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

Christmas Open Studios 2017
Join us this winter for the Cockpit Arts Open Studios, a perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers – from craftspeople and artist-makers as well as a selected group of Cockpit Arts’ alumni.

– Ceramics, homewares, jewellery, shoes, glass… and many other crafts
– Featured showcase curated by Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts magazine
– Crafts magazine pop-up stall (Holborn only)
– Delicious food by Hand Made Food café

Holborn · 23 – 26 November

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
Tubes: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
Opening times: Thurs 6 – 9pm, Fri, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm
Maps, directions & access info
Facebook event

Holborn exhibitors

Deptford · 1 – 3 December

18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ
Rail: Deptford or DLR: Deptford Bridge
Opening times: Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm
Maps, directions & access info
Facebook event

Deptford exhibitors


On the door
Holborn – £6 (includes free entry at Deptford)
Deptford – £4
Fridays 11am – 2pm – Free Entry

Cockpit Arts Alumni

A select group of our previous makers are back with us for Open Studios. Look out for the Cockpit Arts Alumni stickers throughout the studios.

Makers exhibiting are:

Aline Johnson, Amanda Doughty, Beatrice Larkin, Cassandra Smith, Charlene Grandison, Clarissa Hulse, Katherine Pogson, Liz Emtage, Lucy Miller, Michelle Fernandez and Noon Mitchelhill (pictured above)

Eleanor Pritchard, Emma Nissim, Genevieve Sweeney, Josie Shenoy, Sue King and Terri Leahy

Curated Showcase Display

During both Open Studios there will be curated displays selected by Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts Magazine.

“What struck me as I working my way through the portfolio of all the Cockpit makers was the weight of talent and the eclectic nature of the work that comes out of the two buildings. My final selection has attempted to capture that, running the gamut from experimental to the functional. But what every piece has in common, of course, is that they’re beautifully made.”
Grant Gibson

Crafts magazine will have a pop-up shop at our Holborn Open Studios selling current and back issues of the magazine.

Images – Grant Gibson, photo by Gareth Gardner, Tor boot by Carrerducker, Aquatopia drinking vessel by Katrin Spranger, photo by Jamie Trounce

Evening Music

London City Singers will be performing throughout the studios on Thursday night, 23 November at Holborn and Friday night, 1 December at Deptford.

London City Singers is an all-female performing group singing a cappella four part harmony, covering everything from classic barbershop to musical numbers and pop songs. They love to perform and put on several concerts throughout the year. They also compete nationally and internationally, having won the gold medal at the 2017 Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers.


Summer Open Studios 2017


Christmas Open Studios 2016


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