31st October 2019

In November, Cockpit makers are busy preparing for Open Studios and in the run up, many of them are taking part in Christmas shopping events up and down the country. Busy people!
Read on to find out what’s going on this month.

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios

Our celebrated Winter Open Studios brings you the chance to shop directly with over 140 of London’s top makers during two weekends.

Holborn | 29 November – 1 December | Map & maker list
Deptford | 6 – 8 December | Map & maker list

Further information and advance tickets


Other maker events this November

29 August – 31 December
Gravur on Tour
Suomen Lasimuseo, Helsinki
Katharine Coleman is showing pieces in an exhibition of work by members of The Glass Engraving Network at Finnish Glass Museum, Suomen Lasimuseo. The exhibition will move to the Museum of European Contemporary Glass at Rosenau, Coburg in April 2020.
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25 October – 16 November
New Member Showcase

Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Emily Kidson is featured in the gallery’s annual New Member Showcase.
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30 October – 26 November
A Fine Line
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Katharine Coleman presents her solo exhibition A Fine Line, featuring eleven new works inspired by the many locations Katharine has visited to teach glass engraving over the past decade; from Upstate New York to Beijing and back home again. Each example is a personal memory of the place and her own art journey, which has since the 1980s been dedicated to glass engraving. Also included in the exhibition are three works from the late 2000s from the Larry Brown Collection.
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1 – 6 November
Weave It: Decorating Dissidence
Story Space Gallery, London
Majeda Clarke will be exhibiting in the upcoming Exhibition Weave It! which celebrates and challenges 100 years of the Bauhaus Women’s weaving workshops. Curated by Decorating Dissidence, an interdisciplinary project exploring the political, aesthetic & conceptual qualities of feminine-coded arts from modernism to the contemporary. It brings together multiple practitioners to find new ways to critically engage with feminist art history
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1 – 3 November
Craft Festival
City Hall, Cardiff
Craft Festival is the largest craft fair in Wales. Cockpit maker Fflur Owen will be showcasing her sculptural leather artworks at the festival.
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4 – 10 November
Spirit of Christmas
Olympia London
Luna Lighting is exhibiting at this Christmas shopping event.
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4 November – 23 February
Made Winter Showcase
YSP Centre, Wakefield
MADE is YSP Shop’s changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers.
Emily Kidson will be included in the winter showcase.
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7 – 10 November
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
No. 1 Street, Royal Arsenal, London
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the only fair in London to deal solely in contemporary printmaking, and the largest of its kind in the UK.  Kethi Copeland’s work has been selected for inclusion for a third year running. She will be launching a new multilayered screen-print in her ‘Walk By The River’ series, featuring iconic and lesser known landmarks found on the Greenwich Riverside.
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7 November – 16 December
Connections / Connessione 
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Experience a dazzling international display of contemporary jewellery, connecting the work of 50 designers from the UK’s Association for Contemporary Jewellery and its Italian sister organisation, the Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo. The touring exhibition features work by Ute Decker.
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8 – 10 November
Elements – A Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold 
Lyon & Turnbull auction rooms, Edinburgh
Elements is an annual celebration of the UK’s most significant designer jewellers and silversmiths including Hannah Bedford and Alma Sophia Design.
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8 – 10 November
Handmade in Chelsea
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair. Taking place over three days the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. Cockpit makers exhibiting include Steven Harkin, Jenny Llewellyn, Karen Henriksen, Laura Ngyou, Lukas Grewenig, Owen Leather and Simon Kidd.
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8 November – 3 January
Art Ring
Tomfoolery, London
Art Ring is a celebration of bold design and craftmanship; for this event the shop asked over 30 of our designers to create unique statement rings. Jewellers include Hannah Bedford and Emily Kidson.
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13 – 17 November
Country Living Fair
Business Design Centre, London
Luna Lighting are exhibiting at this Christmas shopping event
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20 – 22 November
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Future Icons: Selling Pop Up
Hand-picked by Future Icons and The Goldsmiths’ Centre, discover beautiful work by design and craft businesses that create the finest jewellery, fashion and interior accessories. Exhibiting makers include David Marques, Ella Fearon-Low and Richard McVetis.
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22 – 23 November
MADE Brighton
St Bartholomews Church, Brighton
Luna Lighting is exhibiting at thee Brighton craft fair.
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16 November – 5 January 2020
MAKE 2019 – Contemporary Crafts for Christmas
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
Luna Lighting is showcasing work in the Guild’s annual Christmas selling exhibition.
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23 – 24 November
Charleston Designer & Maker Fair
Lewes, East Sussex
Lucy McGrath is one of 30 designer makers selected for this fair, set in the beautiful surroundings of Charleston, the Lewes home of the Bloomsbury group.
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27 November – 1 December
Alter – ceramics exhibition
Alter will be an examination of the transformative qualities of clay and the belief in the transformative power of material thinking through innovation and experimentation
The exhibition features work by Cockpit ceramicist Leah Jensen alongside others including Matthew Chambers, Ashraf Hanna, Hannah Tounsend and Annie Turner
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30 November
Tate Maker’s Open Studio Weekend
Tate Modern, London
Tate will be showcasing the work and practice of selected London-based craftspeople including Cockpit’s Lucy McGrath. Meet the makers, take part in live demonstrations, masterclasses and short talks, and browse the market stalls.
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30 November – 18 January 2020
JÓL
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
JÓL is the old Norse celebration of the Winter Solstice and the returning of the light after the short days and long nights of winter. This exhibition will feature works in wood, metal, textiles, ceramics and glass. It will concentrate on beautifully hand crafted objects to either use or give as gifts over the festive period with an emphasis on cosy nights by the fire, a sense of peace and tranquility as a welcome antidote to the frenetic, throw away culture of the modern Christmas celebration. Exhibitors include Luna Lighting.
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31 November – 5 January 2020
Dazzle
Oxo Tower Wharf, London
For 34 years, Dazzle has been taking up residency on the South Bank, first at the National Theatre and, for the last four years, in gallery@oxo. A curated exhibition of contemporary, handmade jewellery and wearable art, makers showcased include Steven Harkin, Ekta Kaul, Sarah Herriot, Emily Kidson, Ella Fearon Low.
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