Welcome to Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary crafts and the UK’s only business incubator for makers and designers. We are home to over 140 independent creative businesses at our sites in Deptford and Holborn. Through public showcases and business incubation services, we provide exceptional makers and materials-based artists with the tools to succeed.

Implications of Covid-19 on Cockpit and our makers
All our makers are impacted by the cancellation of shows, fairs, events, exhibitions and commissions. You can support them by buying direct – their contact details are in our maker directory – while a donation to Cockpit Arts will ensure the survival of a community of 147 craftspeople.

NEWS: The Goldsmiths' Fair goes digital

Sixteen Cockpit jewellers and silversmiths are exhibiting in this key event in the jewellery calendar.

NEWS: Exclusive tours of Cockpit Arts during London Craft Week

Four exclusive tours of both our Holborn and Deptford studios, linking you to our world-class makers.

NEWS: Awards Open

Awards reopen for applications.

About Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary makers and an award winning social enterprise.

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Search for a Maker

Over 140 of the UK's finest makers are based at Cockpit Arts. Find out what they create and source beautifully made craft.

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Apply for a place

If you're a talented maker looking to grow your business or practice, you've come to the right place. Apply to Cockpit Arts today.

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Makers’ Stories

Find out how we support craftspeople at different stages with our selection of makers' stories.

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Make It

Make It aims to support young makers based in London who are passionate about craft to build their own creative business.

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