Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet 170 makers over two sites.
New designer-maker pieces 'hot from the studios' including unique finds, commissions and shopping events.
Inspired by the excitement of London Fashion week, this month we turn our attention to a selection of Cockpit makers who are all fashion forward thinking.
Petite Albion create ethical handmade knitwear for children. All of their knits are hand-crafted in London using Alpaca and Merino, sustainably sourced from mills in Devon. Petite Albion love to knit and they love their local community. When founders Fanny Santini and Bronwen Campbell-Golding wanted to give something back, they decided to start teaching knitting workshops with charities in and around London. They aim to create a stronger community by encouraging people not only to knit, but to talk and exchange ideas, experiences, and skills.
Founded by Mark Tallowin, Tallowin is a luxury leather goods company which creates handbags and wallets of the finest quality. Because Mark Tallowin, insists upon crafting every single item himself, from hide selection and hand cutting, through the incredibly time-consuming process of hand-stitching, each handbag can take up to a week to bring to life. Tallowin handbags are offered on a made-to-order basis, only available directly and are stamped with their individual issue number upon completion. Please contact directly for current waiting-list times, or for any other enquiries.
Carréducker is known for their handmade shoes that combine traditional craft skills perfected over generations, with a distinct, contemporary aesthetic. Over a combined 30 years of specialist training, apprenticeship and professional experience Deborah Carré and James Ducker have acquired mastery of the crafts that together comprise the classic, world famous ‘West End’ bespoke shoe. This expertise means that they are well-placed to offer a consultation service to luxury and footwear companies, helping them improve the quality and fit of their footwear.
With the New Year well and truly underway and Spring not too far around the corner, we’re gearing up for some glorious sunshine not just outside but behind our studio doors at Cockpit Arts. With that in mind, we’ve taken a pick of some of the most colourful and creative pieces available to buy online.
Add colour and warmth to your living space with Tamasyn Gambells’s vibrant homewares. Each item is made from rich linen which is hand screen-printed in London and Europe. Tamasyn’s beautifully brightly coloured products combine timeless design and luxury using eco-friendly methods.
Inspired by the luminous colours, shapes and movement of underwater life, Jenny Llewellyn creates colourful and tactile jewellery made from silicone that juxtapose precious with non-precious materials.
The world of Maria Hatling is one where bold quirky drawings, colour and creativity rule. Her signature hand-drawn prints and patterns are easily recognizable and her quality of line has won her many followers eager to collect her work. Maria works across a range of different media including painting with acrylics on canvas, collage, textiles and silkscreen & giclee prints on paper.