Cockpit Arts Open Studio – Deptford

The second edition of Spring Open Studios at Cockpit Arts in Deptford followed a week after Holborn. The Deptford Studio is located in the midst of a green and tranquil area of London, that has a community feeling, which is reflected by the light and airy atmosphere of the studios itself.

Compared to the very busy and almost crowded edition the week before in Central London, the Deptford Open Studios were quieter, giving visitors an even better opportunity to observe the creative process and find out about artists/makers and their products.

In conversation with the makers, the feedback about the different kinds of supports from Cockpit was very positive, especially regarding the business and marketing advice given by the social enterprise, an area some have more difficulties to relate to. The mentoring programs and workshops are appreciated by makers at all points in their career.

Cockpit Arts remains, almost 20 years after its start in 1986, a very important institution and provides invaluable support to talented craftspeople in helping them grow their business.

  Designed Leather Handbags by Kuku Big Bags

Designed Leather Handbags by Kuku Big Bags

  Textile Designs by Lorna Syson

Textile Designs by Lorna Syson

  Textile Designer and Handweaver Charlotte Grierson

Textile Designer and Handweaver Charlotte Grierson

  Homeware and Lifestyle Products by Mind the Cork

Homeware and Lifestyle Products by Mind the Cork

  Ethical handmade knitwear for children by Petite Albion

Ethical handmade knitwear for children by Petite Albion

  The Shoemakery by Maria McLean

The Shoemakery by Maria McLean

  Textile designs by Jen Rowland

Textile designs by Jen Rowland

  Ceramic Arts and Design by Amber Khokhar

Ceramic Arts and Design by Amber Khokhar

  Colourful prints by Maria Hatling

Colourful prints by Maria Hatling

  Handwoven Textiles by Laura Adburgham

Handwoven Textiles by Laura Adburgham

  Jewellery by Petra Bishai

Jewellery by Petra Bishai

  Violin maker Ewen MacLaine

Violin maker Ewen MacLaine

  Furniture Design by Iwoodcreate – Matthew Corbishley

Furniture Design by Iwoodcreate – Matthew Corbishley

  Jewellery Designs by Chloe Robertson

Jewellery Designs by Chloe Robertson

  Glass Designs by Apollo Stained Glass

Glass Designs by Apollo Stained Glass

  Furniture by Boggis-Rolfe Design

Furniture by Boggis-Rolfe Design

  Silver Jewellery by Shaun Grace

Silver Jewellery by Shaun Grace

List of Designers/Makers featured: Petite Albion – Mind the Cork – Boggis Rolfe Design – Shaun Grace – Chloe Robertson – Laura Adburgham – Eleanor Pritchard – Charlotte Grierson – Jen Rowland – Apollo Stained Glass – The Shoemakery – Amber Khokhar – Petra Bishai – Iwoodcreate – Kuku Big Bag – Maria Hatling – Lorna Syson

Report by Carlotta Corvi and Simone Eder

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