London Craft Week – The Wonders of International Craftsmanship

London Craft Week is an event that combines various types of craftsmanship and was created in order to pay tribute to handwork and showcase the best of hand-made modern design pieces showcasing the best of the arts and crafts.

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London Craft Week has an extensive programme in which everyone will be able to find something to his/her own liking. Engaging workshops, showrooms, exclusive collections by the best designers, etc.

Today, we would like to get an overview of the best things to visit and see during London Craft Week. These design events should definitely not be missed!

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Porcelain Worlds: Behind the Scenes in a Globe Maker’s Studio

Workshop, 8 May 10:00 – 17:00
Open Studio, 9 – 12 May 11:00 – 18:00

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A rare one-day workshop to make your own individually scribed and decorated porcelain globe with an artist, ceramicist, and cartographer Loraine Rutt.

The New Craftsmen: Processing Lichen by Charlotte Kingsnorth

Exhibition, 8 – 11 May 11:00 – 18:00
Talk, 9 May 18:30 – 20:30

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The New Craftsmen presents Processing Lichen, an exclusive new collection of patinated bronze furniture by industrial artist and designer Charlotte Kingsnorth.

In Conversation: Nic Webb and Wycliffe Stutchbury

Talk, 9 May 13:00

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These two established makers share a strong connection with nature and enjoy a friendship with common interests in materials and process. Come listen to this talk during London Craft Week.

The Making of the Blaschka Glass Models

Talk, 9 May 15:30 – 16:30

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Miranda will be joined by glass artist Elizabeth Welch who will talk about the art of glass lampworking.

Japanese Ceramic Painting with Artist Miyu Kurihara

Talk and Workshop, 9 May 11:00 – 13:00

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During London Craft Week hear London-based Japanese ceramic artist Miyu Kurihara discuss her career and try your hand at painting a piece of Miyu’s ceramics, handmade using traditional techniques.

Over 240 masters from all over the world that specialize in ceramics, woodworking, textiles, metalworking, jewelry, or other areas, will be brought together from 8-12 April this year under the same idea of presenting their creativity, skills, and talent.

London will then transform into a place where unique stories will be told and exclusive contemporary design items will be displayed.

 

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Craft & Form: John Smedley x Zoe Wilson and Alice Walton in Conversation

Talk, 10 May 18:00 – 20:00

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At this London Craft Week talk, enjoy a panel discussion on how both artists select only the finest raw materials, transforming them into artisan creations of sculptural form on both large and small scales modern art.

Artisan Workshops: Bespoke Clay Figurines and Movable-Type Printing at The Hospital Club

Workshop: Movable-Type Printing,
11 May 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 17:00
12 May 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:00

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Workshop: Clay Figurine Making,
11 May 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 17:00
12 May 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:00

Award-winning sculptor Youlong PAN hosts a one-hour clay workshop, with the opportunity to make and take home your own bespoke figurine.

Shoreditch Design Rooms: Upholstery Open Weekend

Upholstery classes, 11 May 10:30 – 15:00
‘Make-a-thon’ open workshop,
12 May 10:00 – 17:00

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Shoreditch Design Rooms is a busy and vibrant upholstery workshop and school in the heart of the East End.

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All of these events and more are happening during the London Craft Week! If you are in London or have the intention of visiting this cold yet a gorgeous city, I Lobo You highly suggests that you come to take a look and try these workshops for yourself!

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