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Visit Fortnum & Mason to explore and shop your way through a curation of hand-crafted pieces from seven talented artists and makers. Featuring work by Cockpit Arts’ makers using an eclectic range of materials – precious metals, ceramics, leather, textiles and wood – each exceptional...

<em>Edit Event</em> Unveiled – The Craft of Millinery
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This exhibition brings together British milliners, chosen for their diverse designs and skills, to give an insight into the particular workings and craftsmanship of each. Supported by Fenwick and The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, and hosted by The Art Workers’ Guild.

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Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.

Over the course of five days, Hand & Lock gives the general public a rare chance to see its...

<em>Edit Event</em> A Cabinet of Curiosities III at jaggedart
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The third edition of jaggedart’s A Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition includes a diverse selection of ceramics, paper cutouts, wooden vessels, porcelain and pieces in grass and twigs. Join the artists at the gallery to discuss their works.

Traditionally, cabinets of curiosities...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Science and Art of Pottery: Taiwanese Ceramics Master Jui-Fang Hsueh
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Ceramic making requires artistic vision and precise scientific calculations. Visit Taiwanese engineer-turned-ceramics-master Jui-Fang Hsueh's debut UK exhibition to learn how he experiments with chemical reactions to create his unique pieces. Hosted by Tao Lin Studio, learn about his unique...

<em>Edit Event</em> WOOD – The Living Material
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An exhibition and talk showcasing six artists and craftsmen who use wood to handcraft contemporary pieces that traverse function, art and design. Exhibiting artists and craftsmen include: Ted Jefferis, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Luke Hope, Max Bainbridge, Abigail Booth and Jane Crisp.

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<em>Edit Event</em> The Art of Making at the Art Workers’ Guild
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Master craftsmen and women from the Art Workers’ Guild showcase a variety of craft disciplines, from stone carving to textile design and calligraphy, demonstrating the specialist skills involved in the making process of each.

The Art Workers’ Guild was founded in 1884 by young...

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The New Craftsmen presents Processing Lichen, an exclusive new collection of patinated bronze furniture by industrial artist and designer Charlotte Kingsnorth. 

Featuring bold, architectural forms, this new collection showcases Charlotte’s pioneering lichen patina finish...

<em>Edit Event</em> Hats: Vivienne Westwood
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Vivienne Westwood celebrates British millinery with a journey through the brand’s iconic hat archive. Avant-garde headwear is showcased from some of the most pivotal Vivienne Westwood runway shows, illustrating the ingenuity and intricate craftsmanship involved in bringing a Vivienne Westwood...

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Craft Central hosts Damage and Repair, a talk by Celia Pym, Woman’s Hour Craft prize finalist, followed by a community stitching event with Stitch School which runs throughout the week. Additional workshops, demonstrations and talks on wellbeing in craftsmanship also feature.

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<em>Edit Event</em> The Art of the Plate
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Dudson stages an exhibition of the shortlisted plate designs from students at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design for the project The Art of the Plate.

As part of their course, students completed a ‘Manufacture and Materiality’ module. This provided an ideal...

<em>Edit Event</em> Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters
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Discover the craft of letter cutting with The Hand Engravers Association and The Lettering Arts Trust through a showcase of their artists’ work alongside demonstrations, workshops and tours. See how this ancient skill flourishes in contemporary craft practice.   

The craft of engraving...

<em>Edit Event</em> Take a Moment: A Selection of Korean Crafts at The Han Collection
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Visit the Han Collection, the foremost specialist in Korean arts and antiques, and take a moment to explore the calming ceramics and woodwork of a trio of Korean craftspeople. Korean craft has long been known for the beauty in its simplicity, stemming from Confucian ideals.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Crafting Japan: Materials and Techniques
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Watch artisans demonstrate traditional Japanese skills, including futon making, knife making, dyeing, bamboo carving, urushi lacquering and metalworking, and learn how these ancient techniques have evolved.

Kōgei is the Japanese culture of craftsmanship, which treasures the...

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The Daiwa Foundation hosts Rempei Mizuno, a master in traditional Ainu wood-carving techniques: a rare opportunity to see Ainu craft demonstrated outside of Japan. In the workshop, Rempei guides you in making mukkuri, a traditional Japanese plucked idiophone indigenous to the Ainu....

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Explore work from a diverse range of practitioners at Sugarhouse, a creative workspace and wood workshop run by Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble in partnership with Workshop East. On Friday 10 May, Assemble and Thinking City explore the changing role of craft in our cities with a panel...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Future of Craft
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Design-Nation, with partners Oxo Tower Wharf and Coin Street, have worked together to select and present an inspiring line-up of innovative and forward-thinking makers, including project partner Future Icons.

The curated displays at Bargehouse include new projects, products,...

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Hear how the world’s most recognisable chimneys at Battersea Power Station were carefully deconstructed and restored to their former glory using original techniques, painstaking precision and some inventive solutions.

For the second year in a row, and following the sell-out success of...

<em>Edit Event</em> Gems, Threads and Stories – New Textiles and Jewellery from Six Master Makers
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This exhibition features Birth of Flowers, a retrospective of textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne, alongside new work from jewellers Jane Adam, Louise O’Neill, Suzanne Potter and Joanne Thompson. Plus, don’t miss a hands-on embroidery workshop and talk with textile artist Ekta...

<em>Edit Event</em> Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness
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This exhibition of upcycled, story-led furniture explores the art of sitting down, inspired by Yinka Ilori’s first public commission, Happy Street.

Coinciding with Yinka Ilori’s Happy Street – redesigning the Thessaly Road underpass in Nine Elms, London – Wandsworth...

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