Insiders Guide to London Craft Week – 5 April

Insiders Guide to London Craft Week - 5 April


The Perfumer and the Glass Blower

Lyn Harris and Michael Ruh discuss the marriage of crafts to create a one off, sensual piece.

Sat 7 May, 2.00-4.00pm, 30 places, £15 + vat

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Danny Lane  

Visit the studio of artist Danny Lane where you will see his work in progress revealing the extraordinary techniques and materials used to create large-scale sculptures.

Fri 6 May, 30 places, 2.30-3.30pm, £8 + vat

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Patrick Grant at Norton & Sons

Patrick Grant, Director of Norton & Sons & Judge on BBC2’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, talks through the process of designing and developing new tweeds from cloth to garment, with Brian Hinnigan, Design Director of Johnstons of Elgin.

Weds 4 May, 11am-12pm,15 places, £15 + vat

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The Dinner Suit at Henry Poole

Gain insight into the craft of the dinner suit. See demonstrations of different processes from tailors Keith Levett and Tom Pendry alongside Henry Poole’s archives and pattern books.

Thurs 5 May, 11.00 – 17.00, 15 places, £15 + vat

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Hand Woven Interiors at Vanderhurd

Designers Christine Van Der Hurd and Kit Kemp explain how they work with artists and craftsmen from around the world.

Fri 6 May, 11.00am, 30 places, £20 + vat

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Commissioning Luxury Interiors with Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett, founder of London Connoisseur, hosts a conversation with interior designer, Karen Howes of Taylor Howes, about the benefits of commissioning site-specific, large-scale pieces for super-prime properties, featuring Tom Palmer, Aryma marquetry, Sophie Coryndon and Helen Amy Murray.

Tues 3 May 10.00 & 5.30, 30 places, £8 + vat

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The Craft of Wallpaper at The Geffrye Museum

An exhibition of wallpapers by 11 of the UK’s most innovative makers sponsored by Graham & Brown.

Tues 3 – Fri 7 May, 80 places, £8 + vat

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Wood, Fire & Food at CRAFT

Sharing their passion for ancient techniques, Stevie Parle cooks a five-course dinner over wood, while Robin Wood lathes bowls and Barn the Spoon hand whittles spoons which guests can take home as part of the ticket cost.

Saturday 7 May 7.00-8.30pm, 30 places, £110, Book via

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Carving & Knives with Mark Hix

Chef Mark Hix hosts an exclusive carving masterclass and dinner in the kitchen library at Tramshed in conjunction with Flint & Flame. Knife maker Ben Edmonds joins the conversation and demonstrates how to make a one-off knife.

Thursday 5 May, 18.00 – 21.00 via, 12 places, £175

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