Insiders Guide to London Craft Week – 15 April

Insiders Guide to London Craft Week - 15 April

The Grosvenor Series

Window with a View – Pimlico Road

For one day the major art, antique and designer specialists on Pimlico Road, London’s premier design district in Belgravia, host craftsmen in their store windows to demonstrate the mastery behind the brands. Including Ossowski, Daylesford, Rose Uniacke, Howe, Linley, Soane, and Jamb.

7 May, 11.00am-3.00pm, Booking not necessary, free

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Traditional and Modern Craft at Linley 

To celebrate 30 years of traditional and innovative craftsmanship LINLEY presents a new piece of art furniture inspired by the magic of Islamic geometry, a new exhibition of Michael Eden’s 3D sculptures and David Degreef – Mounier at work in the LINLEY flagship showroom

3-7 May, 2.30-3.30pm, Booking not necessary, free

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Carving Marble at Jamb

This event enables visitors to view, close up, a piece of exquisite Italian Breccia marble being carved alongside the original 18th-century piece.

7 May, 11.00am- 4.00pm, Booking not necessary, free

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Akiko Hirai at Flow Gallery

A specially created tea hosted alongside a private view of ceramic work by Akiko Hirai, followed by a talk with the artist and Flow Gallery director, Yvonna Demczynska. Tea will be served in tableware designed and made by the artist.

7 May, 3.00pm-4.30pm, 20 places, £8 + vat

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Contemporary International Ceramics and Design at Officine Saffi

Officine Saffi presents a show of three international ceramics artists, Kati Tuominen Niittyla, Simon Zsolt Jozsef, Luca Tripaldi, and woodmaker Sergio Sangalli providing a view of current ceramic and craft trends and anticipating future developments.

3 – 7 May, 10.00 – 18.00, Booking not necessary, free

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Five Ceramicists at Sladmore Contemporary

View a mixed exhibition of five of Sladmore Collect’s ceramicists on the first floor including new pieces to the gallery by New York-based sculptor Kathy Ruttenberg, and on the ground floor, assemblage sculpture by Edouard Martinet.

3 – 7 May, 10.00am- 9.00pm, Booking not necessary, free

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Behind the Scenes

Saddlery with the Kings Troops

Staff Sergeant Morris, one of only two Master Saddlers in the army, demonstrates the unique military saddle-making process, followed by a tour of the grounds, including the riding area and gun park.

3 May, 10.00- 11.30am, 15 places, £20 + vat

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Tiara Making with Bentley & Skinner

Adrian Lawrence talks about the art of tiara making, exploring the stages from the design to the final formation of the piece, before inviting participants to visit one of Bentley’s on-site workshops.

6 May 3.00 – 4.00pm, 15 places, £15 + vat

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Ultra-Modern Making at Makerversity

Makerversity founder Tom Tobia presents a cross-section of makers who work with new technologies. See how modern materials and technologies are used to create cutting-edge designs.

4 May, 50 places, £8 + vat

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