Highlights from the London Craft Week team:
Tamsin – I enjoyed rediscovering the ceramics galleries on my way to the Wedgwood demonstrations where I watched with interest the mesmerising potters wheel. I then went to Barnard & Westwood where I met experts in their field and learnt how some of the most beautiful logos can be printed in eight layers with eight different plates.
Philippa: First stop was the V&A to see Julian Stair who was laying out and preparing the most extraordinary ancient and modern pots for his inspection session. Next onto Linley for a talk and party with Michael Eden and David Linley. It was fascinating to learn about their use of traditional and innovative skills to design and make classically balanced but cutting edge pieces. The day ended with a dinner at Spring hosted by chef Skye Gyngell. Collectors and experts collected together by Yvonna from Flow Gallery listened to makers Daniel Smith, Billy Lloyd, Cristina Vezzini and Valerina Nascimento talking about their work and enjoyed eating Skye’s amazing food from plates commissioned especially for the event. I hope we can repeat his event next year!