23rd May 2017

We’re counting down the days until our doors open for our Summer Open Studios. During the events visitors will have the opportunity to meet 170 makers at our two centres in central and south London as well as get a behind the scenes look into the studios and buy work direct from Cockpit Arts’ master craftspeople and artist-makers, past and present.

Throughout the Open Studios a selection of Cockpit-based makers will be running studio demonstrations and talks to give insight into their creative processes. Read on to discover the full programme. No need to book, just turn up and all demonstrations are free to attend.

Holborn

Saturday 10 June 2pm | Blooming Gorgeous Handmade Flowers
Judy Bentinck will demonstrate traditional couture flower making techniques. An opportunity to learn some tricks of the trade!

Saturday 10 June 2.30pm | Confident Colour by Kouamo
Interior textile designer Julie Kouamo loves to work with colour. Discover innovative ways to use the colours that captivate you and create your dream interior with confidence.

Sunday 11 June 2pm | Taming Silicone
Dovile Bertulyte (pictured above) will give a presentation about her challenging journey in working with silicone and combining it with metal to create intricate pieces of jewellery.

Sunday 11 June 2.30pm | Fusing & Slumping Glass
Lynn Foster will demonstrate simple cutting, fusing and slumping techniques in glass with examples of how hand-rolled glass sheets are transformed to create form.

Deptford

Saturday 17 June 2pm | Painting On Water
Watch paper marbler, Lucy McGrath (pictured below) demonstrate her craft; ‘floating’ paint on a bath of thickened water, manipulating it to create striking patterns and transferring these on to paper.

Saturday 17 June 2.30pm | Confident Colour by Kouamo
Interior textile designer Julie Kouamo loves to work with colour. Discover innovative ways to use the colours that captivate you and create your dream interior with confidence.

Saturday 17 June & Sunday 18 June 12 noon | Stretch 1 2 3 (Performance)
The collaborative dance piece between choreographer Kara Coffey and textile designer Mila Harris-Mussi (pictured in header image) explores the relationship between knitted textiles and the body.

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios
Holborn – 9-11 June | Deptford _ 16-18 June
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