5th March 2019

London Craft Week returns in May for its fourth edition, and Cockpit is delighted to be a partner once again. We have four exciting events planned and more details will be announced as we get close.

Form + Line at Fortnum & Mason
2 – 19 May

Join us at Fortnum & Mason to explore a collection of hand-crafted pieces by Cockpit artists and makers as part of Fortnum’s Made in London season. Featuring work by Majeda Clarke, Ute Decker, Jo Hayes Ward, Leah Jensen, Eleanor Lakelin, Fflur Owen and Matthew Warner using an eclectic range of materials each has distinctive take on line and form.
Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER

Making it in London – Craft at Risk?
Wednesday 8 May

London’s creative economy is a global success. Yet, with soaring housing prices and a squeeze on studio space, is it still realistic to run a craft business in the capital? Join Cockpit CEO Annie Warburton, ceramic artist David Marques, textile designer Majeda Clarke and Ed Bayes, Culture at Risk Officer at the Mayor of London’s Office, for a debate chaired by Katie Treggiden on how we keep creativity thriving at the heart of the city.
Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Place, London EC3A 6AB
Free entry – booking is essential Book tickets now

Assemble – Contemporary Craft in Cities
Friday 10 May

A panel discussion including Cockpit CEO Annie Warburton, Mat Leung from Assemble and Catherine Greig from architecture and design studio make:good, will reflect on the value of projects and spaces, as well as the current challenges for craftspeople in London and the changes we’d like to see.
Sugarhouse Studios, 19 Collett Road, London, SE16 4DJ
Tickets £7.45 Further information
This event is now sold out but to be added to the waiting list please email editor@thinkingcity.org

Luxury Craft in the Commercial Sphere
Saturday 11 May

A discussion exploring the complex relationship between luxury craft and commercial jewellery design, hosted by fine jeweller Ruth Tomlinson and chaired by Janice Hosegood, Head of Communications at Cockpit, with panellists Annabel Davidson, editor of Vanity Fair ‘On Jewellery’ and Grant Gibson, writer and founder of podcast ‘Material Matters’.
Ruth Tomlinson, 10 Hatton Place, London, EC1N 8RU
Tickets £10
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Other Cockpit maker events during London Craft Week…

8 – 12 May
Carréducker have a packed programme of events throughout London Craft Week including Cordwaining Live! at Savile Row tailors Gieves & Hawkes and making workshops at their Carréducker Shoe & Leather School.
Various locations

8 – 12 May
Eleanor Lakelin is exhibiting work in Scorched an exhibition organised by London Craft Week and curated by Cockpit’ Trustee Sarah Myerscough. Eleanor will also be in conversation with maker Alison Crowther on 11 May and tickets can be booked here.
Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
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8-12 May
Ekta Kaul and alumna Jane Adam are exhibiting in Gems, Threads and Stories. Ekta Kaul will also be delivering a talk and embroidery workshop on the 11 May.
Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark St, London SE1 0HX
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8 – 12 May
Candice Lau is one of ten makers selected to exhibit in John Smedley 235: Celebrating 235 Years of John Smedley’s British Craftsmanship.
John Smedley, St James’s Market Pavilion Space, 11 St Alban’s Street, London, SW1Y 4SQ
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9 – 12 May
The Future of Craft is a new event brought to London Craft Week by Oxo Tower Wharf in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons. Discover installations, talks, workshops and curated displays. Exhibitors include Cockpit alumna Maria Sigma and LCN participant Susannah Weiland. Carréducker will be running a Rise & Shine Shoe Shine workshop on the 11 May.
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
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9 – 12 May
Claire Whelan, Sophie Graney  and Vicky Cowin are exhibiting work at Peckham Craft Weekend.
Copeland Gallery , Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, London, SE15 3SN
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Image – Specimen No 2 4 5 3 1 by Fflur Owen, photo by Jeremy Johns