Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet over 140 makers over two sites.

Making it in London – Summer Open Studios 2019


We’re opening up Cockpit Arts over two weekends for a midsummer celebration. Join us for a glimpse behind the studio doors and a chance to buy direct from London’s best independent makers.

– Over 140 contemporary makers
– Ceramicists, fine jewellers, weavers and more – explore our Maker Directory
– Demonstrations, talks and taster workshops – see below
– Secret postcard sale


Holborn | 14 – 16 June

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP
[Tube] Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square
Map and directions

Deptford | 21 – 23 June

18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ
[Rail] Deptford [DLR] Deptford Bridge
Map and directions

Friday 2 – 8 | Saturday 11 – 6 | Sunday 12 – 5

Free Entry – Donations welcome


Demonstrations and Activities

HOLBORN | 13  – 15 June

PRE-BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS
Please book ahead for these mini-taster sessions.
Most pre-booked workshops are £17.50 and tickets include materials.

Fri: 7 – 8pm, Sun: 1 – 2pm
Designing with colour with Ian Scott Kettle

A unique opportunity to gain an insight into the process of colour storyboarding for fashion and textiles.
Book your place

Sat & Sun: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Mindful Stitch Embroidery with Ekta Kaul

Slow down, learn to embroider and improve wellbeing through the calming movement of needle and thread.
Book your place

Sat & Sun: 3 – 4pm
Create your own artwork with Onome Otite

Using a fantastic range of colour and pattern from recycled wax print material, explore the art of personal and cultural storytelling.
Book your place

Fri: 6.30 – 7pm, Sat & Sun: 2 – 2.30pm, 4 – 4.30pm
Up-cycling workshop with Carréducker

Join shoemakers Carréducker for an adventure in up-cycling – help them to transform a box of leather off-cuts into a personalised, leather bracelet or cuff.
These sessions are free to attend but with limited spaces per timeslot and must be pre-booked.
Book your place

FREE DEMONSTRATIONS
Each maker will share insights into their techniques and skills they’ve perfected to create their pieces. Drop-in – no booking required. Space is limited so please arrive promptly at the allotted times.

Sat & Sun: 2 – 2.30pm
Studio Candice Lau
Candice Lau will demonstrate the art of traditional leatherwork with her ‘Leather cardholder/purse kit’.

Sat & Sun: 2.30 – 3pm
Judy Bentinck

Judy Bentinck will create handmade flowers in silk and organza for a floral garland headpiece – the perfect accessory for a summer festival or wedding.


DEPTFORD | 21 – 23 June

Pre-bookable Workshops
Please book ahead for these mini-taster sessions.
All pre-booked workshops are £17.50 and tickets include materials.

Fri: 4 – 5pm, 6 – 7pm, Sat & Sun: 2 – 3pm, 4 – 5pm
Personal one-hour tuition with weaver Charlotte Grierson

1-2-1 instruction with leading weaver, Charlotte Grierson to create a weave sampler to take home with you.
Book your place

Sat & Sun: 1 – 1.30pm, 3 – 3.30pm
Make a marbled letter with Lucy McGrath

Learn how to ‘paint on water’ and have a go at making your own beautiful marbled wooden letter with paper marbler, Lucy McGrath.
Book your place


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