8th October 2019

Read on to discover where Cockpit makers are this month.

4 June – 13 October
The Weaving Residency
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Ditchling
The Weaving Residency, in association with Cockpit, is showcasing the work of Cockpit weaver Alice Timmis, who specialises in Jacquard woven fabrics, hand-woven bespoke cloth and embroideries.
Alice will be working on a large George Maxwell loom which is part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The marriage of this historic loom and Alice’s contemporary style celebrates the resurgence of interest in this traditional craft.  On 13 October Alice will be in the museum working on the loom when visitors are invited to come along to see her at work and learn about slow fashion and ethical production.

20 July – 13 October
Basketry: Function & Ornament
Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales
A truly ancient craft, Basketry still adheres to its basic principles and methods of construction, albeit in myriad forms. Contemporary practitioners combine materials and techniques, using both traditional and modern ways of making to spectacular effect. Basketry: Function & Ornament looks at current practice of makers working throughout the UK. It brings together functional vernacular work from various parts of the country, alongside pieces that are sculptural and ornamental. Alison Dickens is one of 30 contemporary basketmakers featured in this exhibition curated by Gregory Parsons.

17 August – 12 October
David Gates in Dialogue
Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Textile artist Richard McVetis is exhibiting his work with jeweller Romilly Saumarez Smith and weaver Ismini Samanido alongside the cabinets by furniture designer David Gates.

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.

19 September – 1 November
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Jeweller Ella Fearon-Low has been selected to exhibit at Shine, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s annual showcase of new talent in jewellery and silversmithing.

2 – 30 October
Constructing in Colour
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Emily Kidson has a solo exhibition at the Edinburgh Gallery. For the exhibition she has made three new statement pieces and a collection of earrings and pendants to compliment them.

3 – 6 October
Other Art Fair
Victoria House, London
Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is the UK’s leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. Maria Hatling will be showcasing her new collection of painting and collage work.

6 – 9 October
Olympia, London
Ceramicists Vanessa Hogge and Ula Saniawa are both exhibiting at this leading event for interior design professionals.

10 – 13 October
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
Joost Pasman, Karen Henriksen, Ella Fearon Low are all exhibiting at the Manchester fair.

15 – 16 October
Busy Being Ze – R & D Sharing performances
Applecart Arts, London
Busy Being Ze is a puppet theatre show for family audiences about a little puppet named Ze and their journey to self-acceptance.
With the help of Applecart Arts, the Wondering Hands puppetry group led by Cockpit’s Alicia Britt are starting the first stage of this show’s development with a series of research and development sharing events. The event is for children and families and is an exciting opportunity for you to learn more about how puppet shows are made from scratch.

24 – 27 October
Made Marylebone

One Marylebone, London
Emily Kidson, Olivia J Holland, Rentaro Nishimura, Maya Selway and Row Pinto are exhibiting at this annual contemporary craft and design fair.

25 October – 16 November
New Member Showcase

Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Emily Kidson is showing work in the gallery’s annual New Member Showcase.

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.


Image – Detail of We Are All One by Maria Hatling