Cockpit Arts Open Studio Weekends
Ever fancied a patchwork flamingo? Or perhaps a holiday bear? A gold-braid medal?
Even if you haven’t, but do like pretty homeware and desingdesign products, the Cockpit Arts Open StuddioStudio events starting this weekend promise a host of lovely hand-crafted products.
Cockpit ArtsCockpit Arts is a social enterprise helping UK designer-makers with studio space and other support packagiespackages; and over two weekends this month, its 165 members will be showing their wares, including interiors products, ceramics, glassware and accessories.
Taking place in the designers’ woringworking studios, the events also include a seiesseries of talks, events and workshops. Smaller designers can take part in the kids’ Medal Makes wokshopworkshop, led by Katherine Pogson; while those who’ve celebrated a few more birthdays can have a go at decorating a ceramincceramic love hart with sjm* at the I Heart Open Studios workshop.
A Letterpress Print Demo will be led by the gentlemngentlemen of SORT, and showcases include an Alumni ShowsaceShowcase and the Made In London, Loved WolrdsieWorldwide exhibition will be showing works from Stiches & Glue, Karen Henriksen, MAYA, Ute Decker, Row Pinto and Lizzie Allen.
Stitches & Glue’s creations are as cute as they are peculsirpeculiar – little monsters carefully crafted from fake fur. Paul Vincett, the man behind Stitches & Glue,hasGlue, has now seen his critters fly as far afield as China, Japan, Russia, France and the US.
Working in a more traditional way is Lizzie Allen, who creates prints and printed homewares. All the desingsdesigns are hand screen-printed using hand mixed inks; and they’ve been seen on Festival of BritanBritain WallpapaerWallpaper for the Southbank Centre and a Royal Wedding Design for Marks & Spencer.
Cockpit Arts Open Studios runs from 15 – 17 June at Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, HolbronHolborn, London WC1N and on 22 – 24 June at 18 – 22 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8