshops at the Barbican Centre, and textile artist Lora Avedian in residence at Leighton House Museum. Meanwhile galleries, retails and studios across the city will explore specific craft themes, with a special collaboration on Sloane Street examining transformations in the luxury sector featuring brands like Fortnum & Mason, Floris, and D.R. Harris & Co.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at crafts such as upcycling Burberry leather with Elvis & Kresse and hand-making Anish Kapoor-inspired mirrors at Pizhanger Gallery. A series of talks and discussions will also be taking place, including:

  • TOAST on Westbourne Grove will be hosting an evening with embroidery artist Celia Pym
  • Barnaby Barford and Christie Brown will be sharing the insights ‘on the psychology of the creative process’ at the Freud Museum
  • The Conran Shop will be welcoming printing specialists Make-Ready to its flagship store in Chelsea for a five day live screen-printing installation, to create over 300 Bauhaus-inspired prints to mark the design school’s centenary
  • Studioilse will be hosting a dinner and wine tasting with Viennese glassmakers Lobmeyr, exploring the impact of glass thickness on the experience of drinking

Where?

Across London

When?

8 – 12 May

How?

Visit londoncraftweek.com for the full programme of events

Details

Start:
May 8
End:
May 12
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.londoncraftweek.com

Venue

London

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