4th October 2021

Autumn is such a busy time of year for Cockpit makers and sees the return of both The Goldsmiths’ Fair and London Craft Week. Below is just a snapshot of where you can find the Cockpit makers in the coming month.

25 August – 3 October
The Shophouse Gallery, Hong Kong
Artist goldsmith Joy BC’s precious jewels and photographer Chris Rhodes’ images coexist and collide in this exhibition and accompanying publication, hosted by The Shophouse Hong Kong. The gallery, created by Unveil Limited, seeks to ‘challenge the perception of art in Hong Kong/Asian society by connecting unconventional talents.’ It is in the context of this restored colonial-era building that the artists invite you to look and look again at their pieces; Chris’ on the gallery walls, Joy’s behind the glass of the antique cabinet, and for the more eagle-eyed viewers, the treasures hidden in the drawers, where their work collides.
The exhibition finished on the 3rd of October 2021. However the artworks will be available to purchase from the gallery until March 2022. for more information please contact: kyy@unveil.ltd
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Figuratively Speaking
16 September – 3 October
Morley College Gallery, London
The inaugural show taking place in the newly refurbished Morley Gallery celebrates the work of the 2019-21 Zsuzsi Roboz Art Scholars, Helen Johannessen and Jenny Bell. Figuratively Speaking is a culmination of their journey where they have delved into the unknown; exploring a broad range of courses around the colleges’ professional studios. They have embedded new approaches into their research of the human form. Jenny and Helen will be showing a range of curated porcelain sculptures, screen prints, fabric, paint and plaster artworks. This exhibition has been generously supported by the Alfred Teddy Smith & Zsuzsi Roboz Art Trust.
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London Making Now
Opening 24 September
Museum of London
London has always been a city where creativity and craft can flourish. For hundreds of years, London’s economy and culture have been linked by the process of making things. Craft has the power to affect society in unexpected ways, shaping everything from migration to social and political reform.
Today, the city continues to inspire skilled London makers, who produce incredible objects in materials ranging from porcelain to plastic. All of the objects in this display have a unique story to tell. The exhibition features work by Cockpit woodturner Eleanor Lakelin.
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28 September – 10 October
Goldsmiths’ Fair
The primary destination to discover the finest jewellery and silversmithing in the UK today. Browse and learn about over 120 master craftspeople making extraordinary pieces, available to purchase directly from them. Read our newspost about Cockpit makers exhibiting at the event here.
Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN
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29 September – 19 November
Flow Gallery, London
Tidelines is a collaborative exhibition by two Cockpit makers – Artist in Wood, Eleanor Lakelin and Silversmith Adele Brereton. The exhibition explores a mutual interest in the fragments of eroded objects and material they find on the Thames foreshore near their studios.Artist Talk at the Gallery – 29 September, 6pm – Please RSVP to attend.

Basketry: Rhythm, Renewal & Reinvention
1 October 2021  – 9 January 2022
Galleries 1, 2 & 3 Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
Basketry: Rhythm, Renewal & Reinvention is a visual slice across contemporary UK basket making. There are some 35 makers spilling over all 3 galleries at Ruthin Craft Centre. The exhibition shows what is being made today – and by whom – across basketry beautiful variety of shapes, materials and weaves. Exhibition features Cockpit basketmakers Lisa Atkin, Alison Dickens and Patrizia Sascor.
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London Craft Week
London Craft Week returns to the city 4 – 10 October and brings together over 250 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. Cockpit is delighted to be partnering with London Craft Week and to share new opportunities to meet many talented makers with our bespoke tours and Cockpit makers are taking part in events across the city.
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Wizardry in Wood
13 – 16 October 2021
Carpenters’ Hall, London
Some of theUK’s leading turners will be exhibiting including Cockpit turner Arturo Soto of Memories of Green.
In addition there will be exhibitions of 400 years of turning in music, turning in magic and pre-historic turning, as well as curated talks on specialist turning subjects.
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The Other Art Fair
14 – 17 October
The Old Truman Brewery, London
The Other Art Fair is one of the world’s leading artist fair’s bringing art lovers of all experiences and tastes together with the best emerging artists. Painter and printmaker Maria Hatling is exhibiting her new collection of work ‘Close’ Visit her on stand 18.
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TOAST | Leathercraft with Candice Lau
25 October
Crafts Council, London
Join East London based leatherworker Candice Lau for a workshop celebrating waste as a resource to create small leather goods.
Embracing the theme of repurposing and reusing, you will use vegetable-tanned leather offcuts from the production of this season’s handbag and pouch – made in collaboration with Candice Lau and Maria Sigma – to create a card holder – using traditional leather-working techniques including saddle stitching and attaching studs. All are welcome as no previous experience is required.
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West Bund Art & Design Fair
11 – 14 November 2021
Shanghai, China
As one of the most influential art fairs in Asia, West Bund Art & Design this year will be not only demonstrating a selection of leading galleries, art institutions as well as design brands from Asia, Europe and America, but also providing a platform for international exhibitors to showcase the finest quality of modern and contemporary art, sculptures, video, installations, fine design and performing art works. With concurrent exhibitions and art events all around the city, West Bund has made November’s Shanghai a permanent fixture on the global art calendar. Cockpit ceramicist Tessa Eastman will be exhibiting with Ting Ying Gallery.
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Contemporary British Ceramics: Beneath The Surface by Ashley Thorpe – book launch and exhibition
11 November – 5 December
Eton College, Windsor
Ashley Thorpe’s book on Contemporary British Ceramics published by the Crowood Press is a critical and visual treasure for everyone who enjoys contemporary art and wishes to look beneath the surface to better understand the creativity of twenty two leading ceramic artists. The book features a chapter on the work on Cockpit ceramicist Tessa Eastman, and her work will be on display at the exhibition.
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