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8 May
1012

In this hands-on masterclass, designer James Shaw joins the Institute of Making to reconsider commonly used materials through surprising new processes. As part of the session, James explores the Institute’s Materials Library and opens up a conversation about our relationship to the made world....

<em>Edit Event</em> Craft Recoded
11 May
1019
12 May
1418

Join Makerversity in exploring the ways in which digital making innovates upon, experiments with and helps preserve contemporary craft. Through demonstrations, workshops and tours, discover how their members are recoding the relationship between the digital and the handmade.

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Create Event
9 May
1820

Transform rescued leather into luxury for your home with Elvis & Kresse, hosted by The Room Service. Meet the founders and learn more about their sustainable luxury...

<em>Edit Event</em> Drop into the World of Turkish Miniatures
8 May
1820
9 May
1820
10 May
1820
11 May
1117
12 May
1117

Discover the craft of Turkish miniature painting, an intricate art form from the Ottoman Empire, at a workshop with Fatoş Aslanoğlu. Learn how a miniature is composed, gain a practical understanding of the creative process and make one yourself.

Yunus Emre Institute (Turkish: Yunus Emre...

<em>Edit Event</em> Artisan Workshop: Card Case Making & Key Fob Making
10 May
0912
11 May
0912
11 May
1417

Meet the Alfred Dunhill bespoke leather craftsmen at their East London workshop. Discover the skills required to create a beautifully crafted leather card case and key fob, including hand stitching, cutting and embossing.

<em>Edit Event</em> English Bulrush-Weaving Workshop with Felicity Irons and British Standard Cupboards
10 May
1017

Enjoy a rush-weaving workshop with Rushmatters founder Felicity Irons, one of the last of the English rush weavers, at the British Standard Cupboards showroom. Whilst making your own rush basket, listen as Felicity and British Standard Cupboards founder Katie Fontana discuss the history of a...

Create Event
8 May
1821
9 May
1017
10 May
1017
11 May
1017
12 May
1017

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> Copper Sculpture with Sadie Clayton
8 May
1119
9 May
1119
10 May
1119

Artist Sadie Clayton hosts sculpture workshops in the Lobby of Ace Hotel London where, for the first time, she guides participants through the processes she uses to create with her signature material, copper – the element believed to bring good luck.

Sadie’s architectural approach to...

Create Event
11 May
1015
12 May
1017

Learn how to upholster a stool during the Shoreditch Design Rooms’ open weekend, taking home your finished piece. Sunday 12 May offers the opportunity to take part in a mass upholstery ‘make-a-thon’ to benefit a local charity.

Shoreditch Design Rooms is a busy and vibrant upholstery...

<em>Edit Event</em> Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters
8 May
0918
9 May
0920
10 May
0920

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...

Create Event
11 May
1012
11 May
1315

Learn how to thatch with this hands-on introduction to thatching workshop from Master Thatcher Ben Collyns. Find out about the tools, materials and methods used in this traditional craft. Participants are shown how to put thatch on a ground-level roofing jig and are then able to try the methods...

Create Event
11 May
1315
11 May
1618

Designer Bookbinders presents a week of events celebrating bookbinding and book arts in association with Lib-rary, including demonstrations, workshops and an opportunity to meet the UK’s finest binders.

On Saturday 11 May, a day of short workshops is led by top contemporary bookbinders...

Create Event
11 May
1016

Taking inspiration from the Jonathan Baldock exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, this practical one-day course led by artist Fredrik Andersson gives a detailed introduction to sculptural ceramics, focusing on hand-building techniques and decorative finishes using slips and underglazes.

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Create Event
10 May
1921
11 May
1012

Learn the steps required to make a pair of spectacles by hand, using the traditional techniques once commonplace in Clerkenwell. Choose from a selection of materials and colours, and learn how to cut a front, file, polish and finish your frame material.

Discover London's remarkable...

Create Event
8 May
1215
8 May
1720

Join a unique mosaic workshop, with demonstrations of both traditional and modern methods, and help create a large-scale mosaic designed by award-winning designer Lisa Todd, to be gifted to charity. A light lunch/dinner is provided.

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Create Event
8 May
1018
9 May
1018
10 May
1018
11 May
1018
12 May
1018

Visit Ray Stitch Haberdashery & Sewing School and take part in an array of creative workshops, with a focus on stitch and textiles. Join Forest + Found, Richard McVetis, Julie Arkell and others.

Created by Rachel Hart, an avid ‘maker’ of all things, fabric shop Ray Stitch was borne...

Create Event
9 May
1014
10 May
1016
11 May
1016

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....

<em>Edit Event</em> Potteries and Potters: London Delftware Explored
9 May
1920
11 May
1116

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
9 May
1119
10 May
1119
11 May
1119
12 May
1119

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,...

Create Event
8 May
1519
12 May
1014

Collective Matter invite you on a tour of their purpose-built studio in Bermondsey and new outdoor project space, The Potting Shed, at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer. Explore the sites through ceramic demonstrations, performances, hands-on workshops and a new exhibition of residents’...

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