Discover The Future of Craft this week!
The Future of Craft
9 – 12 May 2019
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, SE1 9PH
London Craft Week is just around the corner! Join us at The Future of Craft, a new event for this year’s London Craft Week – hosted by Oxo Tower Wharf in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons. The Future of Craft celebrates innovation in craft and makers’ stories. With displays and installations from over 40 craftspeople along with a free talks programme and workshops by Yodomo, there is so much to discover. Click here for more information.
Our programme of free talks is supported by leading furniture retailer Heal’s, with sessions across three days. This includes a panel discussion with Decorex’s Creative Director, Andy Bishop, who will be joined by acclaimed interior designers Daniel Hopwood, Charu Gandhi, Caroline Milns and furniture designer Kevin Stamper. Book your free place and discover the full programme here.
Creative platform Yodomo are running hands-on craft workshops during The Future of Craft so visitors can get stuck in and develop their skills with sessions including Spoon Carving with Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, Make a Paper Pajaki Chandelier with Karolina Merska and Make a Terrarium with London Terrariums. Avoid disappointment and book onto a workshop now.
Real to Reel: Screen for Another Focus by David Penny
The Crafts Council’s Film Festival is back for a fourth year of screenings during London Craft Week. The main programme takes place at Picturehouse Centralbut this year there will also be a special event at Bargehouse. Screen for Another Focus by David Penny is an immersive, three screen installation blurring the boundaries between video and photography to interpret the extraordinary craftsmanship of the weavers at Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Edinburgh. The Crafts Council has enabled the display of this exciting work in the raw, industrial setting of Bargehouse and you’ll find the installation up on the fourth floor.
More at Oxo Tower Wharf
- gallery@oxo hosts The Guild of Master Craftsmen: Celebrating British Craft a showcase of traditional and contemporary crafts including winning entries from the GMC Woodturner of the Year competition.
- Common Threads at Studio Fusion Gallery (Oxo Tower Wharf – Unit 1.06 First Floor) – An exhibition of metalwork by Ane Christensen and jewellery by Daphne Krinos, highlighting the common threads that run through both makers’ practices.
- The Art of Repair: Kintsugi at wagumi (Oxo Tower Wharf – Unit 1.08 First Floor) – wagumi’s popular kintsugi workshops
offer the chance to connect with the Japanese art of repair. Kintsugi practitioner Iku Nishikawa gives an introduction to how, with traditional techniques, broken ceramics can attain a beautiful afterlife.
Visit our designer-makers at Oxo Tower Wharf
There’s something different around every corner at Oxo Tower Wharf – from lighting, homeware, gifts, jewellery and fashion, we’ve got it covered. Oxo is the permanent home to some of the UK’s most innovative and renowned contemporary designers and makers. While at Oxo Tower Wharf for The Future of Craft, why not check out our design studios on the first and second floor of Oxo Tower Wharf? Click here for more information.
London Craft Week Highlights
There’s plenty of other exciting events taking place across London between Wednesday 8 May – Sunday 12 May to celebrate the cities makers and creatives. Click through to read our top picks blog post which features Cockpit Arts Form + Line at Fortnum & Mason as well as Heal’s x Gifu Japanese Craft Market. Read more here.