Craft works: makers have their moment at St James’s Market Pavilion
Opening this week is the third iteration of London Craft Week. Bookended by other design happenings in the city, London Craft Week offers up something some these other events do not: an opportunity to hone in on the makers and their processes.
Taking place across the city, London Craft Week will see a plethora of studios throwing open the doors to their crafting caves, and sharing the secrets to their success with demonstrations, talks and exhibitions. One of the many highlights includes a residency that will take place at St James’s Market Pavilion. Designed by Studio Weave, the art space opened late last year as part of The Crown Estate developments.
Parisian designer Serge Amoruso will delve into his leather making processes as part of the ‘Crafting Accessories’ event
The pavilion will host events during five days, each one focusing on a different theme. First off will be an insight into French makers including Serge Amoruso’s leather craft and Samuel Gassmann’s cufflink making in ‘Crafting Accessories’.
Following this will be a spotlight on menswear, with demonstrations from Ettinger and Emblem by Rose, while various sessions celebrating the home, outdoors and speed will explore the making of wicker baskets, saddles, spoons, knives and even kayaks.
Elsewhere in St James’s there will also be two special dinners that will celebrate ceramics and glassmaking. Wallpaper* Design Award-winning restaurant Aquavit will be hosting a Nordic dinner with Flow gallery where ceramicists Maria Kristofersson, Anna Kantanen and Lars Soendergaard will present their new limited edition tableware. Meanwhile over at Venetian restaurant Veneta, Mark Hill will be presenting mid-century Murano glassworks.