Launched in 2015 and now in its fourth edition, London Craft Week is the only festival of its kind in the world. The packed calendar of events includes behind-the-scenes demonstrations, hands-on craft workshops and a programme of talks, interviews and discussions featuring some of the most fascinating personalities in the global craft industry. Pick from a whopping 227 events, including 70 exhibitions, 41 workshops, 87 talks and 61 live demonstrations – all focused on the vibrant modern-day craft scene in Britain and beyond. The disciplines range from jewellery and leathercraft to printmaking and carpentry, and involve both established makers of global standing – including the likes of Tom Dixon, Bill Amberg and Georg Jensen – and emerging talents on the cusp of their careers, like the ceramic artist and Woman’s Hour Craft prize winner Phoebe Cummings, and the 2018 Arts Foundation Award winner and The New Craftsmen glassblower Jochen Holz. It also offers the chance to explore the capital’s most creative spaces – from the smallest off-the-beaten-track ateliers to the legendary livery halls of ancient makers’ guilds, the shop floors of luxury retailers to the Houses of Parliament.
By Megan Carnegie