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A Brand New Event for London Craft Week 2019: The Future of Craft

9-12 May 2019

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH

Save the date: Private View, 8 May 2019, 6pm – 9pm

Curated by Oxo Tower Wharf, alongside project collaborators Design-Nation and Future Icons, The Future of Craft is a carefully selected line up of innovative and forward-thinking craft organisations, practitioners and collectives presented across five floors in the raw, industrial settings of Bargehouse. The Future of Craft partner networks Design-nation and Future Icons will each present headline installations at the show.

Design-Nation will showcase new projects and products by leading makers from across their portfolio including Amy Leigh, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone, Emma-Jane Rule, Georgia Bosson, Jacky Puzey, Jacqueline James, Julie Vernon, Lucy Elisabeth, Leszek Sikon, Linda Bloomfield, Maria Sigma, Michelle House, Raw Studio, Speckled Grey and Susannah Weiland.

Future Icons will present a curated mix of new and established hand-crafted projects by sixteen interior led artists across ceramics, furniture, lighting, metalwork and textiles including Vezzini & Chen, RHMB, Barnaby Goode, Richard McVetis and Cristabel Balfour.

Elsewhere in the building, visitors will enjoy installations and demonstrations from craftspeople including Design-Nation members Fung & Bedford, Helen Yardley, Margo Selby, Sarah Villeneau, Angie Parker and Anna Gravelle, as well as an interactive installation of Catinca Tilea’s #1minutelamp.

The event will also feature a special installation of David Penny’s Screen for Another Focus. This moving image installation and series of photographic works were produced during an artist residency at Dovecot Tapestry Studio. The immersive projection focuses on the object and materials that build the weavers’ world and the familiarity of actions and muscle memory in the body that all come into play in the process and activity of weaving. Screen for Another Focus will form part of this year’s Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, presented by Crafts Council.

The Future of Craft will host a thought-provoking talks programme including a one-day seminar hosted by Ceramics Research Centre-UK. Group discussions and presentations will address topics such as Future Craft and Culture with speakers such as Clare Twomey, Phoebe Cummings and Tessa Peters. More to be announced soon.

Visitors will have the chance to get involved with hands-on craft workshops with Yodomo, who deliver creative learning experiences, including sessions such as Make a Terrarium with London Terrariums, An Introduction to Embroidery with Embellished Talk and Rise and Shine shoe shine with shoemakers Carreducker, and many more still to be announced.

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More details and high-resolution images available on request:

Sophie Cain on 020 7021 1657 or [email protected] | David Gorrod, Seen PR, on 01273 722469 or [email protected]

Our partners: Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned designers. Visitors can explore over 25 open designer-maker studios across three floors of the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf Building – select studios will be running their own events as part of London Craft Week. This building is also home to contemporary exhibition spaces, Bargehouse and gallery@oxo. | Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @OxoTowerWharf

Oxo Tower Wharf is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB). CSCB is a social enterprise which means income generated by commercial activities stays in the neighbourhood and is used to deliver a range of community programmes and maintain our site which includes Bernie Spain Gardens and Riverside Walkway. | Twitter and Facebook: @CoinStreet

Future Icons represents a select collection of design and craft led businesses that produce the finest home accessories, furniture, jewellery, fashion accessories, artwork and objet d’art internationally. Client collections can be found in museums, galleries and private residences across the world and are presented as heirlooms of the future. | Instagram: @futureicons_ Facebook:

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