Culture Journal Special: 6 events not to miss at London Craft Week
Words: Daisy Gray
With over 230 events spread throughout London, we thought you might appreciate a little bit of filtering ahead of London Craft Week 2018. Obviously it goes without saying that The Home of Craftsmanship we have curated with dunhill is top of the list – but here’s six more for you to bookmark…
Jesmonite Masterclass with Stephanie Tudor
Institute of Making WC1E 7JE, 9th May 10am – 1pm
Material and process-led artist Stephanie Tudor is hosting a tile-making workshop, using last year’s Material of the Year, Jesmonite. Tudor will teach the casting and moulding processes involved, as well as including reclaimed and organic elements to create unique surfaces and patterns.
Colourful Minds, Illustration and Pattern for the Home
The New Craftsmen W1K 4DG, 9th-12th May
Neatly coinciding with our new Nest Issue, The New Craftsmen are exhibiting a body of work from the archive of legendary designer and painter Peggy Angus. The show will explore how illustrations inspire our homes, and will feature corresponding works from artists Aude van Ryn, Alex Sickling and Jo Waterhouse.
Freud’s Fabrics: Curator’s Tour of the Freud Museum’s Textiles
Freud Museum NW3 5SX, 10th May 6.30pm
The Curator of London’s Freud Museum, Bryony Davies, is to give an exclusive after-hours tour of several unique and significant textile pieces that reside in the museum, housed in the former home of Sigmund Freud and his wife.
Reuse and Sustainability in Discussion with Retrouvius
Retrouvius NW1, 11th May 2pm
Maria Speake, Guy Hills, Daniel Heath and Bethan Ryder; reclamation, design and textile experts are gathering at the fully restored home of Dashing Tweeds to discuss the topic of re-use, salvaging and sustainability, and their individual approach to crafting: a timely subject that they have each built their business around.
Open House at Assemble’s Sugarhouse Studios
Sugarhouse Studios SE16 4DJ, 11th-12th May
Turner Prize-winning studio and collective Assemble open up their doors for the weekend at Sugarhouse Studios. This offers a rare chance to see a range of practices and designers from behind the scenes and watch works in progress take shape.
The New Ethics of Craftmanship
Design Museum W8 6AG, 11th May 1pm
With the upcoming unveiling of the Loewe Craft Prize winner of 2018, Jonathan Anderson and Deyan Sudjic gather at the Design Museum to talk about the roles and functions within contemporary craft processes, and will touch on the modern world’s impact on craft production.