Cockpit Arts Open Studio – Holborn

The Spring Open Studios at Cockpit Arts in Holborn were part of the inaugural London Craft Week, an event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship across London.

Cockpit Arts is a social enterprise and registered charity, it supports designers and makers since 1986 by providing affordable studio space, mentoring, business advice and more. Their programs are tailored to designer-makers at different stages of their career, who want to become more successful and at the same time develop creatively.

The Holborn Studio is located in a former factory at Cockpit Yard and houses close to a hundred designers/makers. When walking into the studio once quickly gets an understanding of the sense of community and collaborative approach between the makers. While many of the makers share a studio space, they each bring their individual stamp to their space with their tools, materials, inspirations and designs.

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The Open Studio is an excellent way to meet talented designers/makers in their environment and to buy and/or commission their work. The atmosphere is buzzing with creativity and talent in a supportive environment, that shows that design and crafts can be a career to aspire to.

  Contemporary Wood Designs by Eleanor Lakelin

Contemporary Wood Designs by Eleanor Lakelin

  Couture Tailor Thomas von Nordheim

Couture Tailor Thomas von Nordheim

  Deborah Carré and James Ducker are Carreducker, bespoke shoemakers

Deborah Carré and James Ducker are Carreducker, bespoke shoemakers

  Porcellain Designs by Billy Lloyd

Porcellain Designs by Billy Lloyd

  Ceramics by Kerry Hastings

Ceramics by Kerry Hastings

  Leather accessoires by Katherine Pogson

Leather accessoires by Katherine Pogson

  Contemporary jewellery by Japanese Designer Mariko Sumioka

Contemporary jewellery by Japanese Designer Mariko Sumioka

  Luxury Designer Handbags by Mark Tallowin

Luxury Designer Handbags by Mark Tallowin

  Knitwear Designer Laura Theiss

Knitwear Designer Laura Theiss

   Jewellery Designer Beth Gilmour

 Jewellery Designer Beth Gilmour

  Accessoires by Justin Oh

Accessoires by Justin Oh

  SORT – The Society of Revisionist Typographers

SORT – The Society of Revisionist Typographers

  Jewellery by Ros Millar

Jewellery by Ros Millar

  Prints and Fabric Designer Julie Kouamo

Prints and Fabric Designer Julie Kouamo

  Hunkydory Furniture

Hunkydory Furniture

  Jewellery Designer Maya Selway

Jewellery Designer Maya Selway

  Headwear Designer Emma Yeo

Headwear Designer Emma Yeo

  Textile Designer Sophie Manners

Textile Designer Sophie Manners

  Textile Designer Pinaki Studios

Textile Designer Pinaki Studios

  Ceramic Designs by Katharine Morling

Ceramic Designs by Katharine Morling

  Knitwear Designer Carlo Volpi

Knitwear Designer Carlo Volpi

  Hatdesigner Karen Henriksen

Hatdesigner Karen Henriksen

  Textile Designs by Tangent

Textile Designs by Tangent

List of Designer/Makers featured: Ros Millar – Karen Henriksen – Justin Oh – Sort Design – Thomas von Nordheim – Carreducker – Mariko Sumioka – Pinaki Studios – Katherine Pogson – Billy Lloyd – Eleanor Lakelin – Emma Yeo – Kerry Hastings – Sophie Manners – Katharine Morling – Tangent Accessories – Carlo Volpi – Mark Tallowin – Maya Selway – Beth Gilmour – Jacqueline Cullen – Julie Kouamo – Beth Gilmour – Hunky Dory Furniture

Report by Carlotta Corvi and Simone Eder

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