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The Boat Builders – a new body of work by Emily Jo Gibbs for solo exhibition in the spring
February 21, 2020
Craft Central is very pleased to announce that Emily Jo Gibbs has made a new series of portraits The Boat Builders, documenting Foreman and their Apprentices working at Berthon Boatyard in Lymington. Highlighting the Value of Making and the importance of skilled labour. A celebration of people who prefer a hands-on approach, whose knowledge and skill is gained through the doing, learnt through making. This project is being supported by Arts Council England.
Brunskill and Grimes have joined Craft Central
February 17, 2020
Once upon a time…St Mary’s RC Primary School in Chiswick was audited by the Mayor’s Office among the 50 most polluted schools in London.
Follow Erna Janine, founder of @freeweaver_saori_studio in her textile residency in India
February 13, 2020
First stop is visiting the silk tribes in Fakirpur, roughly 8 hours south of Kolkata. In 2017 Erna Janine was the participant in the DISC The Art program "the Never Ending Thread" there, a collaborative textile art project created over three months traveling through rural east India along with a group of ten international artists. Erna Janine has been using the forest silk from the tribal areas near Fakirpur in her weaving pieces ever since.
Adaku Parker Joins Craft Central
January 17, 2020
As a new mum she took a few textile and sewing evening classes while on maternity leave and her bespoke creations, such as bags and clothes, were in demand.
Sarah Desmarais awarded funding by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
January 13, 2020
This will finance a trip to Japan in spring 2020. She will undertake a ten-day course in katazome (traditional resist printing and dyeing using stencils, rice paste and indigo) and spend some further days visiting Japanese katazome practitioners including traditional masters and contemporary makers extending traditional practice.
Apply Now Designer – Maker Spring SALE Saturday 21 March
December 19, 2019
The previous two years discounted sale events have been received well with both exhibitors and visitors. Past participants are keen to see it repeated. As a result, we would like to invite you to apply for MAKER’S SPRING SALE Saturday 21st March 11am-6pm.
Craft Central's London Craft Week 2020 Programme Announced
December 17, 2019
Join Craft Central for a celebration of their female makers. Textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs, who currently appears in the V&A Bags Exhibition, will be giving a talk on The Value of Making, an ongoing project celebrating makers in stitch. Emily will also be running a hand-stitched silk organza appliqué workshop where you can learn her technique.
Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge – Thank you!
December 3, 2019
On behalf of Craft Central, we would like to thank the 800 visitors who came to our Winter Market at The Forge and made it such an enjoyably successful event. Also we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our talented and amazing makers and crafters who made this Market such a lively and creative Market!
Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge – call for makers!
September 25, 2019
APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT 16 - 17 November 2018 During mid-November we are having our annual Winter Market at The Forge. We had over 800 visitors last winter and we hope to build on this. We’re looking for craftspeople from across our Network and beyond to come and take part in this festive selling event.
London Craft Week at Craft Central Exploring Wellbeing through Making
May 15, 2019
Exploring wellbeing through making is this year's theme for the programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and exhibited work at Craft Central during London Craft Week.
"Hey Clay!" 2019 at Craft Central with Ana Bridgetwater
May 15, 2019
Please join us and discover the techniques of hand-building ceramics with Ana Bridgetwater, a resident ceramist at Craft Central. The taster sessions will be held in her large studio and are suitable for everyone including absolute beginners.
June Maker's Market at The Forge – Call For Makers!
April 11, 2019
This is a call for all makers!
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