Craft Central opens the doors to its two fascinating Victorian buildings – start your visit in Clerkenwell Green and then find St John’s Square just 2 minutes away. Go ‘behind the scenes’ and explore the workshops of this renowned design community. Whether you’ve got an hour or a whole day, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping.
Avoid the high street this Christmas and opt for handmade! Pick up jewellery, fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts by 100+ selected UK designers. Choose a gift, commission a unique piece, find a bespoke design service or just browse… this shopping treat is topped off by meeting the maker.
Craft Central is famous for great jewellery design – this November, adorn yourself with big names like Sonia Cheadle, Sarah Herriot, Amy Keeper and Mark Nuell. Continuing the fashion theme, milliner to the stars (including Fern Cotton, Dita Von Teese, Alexa Chung and Lily Allen) Katherine Elizabeth is on hand with vintage-inspired hats for the party season and cover up with Kate Jones’ gorgeous knitwear.
Once you’ve decorated yourself, why not focus on your home? The Showcase gallery plays host to a Pop Up Design Shop brimming with gorgeous interior products, including Susan Bradley’s sleek London Landmark bookends. In the studios – find a world of intricacy in Ikuko Iwamoto’s ceramics, Michelle Mason’s London inspired interior products brighten any home, Helen Beard’s hand-illustrated characters come to life on hand-thrown porcelain and spot your favourite London street in Vic Lee’s unmistakable prints.
Go back to the roots of making and discover the fascinating processes… and get your Christmas shopping done too! Refuel with refreshments from Chop’s Cakes and the food market in St John’s Square.
Launch Night on Thurs 22 Nov, 5-8pm
Late Night Shopping on Fri 23 Nov, 12noon – 8pm
Avoid high street crowds on Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov, 12-5pm
Craft Central has TWO buildings:
21 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DX & 33-35 St John’s Square EC1M 4DS
Admission £3 each (under 16’s free)
020 7251 0276