<em>Edit Event</em> A Celebration of British Craftsmanship
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In 2018, Julian Calder, renowned portrait photographer, travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom photographing 100 of QEST’s Alumni, revealing a wealth of skills, knowledge, respect for traditions and innovative spirit. The result, along with the stories of these extraordinarily...

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The Freud Museum invites artists Christie Brown and Barnaby Barford to explore the creative process behind the production of their work, chaired by psychoanalyst Lesley Caldwell. Both artists have formerly exhibited their work in the unique space of Freud’s former home, 20 Maresfield Gardens....

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Join Danielle Thom, Curator of Making at the Museum of London, for a tour of the museum’s ceramics and glass collection and find out more about London’s ceramic history.

The Museum of London holds a vast and eclectic collection of ceramic and glass wares. This tour is an opportunity to...

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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> Potteries and Potters: London Delftware Explored
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On Thursday 9 May, experts explore how English Delftware riverside potteries between the 17th and 18th centuries played a significant role in London’s early industrial history. On Saturday 11 May, come, make and decorate a large-scale clay sculpture.

London’s Delftware Potters: Who...

<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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8 May
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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> Penny Lecture and Craft Workshops at Morley College London
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On Friday 10 May, writer and former Crafts editor Grant Gibson explores How craft got hip...and can it stay that way?, asking whether craft’s popularity is simply a moment in fashion or if it will prove to be genuinely long-lasting. Sunday 12 May sees a day of interactive craft...

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London Bronze Casting: The Collection is a showcase of 25 artworks in bronze by contemporary artists and designers, hosted by Squire & Partners at The Department Store. The works – including Slave by Toby Ziegler, The Astronomer by Studio Toogood and Power...

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An exhibition showcasing metalwork by Ane Christensen and jewellery by Daphne Krinos, highlighting the common threads that run through both makers’ practices. Alongside finished pieces, the designers display models and objects that help reveal their making process. The exhibition continues...

<em>Edit Event</em> Professional Development Talk by Kate Malone
10 May
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Internationally renowned ceramic artist Kate Malone discusses her career, inspiration and practice in The Kiln Rooms ceramics studio, followed by a Q&A.

The Kiln Rooms are proud to host internationally renowned ceramic artist Kate Malone. From egg cups to architectural facades, Kate...

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Led by journalist and curator Corinne Julius, Vanguard Court ceramicists host a talk and discussion covering topics including their varied practices and the benefits of working independently but in close proximity. Followed by an opportunity to visit their studios.

An evening event at...

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Discover the work of Zuza Mengham, a London-based multidisciplinary artist, through a collection of sculptures exhibited throughout the J&M Davidson boutique. On Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May, Zuza discusses how she works with her medium, what inspires her and how she creates her unique...

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10 May
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An installation rising through the heart of The Gaslight, a redeveloped historic building in Fitzrovia. A presentation is given by the fabricators, architects and developer to provide insight into this unique project, where high quality craftsmanship is embedded into the fabric of the building...

<em>Edit Event</em> Material Matters: Pigment Symposium and Historic Carving Open Studios at City & Guilds of London Art School
10 May
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The Art School hosts a symposium of talks focusing on pigment as an essential material for makers throughout history. In addition, their historic carving studios are open to the public – watch the live carving competition and have a go at stone carving yourself.

Part of the Art School's...

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8 May
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In Jordan, 12 miles from the Syrian border, a group of Syrian refugees and Jordanian citizens have been learning traditional stonemasonry skills to become the craftspeople and conservators of the future. Hear more about this remarkable programme during a talk.

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<em>Edit Event</em> An Annual Celebration of Modern Craft at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery
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A celebration of over 50 makers with three distinctive elements – a showcase, shop and series of workshops. Taking craft out of the market-stall setting, objects are exhibited in thoughtful still lifes, whilst workshops take place within the gallery. A private view is held on Thursday 9 May....

<em>Edit Event</em> Engraving and Enamelling Demonstration with Harry Forster-Stringer
12 May
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Explore the ancient art of enamelling with goldsmith, engraver and enameller Harry Forster-Stringer. Harry demonstrates the techniques behind his creations, including engraving, preparation of enamel, enamelling and firing in the kiln.

Harry Forster-Stringer is a goldsmith, engraver and...

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A behind-the-scenes glimpse at Kate Halfpenny’s Bloomsbury atelier, this intimate masterclass takes you on a journey through her forthcoming collection, Songbird. From initial sketches to the couture techniques used, discover how Kate combines craft, design and sustainability in her creations...

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