Discovering London Craft Week 2018

London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best-made of things.

Guy Salter, Chairman of London Craft Week

London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fourth edition from 9-13 May 2018. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

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..

The Relevance of Traditional Methods in Modern Interiors with Rupert Bevan & Company
Open house, 9 – 11 May 09:00 — 18:00, Talk & Demonstration, 10 May 18:00 – 20:00
Rupert Bevan, 11 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA
LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 Exhibition at the Design Museum, 9 – 13 May 10:00 – 18:00

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 Design Museum, 224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London
We’re always fascinated to watch craftsman at work, and Clive Christian Furniture are celebrating 40 years by participating in LCW with live workshops. Visit their Mayfair showroom throughout the week for demonstrations.
Clive Christian, 76 Brook Street, London, W1K 5EE
Above, Luke Urwin, below, Soane Britain
#PimlicoRoadSeries are hosting a series of live demos and workshops throughout the week. Visit their website here for an insight into the designers and decorators in this district.
Alfred Dunhill and Hole and Corner‏ collaborate for demonstrations and exhibitions at Bourdon House.
‘The Modern Home’, 10 May 19:00 – 21:00
‘Space and Senses’, 11 May 9:00 – 11:00

Booking necessary via, 30 places per talk, free to attend.

Also the Conran Shop never fail to disappoint with their Craft Week edit. These minature pots by Yutasegawa Ceramics will be on display to purchase.
55 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London & 81 Fulham Road. 
Flow Gallery carefully curates contemporary craft, representing makers working in ceramics, glass, paper, wood, textiles, metal and jewellery. Working in close contact with craftsmen enables them to build strong relationships with the makers.

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.

For the complete listing of LCW, here is the PDF programme link for you to download…
Happy exploring!
Nicky’s World May 2018