Guy Salter, Founder of London Craft Week Selects his top events:
I wish I could attend everything. With over 120 events that’s now a little tricky. I’m particularly pleased that twenty percent of our participants are international this year. Karen Bit Vejle is a Danish artist who cuts the most beautiful, ornate and romantic works from simple white paper, so I’ll be at her event at Skandium. Likewise, Wang Dongling, who is recognised as one of China’s greatest living calligraphers, will be creating his monumental ‘mad’ cursive script calligraphy on the floor of the Great Court of the British Museum and is a must-see. And of course closer to home, I’m not missing the super-talented makers who are part of the Crafted exhibition at Fortnums. And even though I have two of Eleanor Lakelin’s pieces in my library I never tire seeing more of them. Finally on Saturday I will be happily wandering along the Pimlico Road taking in all the activities. Last year I lost a memorable game of Chinese chequers to Rose Uniacke’s husband David.
I’m so pleased to be working with The Dorchester, our hotel partner for London Craft Week. I’m really looking forward to trying the new LCW Cocktail and of course eating at The Grill in-between events.