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NEWS: Cockpit Arts / Arts Council Artist-Maker Residency Award winner announced

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
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New Starters, 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
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NEWS: Cockpit Arts Film continuing the 30th Anniversary Celebrations

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.
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Makers’ Stories – Shona Marsh

“I wanted to move somewhere where there was more going on, more happening, especially as most of my customers were down in London.”
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Makers’ Stories – Jacqueline Cullen

“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.”
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Makers’ Stories – Jane Adam

“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.”
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Makers’ Stories – Jo Hayes Ward

“The support at Cockpit Arts has been unbelievably useful, particularly over the last two years as my business has undergone these major changes.”
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Makers’ Stories – Cockpit Arts / NADFAS David Bell Memorial Award – Camilla Lee Lambert

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.
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Makers’ Stories – Catarina Riccabona

“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.”
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Makers’ Stories – Ndidi Ekubia

“The one-to-one coaching sessions were a great sounding board for ideas and gave me the confidence to go forth and get on with things.”
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