Join Us At The Future Of Craft
Throwing open its doors 8-12 May, The Future Of Craft has something for everyone this London Craft Week. With so much to see across the city in so little time, The Future Of Craft brings together unmissable talks, inspiring installations and unique experiences, handily located within a single, central destination.
Curated by Oxo Tower Wharf, alongside Design Nation and Future Icons, the event offers visitors the chance to learn about, engage and immerse themselves in forward-thinking approaches to craft, through an exciting programme of panel discussions, exhibitions and hands-on workshops organised by Yodomo.
So whether you’re keen to get up close to Margo Selby's colourful woven textiles, catch Women's Hour Craft Prize Winner Phoebe Cummings in conversation with artist Clare Twomey, or mentally transport yourself away from the urban environment to somewhere more rural with a day-long spoon carving workshop, we’ve pulled out our highlights to help you easily plan out your London Craft Week.
WATCH | FREE TALKS
Makers Thursday offers practical advice to makers, including commercial insights from Elena Paparozzi, Senior Buyer at Heal’s, a business coaching Q&A with Crafts Council and a ‘marketing for makers’ session with experienced creative director Pete Gomori.
Friday - Ceramics seminar
Friday presents a one-day seminar hosted by Ceramics Research Centre-UK. Composed of three separate sessions, the series invites practising artists, design historians, curators, writers to address the theme ‘The Future of Craft’, and discuss the role it plays within clay, culture and society.
Saturday - Interior focus
Saturday brings together talks which explore the changing presence and role of craft within our homes. Current and future trends are discussed by design directors Charlotte Rey and Henrietta Thompson, by leading interior designers Daniel Hopward and Decorex, and collecting experts London Art Fair and Artsy.
Image credit: @LondonTerrariums
DO | WORKSHOPS
Running throughout The Future Of Craft, Yodomo’s programme of workshops provide visitors with the opportunity to get hands-on with craft at the event.
Unique experiences you can try include traditional Polish Pajaki chandelier-making, Sashiko and Boro mending, leather shoe shining, knotted necklace weaving, contemporary embroidery and more.
Every workshop is suitable for beginners, with all materials included in the ticket price. So friends and family can try their hand at something new, whether that's building a terrarium, linocut printmaking or binding your own notebook using G . F Smith papers.
But hurry! With only a limited number of tickets remaining, book now to space your space at one of our workshops.
SEE | INSTALLATIONS
Set across five floors in the Bargehouse, the exhibition presents new work from established and emerging makers, spanning textiles, furniture, ceramics, lighting, metal and interior accessories.
Project collaborators Design-Nation and Future Iconswho will each present headline installations at the show from their respective portfolios of makers and artists. Elsewhere in the building visitors will enjoy installations and demonstrations from craftspeople including Fung & Bedford, Helen Yardley, Margo Selby, Sarah Villeneau, Angie Parker and Anna Gravelle as well as an interactive installation of Catinca Tilea’s #1minutelamp.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Future of Craft
9-12 May 2019
(Private View 8 May)
Open daily, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London
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