Artist Jane Hoodless has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Cockpit Arts / Arts Council Artist-Maker Residency Award supported by Arts Council England 2016. This new Residency aims to provide a unique development… Read more
New Starters, July 2016 2nd July 2016
Since our Summer Open Studios we’ve welcomed four talented makers to our Deptford craft incubator. Makers include Carmen Machado, Fiona Faumuina, Majeda Clarke (Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award winners) and Charlie Laurie, leatherworker…. Read more
We’ve made a film to tell you more about who we are and what we do. We hope you enjoy it. Cockpit Arts Film from Cockpit Arts on Vimeo.
Makers’ Stories – Shona Marsh 21st June 2016
“I wanted to move somewhere where there was more going on, more happening, especially as most of my customers were down in London.”
Makers’ Stories – Jacqueline Cullen 15th June 2016
“I had to start designing and thinking in units that could be produced in small batches with multiple purposes. It’s totally changed my way of making jewellery.”
Makers’ Stories – Jane Adam 9th May 2016
“London is a creatively vibrant city, and craft is a vital part of that. It’s really important to have a craft presence in this area, for craftspeople to be making and working here.”
Makers’ Stories – Jo Hayes Ward 3rd May 2016
“The support at Cockpit Arts has been unbelievably useful, particularly over the last two years as my business has undergone these major changes.”
Makers’ Stories – Cockpit Arts / NADFAS David Bell Memorial Award – Camilla Lee Lambert 26th April 2016
NADFAS David Bell Memorial Award was established in 2014 to support a young crafts person aged 17 – 28 who is inspired by music and starting out in business. In April 2015 Camilla Lee Lambert was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Award. Camilla was awarded a place at a Cockpit Arts incubator for a year.
Makers’ Stories – Catarina Riccabona 6th April 2016
“I’m very surprised there is a market for hand woven. It’s a real relief that it’s possible. I’d always hoped hand making was a form of luxury; that the skill, care and attention to detail that go into my products is valued. I really appreciate the amount of creative control that I have over my pieces because I weave them by hand.”