<em>Edit Event</em> In the Studio with Whitaker Malem: 30 Years in Fashion, Film and Art
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Leather artisans Whitaker Malem open their studio-home for the first time to exhibit key archival pieces alongside new works exploring sexuality and gender. In addition, Patrick Whitaker and ceramicist Kate Malone discuss the parallels between their disciplines.

Established in 1988,...

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Rupert Bevan, designer, maker, finisher of bespoke furniture and creator of the RB Designed collection, gives a talk and demonstration on a variety of traditional skills including gesso, gilding & verre églomisé and their transfer to modern applications.

Rupert Bevan & Company...

A Celebration of Contemporary Makers at Maud and Mabel
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Maud and Mabel hosts a talk with Akiko Hirai, discussing our pull to the imperfection of handcrafted objects. In addition, ceramicist Sophie Cook exhibits a spring installation of her sculpted pods and vessels. Other demonstrations and exhibitions by renowned artists Yuta Segawa, Celia Dowson,...

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10 May
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Central Saint Martins hosts a provocative evening of debate and discourse on the future of craft. Five influential thinkers respond to the key themes of London Craft Week in a contemporary context.

Together, they wrestle with the question of how to sustain these paradigms in our...

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10 May
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The Guy Goodfellow Collection Showroom hosts an afternoon of interactive demonstrations by renowned wallpaper historian Allyson McDermott and her team.

Guests are invited to participate in demonstrations whilst Allyson discusses the techniques and technology behind her craft, tracking...

<em>Edit Event</em> Ateliers Weftfaced at the Royal Society of Sculptors: Weaving the Martin Creed Commission
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The weavers Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney of Ateliers Weftfaced discuss the process of creating handwoven tapestries for the artist and musician Martin Creed. The audience are invited to ask questions and discuss the process of commissioning a tapestry.

Weftfaced Atelier was opened...

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10 May
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Turquoise Mountain Foundation and Pippa Small celebrate ten years of collaboration through a panel discussion exploring the importance of design in development. Learn about traditional crafts through a series of events with Afghan and Myanmarese artisans supported by the foundation, alongside a...

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Glass artist Jochen Holz discusses his solo exhibition Superficies at Flow Gallery. Holz explores the rarely practiced glassblowing technique of lampworking. His work focuses on the materiality of borosilicate glass, using a unique process to produce rich textures and complex shapes. Tea is...

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Join Petersham Nurseries and La Serra MK Textile Atelier for an exclusive natural dyeing workshop. Create your own apron with a combination of British and Italian traditional techniques including flower printing, painting by hand and stencil printing, using plants and flowers from the nursery...

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Designer Tessa Packard chairs a panel discussion exploring the theme of jewellery as art and the place of the maker in history. She is joined by renowned experts including jeweller to the stars Andrew Prince, Elisabetta Cipriani, founder of the eponymous ‘Wearable Art’ gallery in Mayfair and...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Lettering Arts Trust presents An Elixir of Letters at Chelsea Physic Garden
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Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden. Tom Sargeant and Karoline Newman host a talk and guided tour.

Working in stone and mixed media, artists...

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10 May
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Join ceramic artist Phoebe Cummings in conversation with journalist Becky Sunshine as she discusses why she works exclusively with raw clay, the temporality of her work and her recent collaboration with TOAST.

Phoebe Cummings is a ceramics artist working exclusively with raw clay....

<em>Edit Event</em> Customising Traditional Upholstery at Dudgeon Sofas
10 May
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An upholsterer from Dudgeon Sofas demonstrates their craft, building a piece from raw beechwood to a finished sofa or chair.

Learn how each handmade Dudgeon piece can be customised in their Fulham workshop, whether through changing the dimensions, wood finish, custom leg shape or even...

<em>Edit Event</em> Superimposition: Studio Furthermore at MADEINBRITALY
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Studio Furthermore presents Superimposition at MADEINBRITALY art gallery in Little Venice. View a selection of handmade contemporary ceramic works using their unique 'lost foam' method.

Home to the collaborative works of creative duo Marina Dragomirova and Iain Howlett, Studio...

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10 May
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Unearth the hidden gems of the Natural History Museum on this tour of the Minerals gallery, led by museum curator Robin Hansen and Silvia Weidenbach. The tour includes the opportunity to handle some of Silvia's pieces and tools.

See some highlights from the Museum’s 185,000-strong...

<em>Edit Event</em> Weaving Rattan Lighting at Soane Britain
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Soane Britain is proud to own the only remaining rattan-weaving workshop in Britain. Watch as their craftsmen demonstrate their skill, with particular emphasis on woven lighting designs, and experience the weaving process for yourself. Alongside this, Lulu Lytle talks about the transformative...

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Learn how Robert Kime uses furniture and antiques that hold layers of history and resonate with the past. In conversation with Jeremy Langmead, Robert also discusses why looking to the past when furnishing is currently more important than ever, considering the carbon footprint of new high-...

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11 May
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This talk brings together artists Rosalind Wyatt and Catherine Dormor to discuss the role of materiality as a form of narrative within craft practices. In response, attendees are invited to create their own texts that take inspiration from Rosalind's calligraphic and textile-based work....

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10 May
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Lustrous Surfaces is a cross-cultural display showcasing the rich and diverse traditions of Asian lacquer, placing them in a global context. This gallery talk led by John Clarke focuses on southeast Asian lacquerware, highlighting manufacturing techniques, decorative motifs and distribution in...

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9 May
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Morag Myerscough discusses Corita Kent (1918–1986), reflecting on why Kent’s approach to creativity resonates so much with her own.

‘I feel a deep connection to Corita Kent and her approach as she is about being REAL.’

Kent’s insistence that ‘creativity is based on close...

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