Looking to source beautifully crafted designs? We can help connect you to exceptional designer-makers.

How to Shop Cockpit

Open Studios


For a fantastic ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience visit one of our renowned Open Studios where you can meet hundreds of designer-makers and buy from them direct. We only open our doors twice a year so these events are not to be missed.

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ShopDMDirectoryDesigner-Maker Directory

If you are looking to arrange a private studio visit, commission a bespoke piece or want to buy from one of our studio holders direct, visit our newly enhanced designer-maker directory. Many of our studio holders also have their own online shops.

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Commissioning a craft object or piece of jewellery, however large or small, is an exciting process. We have provided a step-by-step guide to help you make the most of it.

Commissioning Guide >

ShopToursPrivate Tours

If you are looking for a special experience we can arrange private shopping tours around Cockpit Arts’ studios for you to meet designer-makers, talk to them about their work and shop in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

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ShopEventsExclusive Shopping Events

For extra special shopping events and offers as well as inside information about our designer-makers, join as a Supporter of Cockpit Arts.

Supporters Events >

Why buy from designer-makers?

Our Maker Difference campaign launched in 2009 and explored some of the broader benefits (to people and planet) of buying hand-crafted work. The campaign generated a huge buzz and over 12,000 people registered their support. Our Maker Difference Manifesto remains just as relevant today.


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