Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios kicks off this evening at their Holborn establishment – with dozens of designer makers on hand to present their new goods to the public. The following weekend the Deptford studios will be open, so grab yourself a bargain from either place! There will also be an Alumni showcase at the Holborn studios.
I am looking forward to the new collection by Craig Yamey and Ian Scott-Kettle of Constructive Studio, which fuses pattern cutting and illustration to create unique home wares and fashion accessories.
Hand Made Food will be on hand to provide delicious morsels including natural wines and seasonal delights. There are also a range of workshops for kids – I like the sound of leather accessory designer Katherine Pogson inviting children to decorate jewellery with braid, ribbons, beads and other embellishments donated by the studio designers. Also in Holborn there will be the chance to throw your own teapot with sjm.