LONDON CRAFT WEEK RETURNS, PROMISING A CALENDAR OF INSPIRING EVENTS
For five days in May, hundreds of locations around London give themselves over to the discovery and celebration of craftsmanship in every sector of making – from Britain and around the world. From the smallest off-the-beaten-track atelier to the storied livery halls of ancient makers’ guilds, the shop floors of luxury retailers to the Houses of Parliament, London Craft Week takes people on a journey of discovery into the capital’s most creative spaces.
Launched in 2015 and now in its fourth edition, London Craft Week is the only festival of its kind in the world. Its packed calendar of events includes behind-the-scenes demonstrations, hands-on craft workshops and a programme of talks, interviews and discussions featuring some of the most fascinating individuals working in global craft today.
More than 200 events over the week span a vast spectrum of craft disciplines, from jewellery and leathercraft to printmaking and carpentry, and involve both established makers of global standing including the likes of Tom Dixon, Bill Amberg and Georg Jensen – and emerging talents on the cusp of their careers, such as the ceramic artist and Woman’s Hour Craft prize winner Phoebe Cummings, and the 2018 Arts Foundation Award winner and New Craftsmen glassblower Jochen Holz.
Over the course of the week, a visitor might:
- Learn of the intricacies of Swiss horology
- Explore British millinery
- Discover Danish ceramics
- Blend their own fragrances
- Print their own books
- Craft their own tableware
- Go behind the scenes at Rebus
- Hear stories of crafted works and iconic luxury products direct from the mouths of their makers
By going beyond the static beauty of an object to the dynamic story behind its making, London Craft Week aims to highlight and celebrate every dimension of craftsmanship: material and technique, talent and imagination.
‘London Craft Week is a response to a renaissance in the appreciation of creativity and
craft; to the role of hand, head, unique skills and true talent. It is another example of
what, at its best, the world’s creative capital does so well – mixing glamour with cutting
edge; heritage and contemporary and the commercial with the cultural.’
– Guy Salter, OBE MVO, Chairman of London Craft Week
Dates: 9 – 13 May 2018
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