Authenticity is at the heart of London Craft Week and the programme aims to attract a broad audience united in their appreciation of imagination, individuality, passion and skill. A curated programme of events across London allows visitors to create their own itinerary, meet the makers and gain access to exclusive exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.
LCW is held across London from Mayfair to Shoreditch and from Greenwich to Hampstead ensuring that a wide range of museums and galleries, studios and workshop spaces, as well as shops and luxury brands are involved.
Half of the events are free to attend and half are open house so no need to book. Other events need pre-booking at a cost, via the LCW website you can find links to make ticket purchases. Below we list various talks and open houses that caught our eye for the coming week..
Open house, 9 – 11 May 09:00 — 18:00, Talk & Demonstration, 10 May 18:00 – 20:00
Featuring the nominees of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 edition, the exhibition seeksto reflect the merits of modern craftsmanship. The imagination, diversity and techniques on display attest to the crucial role artisans have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage.
‘The Modern Home’, 10 May 19:00 – 21:00
‘Space and Senses’, 11 May 9:00 – 11:00
Booking necessary via firstname.lastname@example.org, 30 places per talk, free to attend.
Glass artist Jochen Holz discusses his solo exhibition Superficies during LCW. Holz explores the rarely practiced glassblowing technique of lamp working. His work focuses on the materiality of borosilicate glass, using a unique process to produce rich textures and complex shapes. Included in his talk on the 9th May at 5pm, tea will be served in Jochen Holz glassware. Booking required via eventbrite.