Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet 170 makers over two sites.

Summer Open Studios 2017

Meet 170 makers at our two centres in central and south London. Visitors can see behind the scenes in the studios and buy work direct from Cockpit Arts’ master craftspeople and artist-makers, past and present.

– Jewellers, glass makers, weavers, ceramicists… and a host of other crafts
– Featured showcase curated by renowned leather designer Bill Amberg
– Delicious food by Hand Made Food café
– Crafts magazine pop-up stall
– Demonstrations and talks from makers including Dovile Bertulyte, Julie Kouamo, and Lucy McGrath
– Yorkshire born singer Eleanor Rastall will perform summer time jazz tunes during the Friday evenings of both weekends

Holborn · 9 – 11 June

Opening times: Fri 5 – 9pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
FREE ENTRY (Donations welcome)
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Deptford · 16 – 18 June

Opening times: Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm
18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ
Rail: Deptford or DLR: Deptford Bridge
FREE ENTRY (Donations welcome)
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Studio Demonstrations


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!

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 will give a presentation about her challenging journey in working with silicone and combining it with metal to create intricate pieces of jewellery.

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 she are transformed to create form.


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

Friday Evening Music

Friday 9 & Friday 16 June
Yorkshire born Eleanor Rastall will provide summer time jazz tunes during the evening at both Holborn and Deptford, she is a freelance singer, teacher and choir leader, based in London and has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and led singing workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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