Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios – Deptford

15th - 17th June

Join Cockpit Arts for this perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers – from master craftspeople and artist-makers as well as a selected group of Cockpit Arts’ alumni.

– Jewellers, weavers, ceramicists … and many other crafts
– A curated display featuring makers participating in the Cockpit Arts / London Creative Network Programme.
– Demonstrations and talks from Cockpit makers Lucy McGrath, Shelley James, Ian Scott Kettle and Onome Otite, and an interactive display by Ekta Kaul.
– Enter the Prize Draw to win vouchers to spend with Cockpit makers.
– Enjoy delicious food in the Hand Made Food café.

Makers new to the Holborn incubator include fashion jeweller Niza Huang, digitally minded textiles artist Danny Lee, handweaver Laura Woodhouse and contemporary embroiderer Hannah Refaat. Cockpit Arts Ceramics Residency awardee Victoria Andrew will be exhibiting at her first Open Studios in Deptford.

Demonstrations and activities will take place on the Saturday and Sunday:

1.30 – 2 pm | Lighting for makers and collectors
In this practical introduction, glass artist Shelley James will demonstrate options for lighting artworks: spots, strips and washes and the pros and cons of different technologies: incandescent, halogen and LED. She will finish with a brief guide to watts, lumens, colour temperature and IP protection.

2.15 – 2.45 pm | Painting on Water
Watch paper marbler, Lucy McGrath demonstrates her craft; ‘floating’ paint on a bath of thickened water, manipulating it to create striking patterns and transferring these on to paper and 3-D forms.

About Cockpit Arts
Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople, housing up to 170 small businesses at our two centres in central and south London. We support craft practitioners at the start of their careers, as well as those who are more established, to grow and build successful and thriving businesses both in the UK and internationally. Proceeds from this fundraising event support extraordinary craftspeople making work in the UK. Reg. charity no. 1029643.


Open Studio

Free entry - donations welcome

Event times:
Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm

Cockpit Arts Deptford, 18-22 Creekside, London, England SE8 3DZ

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