4th March 2020

Read on to find out where Cockpit makers are this month.

5 – 15 March
TEFAF Maastricht European Art Fair
Maastricht, Netherlands
Katharine Coleman is exhibiting in the European Fine Art Fair, the most prestigious in the European art fair calendar, represented by Adrian Sassoon

7 March – 25 May
Tactile Spring Showcase
Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Tactile is a new jewellery showcase featuring contemporary jewellers whose work explores the beauty of texture and movement. Clara Breen is showcasing a collection of her jewellery during the exhibition.

19 March
The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles
Fashion & Textiles Museum, London
The 62 Group of Textile Artists presents The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles, the third talk in their annual lecture series at the Fashion and Textile Museum. This lecture will introduce Richard McVetis and his project The Potential of Stitch.

20 – 22 March
Ceramic Art London
Central St Martins, London
The UK’s favourite ceramics event returns larger than ever with more exhibitors, a major new exhibition area and live demos and talks. Helen Johannessen and Simon Kidd are both exhibiting.

26 March
Creative Links: Ethical Making and Studio Practice
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Join ethical-making pioneers and champions Greg Valerio, Jos Skeates and Cockpit jeweller Ute Decker for an evening of inspiration and advice. Consider how your studio practice can evolve and each small change can cumulatively have a big impact environmentally and socially.

The speakers will share their experience and resources, based on years of making, sourcing and operating ethically and responsibly; from their choice of materials, packaging, printers and pickle, to the opportunities offered by becoming a certified B-Corporation organisation. There will be the chance to ask questions and join the conversation about ethical approaches to jewellery and silversmithing.

26 March – 23 May
Fifteen Reflections
Marking 15 years of her granulation jewellery, Hannah Bedford is featured in this debut exhibition at Flow Gallery, showcasing one-of-a-kind variations of her ‘Berry’ and ‘Adorn’ Collections.

27 March – 26 April
Conversations: People, Places, Materials, Objects
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington
An exhibition of work by The 62 Group who aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions. Richard McVetis is one of the featured artists.

28 March
The Maker’s Eye
The Crafts Council Gallery, London
What does craft mean to you?  Does craft need to be functional, can it be funny, does it have to be beautiful and should it tackle the big topics of the day?
Esna Su is one of 13 brilliant craft makers the Crafts Council asked this question to. Each one picked works from Crafts Council Collections to create a ‘visual answer’ and the result is Maker’s Eye, an exhibition which features over 150 objects – making it the largest ever showcase of objects from the extensive Crafts Council Collections and archives.