London Craft Week 2024

London Craft Week 2024, 13 to 19 May, celebrates crafts and craftsmanship with fascinating events across the capital. Here’s my pick of what’s worth seeing

Future Icons Selects was fantastic last year, so I am delighted it’s back. The show will run throughout London Craft Week and is set to be this year’s largest showcase of contemporary crafts. Future Icons Selects will once again take over the Oxo Tower Wharf’s industrial Bargehouse with over 50 artists from a multitude of craft disciplines, spanning multiple continents. I advise you to book in advance and also give yourself plenty of time as there will be much to see and enjoy. Click here for details

Vintage Supermarket is the first physical event for online vintage brand Merchant & Found, running from the 15 to 18 May at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. Covering 6000 sq ft, vintage furniture, lighting and accessories will be available to buy alongside supermarket inspired craft installations including a fish counter and butchers shop, there will also be a talks programme, plus a daily supermarket trolley dash with competitions and prizes to be won. Sound like fun? Find out more or here

Vintage Supermarket part of London Craft Week 2024
Take part in a trolley dash at Vintage Supermarket

County Hall Pottery is a groundbreaking initiative set to transform London’s historic County Hall into a vibrant ceramics destination. Located on London’s South Bank overlooking the River Thames, County Hall Pottery marks a new chapter in the revitalisation of this historic site.

With a vision to celebrate and support the art of pottery in all its forms, the organisation – which has been funded by County Hall Arts – will offer rotating exhibitions, pop-up markets, community engagement initiatives and a potter-in-residence programme. The inaugural exhibition, Beyond the Kiln, has been curated by Emma Louise Payne and artist Alex Simpson. All the details are here.

Emma Louise Payne’s Meld collection, in collaboration with glassmaker Phoebe Stubbs, will also be launched at Rialto, the new Hackney-based design space during London Craft Week 2024

French Craft Collective, on Wednesday 15 May, is London’s only event dedicated to French artisanal craft. This one-day event will include examples of fine handmade furniture through to decorative paint effects and leather work. As an added bonus this year’s French Craft Collective will be held at The French Residence in Kensington Palace Gardens. For the chance to see exceptional French crafts in a stunning setting, this is the place to be. More details and how to register are here

Craftworks will take over all three floors of Shoreditch Town Hall from the 15 to 17 May. This new show is brought to you by Handmade in Britain and Cox London with 100 makers across all craft disciplines from ceramics and glass to jewellery and metalwork. We are also promised a programme of craft and design talks and workshops. Details are here

London Craft Week 2024 runs from the 13 to 19 May with events across the capital.

(image at the top: Lunasa woven artworks by Joanne Lamb, exhibiting at Future Icons Selects)

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