<em>Edit Event</em> Protecting design: what exactly is “artistic craftsmanship”? A debate hosted by Simmons &amp; Simmons
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The law now grants increased protection to works of “artistic craftsmanship”. But what are they? Join international law firm Simmons & Simmons and a panel of designers, curators and commentators to help shape the future of product design law.

In 2017, changes to UK copyright law...

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The British Ceramics Biennial and sponsor Johnson Tiles present (UN)WOVEN, an exploratory and material-specific presentation of 2017 AWARD-winning artist Tana West at Material Lab. They also announce new developments and opportunities for the BCB's headline exhibition AWARD.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Understanding Ceramics at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre
9 May 18

A guide to understanding ceramics from London’s only dedicated contemporary ceramics gallery. Learn about clay types, making techniques, firing, glazes and different pottery traditions.

This illustrated talk from the curators at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre offers a way into...

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9 May
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5 Hertford Street hosts board game makers Alexandra Llewellyn, Geoffrey Parker, Trevor Pickett , Purling London and Simpson London, along with journalist Caroline Roux, for an evening in celebration of the handmade bespoke board game. 

The evening begins with a conversation between the...

<em>Edit Event</em> Reuse and Sustainability in discussion with Retrouvius
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Maria Speake of Retrouvius, Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds and textile and surface designer Daniel Heath discuss sustainability, reuse and their approach to crafting with journalist Bethan Ryder.

Come and peek inside the jewel-box home of Dashing Tweeds owners Guy & Natasha Hills,...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Alchemy of Glass at FBC London
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Join two emerging glass artists as part of FBC London’s ‘Meeting our Makers’ series. Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, one of the New Ashgate Gallery’s Rising Stars for 2018, and...

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Christopher Howe, of Howe London, and Merlin Wright, creative director at Plain English, discuss their collaborative work in crafting a Georgian-inspired kitchen in the basement of the Howe showroom. The discussion extends to Georgian cake, with samples to try, and Howe tabletop accessories,...

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Join Bremont co-founder Nick English and Toby Bateman of MR PORTER for a talk on craftsmanship, manufacturing and the revival of British watchmaking.

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LINLEY hosts four custodians of luxury brands for a discussion on how they uphold the sensory values of craft to their clients during the customer journey. In conversation are Laurent Feniou, Nick Crean, Lance Patterson and David Snowdon, all exploring a different sense relative to their brand...

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Explore the unique craftsmanship of ecclesiastical vestments and furnishings at the Watts & Co. Westminster showroom. See where these items are carefully designed and hear firsthand from the people who make them.

Founded in 1874, Watts & Co. has a proud heritage of designing...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Making of an Alfie Douglas Travel Wallet
10 May
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Visit the Alfie Douglas workshop studio to learn about the design and making of their Travel Wallet. Follow each step, from the leather tanning process through to design, hand-cutting techniques and saddle stitching, all the way to the final finishing. Also exhibiting at the Beaumont.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Not Just Another Brick in the Wall: Discover the Craftsmanship Behind Battersea Power Station
10 May
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Join David Hills of heritage architects Purcell and Michael Brown, Managing Director of Northcot Brick, as they share the story behind the repair and conservation of Battersea Power Station. Along with the talk, take in an exhibition about Battersea Power Station’s brickmaking process and try...

<em>Edit Event</em> Behind the Scenes at the Chapel Royal, hosted by Helen Chislett, London Connoisseur, with Watts &amp; Company
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A rare, private glimpse into a living piece of British history replete with spectacular craftsmanship. Co-hosted by Helen Chislett of London Connoisseur, the tour is led by Jon Simpson, Serjeant of the Vestry, with Richard Hawker, Creative Consultant & Archivist at Watts & Company....

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A talk with Nicky Shaw, the set and costume designer of Glyndebourne's Madama Butterfly, ahead of its festival debut this May. Nicky discusses her work on Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production and invites you to view costumes and handle set models.

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<em>Edit Event</em> John Smedley Unveils Artistry with Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina
10 May
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A drinks reception to celebrate John Smedley’s newly commissioned artworks by artistic couple Robert Montgomery and Greta Bellamacina. Each piece is inspired by John Smedley’s AW18 collection, which is also exclusively previewed. The evening begins with a talk from the artists.

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10 May 19

House of MinaLima boasts four immersive floors of distinctive designs, from the graphic art of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films to a series of illustrated classic fairy tale books for Harper Collins. MinaLima hosts guided tours, workshops and a talk by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima...

<em>Edit Event</em> Weaving Masterclass and Talk with Dovecot Tapestry Studio at Clothworkers’ Hall
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Dovecot’s weavers discuss Chris Ofili’s The Caged Bird’s Song, the tapestry commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company. Hear how they translated Ofili’s watercolour into woven wool in a lunchtime talk or attend a masterclass and try weaving on a sample loom.

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Discover Maria Svarbova’s photography series, which inspired Delpozo’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection ‘Musicalia’. Visit the London flagship to see the atelier embroiderers at work and sit down for a conversation on art, fashion and craftsmanship between Maria and Caroline Issa, Fashion Director...

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Luxury womenswear brand Le Kilt and experimental design consultancy NORN host an exhibition and workshop to explore the reappropriation of traditional materials through craftsmanship and its relationship to punk subculture. The opening night event includes discussions with industry stalwarts as...

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Jonathan Anderson and Deyan Sudjic examine notions of ethics and responsibility within contemporary craft practice. Spotlighting various projects in this year’s Loewe craft prize, the pair explore how today’s changing world is impacting craft production and making.

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