5th June 2019

Snap up a postcard-sized artwork in Cockpit Arts’ summer fundraiser and support new talent.

70 makers have donated unique artworks for Cockpit Arts’ inaugural Secret Postcard Sale, offering a snapshot of their inspirations and connections to the city.  Made in a variety of materials, from ceramics to handwoven textiles, each postcard is signed on the back … but for now the identity of the maker is hidden. All will be revealed after the sale is over.

The postcards will be on display throughout Cockpit’s two Open Studios weekends: 14-16 June (Holborn) and 21-23 June (Deptford). Visitors to the events will be able to purchase a postcard with a £25 donation to Cockpit Arts. Postcards will be allocated to donors at random after Open Studios and sent out at the end of the month.

Setting out in creative practice is precarious, even more so in London, where a squeeze on studio space and soaring living costs is causing an exodus of artists. As a charity and award-winning social enterprise, Cockpit Arts is committed to keeping craft thriving at the heart of the city by offering studio space alongside expert business support. Only with the support of donors can we offer subsidised services to give talented makers the best chance of getting started professionally.

Cockpit’s CEO Annie Warburton said, “From hand-stitched maps to porcelain postcards, these 70 artworks are a thrilling showcase of the vitality, imagination and craftsmanship behind the studio doors at Cockpit Arts. Our first ever Secret Postcard Sale is an opportunity not only to buy an original artwork by one of London’s leading makers but also to support our work to enable talented new makers to set up, grow and sustain businesses in the capital.”

Cockpit Arts is grateful to the following makers for their contributions to this fundraising event:

Adele Brereton • Aimée Furnival (Another Studio) • Aisling Duffy • Alice Timmis • Alma Geller • Amber Khokhar • Annette Bugansky • Carréducker • Catherine Mannheim • Charlotte Grierson • Clara Breen • Craig Yamey (Museo Design) • Darren Appiagyei • Donna Brennan • Ekta Kaul • Eleanor Lakelin • Elise Gustilo • Elizabeth Ashdown • Emily Kidson • Emma Calvert • Fflur Owen • Frances Pinnock • Frances Wadsworth Jones • Helen Johannessen • Ian Scott Kettle • Jenny Llewellyn • Jo Hayes Ward • Judy Bentinck • Justin Oh • Karen Henriksen • Katharine Morling • Katharine Coleman • Kelvin Birk • Laura Woodhouse • Lucy McGrath (Marmor Paperie) • Anna Perring (Luna Lighting) • Lynn Foster • Majeda Clarke • Maria Hatling • Mark Nuell • Matt Nicholls • Maud Traon • Maya Selway • Mica Hirosawa • Olivia Creber • Olivia Holland • Onome Otite • Petra Bishai • Poppy Fuller Abbott • Polly Griffiths • Rentaro Nishimura • Row Pinto • Ruth Martin • Sally Lees • Sarah Herriot • Sian Zeng • Sophie Graney • Sophie Manners • Susan Horth • Tamara Gomez • Tania Clarke Hall • Teri Howes • Thornback & Peel • Timea Sido • Tuesday Riddell • Ute Decker • Vanessa Hogge • Vicky Cowin • Will Odell • Zoe Miller (Tangent Accessories)

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios
Holborn · 14 – 16 June
Deptford · 21 – 23 June
Opening times: Fri 2 – 8pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun, 12 – 5pm
Free entry, Donations welcome
Further information