London Craft Week (8 – 12 May) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands. Here is a small selection of events some of our exhibitors are part of:
Common Threads: Metalwork by Ane Christensen and Jewellery by Daphne Krinos
An exhibition showcasing metalwork by Ane Christensen and jewellery by Daphne Krinos, highlighting the common threads that run through both makers’ practices. Alongside finished pieces, the designers display models and objects that help reveal their making process. Both makers share a common aesthetic and thinking about making. London Craft Week presented the perfect opportunity for these two makers to get together and showcase their work at Studio Fusion Gallery.
Exhibition, 8 – 12 May 11.00 – 18.00, Free Admission
Talk, 8 May 18.00 – 19.00, Buy tickets here
Contemporary British Silversmiths
In partnership with Contemporary British Silversmiths, The Clothworkers’ Company will host a day of events, shining a light on the fascinating process of commissioning and making silver.
Meet the makers during free demonstrations by award-winning silversmiths Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto and learn about their live commissions for The Clothworkers’ Company during a special lunchtime lecture, chaired by Angela Cork.
Meet the Makers Demonstration – An hour of silversmith demonstrations with Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto
Time: 10am, 11am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Cost: Free (booking required)
Lunchtime Lecture – Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths Angela Cork will interview Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto about their Clothworkers’ Loving Cup commissions, and Clothworkers’ Senior Archivist, Jessica Collins about the significance of the Loving Cup and The Clothworkers’ Company silver collection.
Time: 1.00-2.00pm (doors open at 12.30pm)
Cost: £10, booking required. Coffee and tea available upon arrival.
LOT 1: Materials
LOT is a collaborative project between three makers: Sarah Pulvertaft, Jed Green (jewellery) and Beatrice Mayfield (embroidery). Their work is united through the importance of materials, use of colour and an interest in pattern, texture and movement. Between them they use a diverse range of materials, from precious and non-precious; resistant and non-resistant; uncommon and every day, which they transform into beautifully crafted, unique pieces.
Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th May
12pm – 6pm
Retrouvius: 1016 Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, NW10 5NS
Please book tickets for the talk via Eventbrite – there is no charge for this event
Contemporary Applied Arts
Gems, threads and stories
New textiles and jewellery from six master makers.
A career-spanning retrospective, Birth of Flowers, featuring textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne; new work from jewellers Jane Adam, Louise O’Neill, Suzanne Potter, and Joanne Thompson; plus a hands-on embroidery workshop and talk with textile artist Ekta Kaul.
Alongside this retrospective, CAA shows new works by four master jewellers: aluminium pieces in pink by Jane Adam, delicate adornments with precious gemstones by Louise O’Neill, wall-hung pieces exploring shadow by Suzanne Potter and sculptural necklaces by Joanne Thompson.
Exhibition: Free (Booking is not necessary)
Demonstration and Talk: Free (Booking is not necessary)