Urban Makers East – Meet the designers/makers

Urban Makers East was founded in Bow, the heart of the East End in  2013 by makers who realized that a local, designer led market was missing from their creative and diverse area with so many established and budding designers, artists, crafters living and/or working there.

The Spring Market we visited in April  was held at the Mile End Ecology Pavillon and showed a great variety of traders as well as offering  a real community feel with over 40 stalls.

The Market was very busy with an estimated 2.000 people visiting making for happy traders all around.

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Architect Julien and Photographer Margaux, the designers/makers from l’Établi showcased their 3D printed collection of products at the market all the while making new products right there on the spot.

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Mika Sembogi from Mikabonbon showcased her fun range of handmade bags and wallets

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Maker Kaori Yatsumoto-Russel was present at the market with her range of colourful kids clothing and accessoires called KocoKids.

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Gaby Gassner designs and handcrafts beaded Jewellery using various bead weaving and wire wrapping techniques as can be seen below.

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Mirjam Lawrence Ceramics showcased her modern but timeless work inspired by textiles and textile techniques.

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Writer -Maker-Researcher and now Jeweller Lizzie Atkins showcased her delicate range of contemporary Jewellery.

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MBotanicals  impressed with their natural and organic skincare handmade in London, minimalist in Design.

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The Simple Candle Co. were one of the proud East London makers present at the market  with their scented candles.

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Stitch. Teach. Relax. The motto of the “Get Crafty with Velina” workshops, another proud local business. Below you can see some of their kaleidoscopic cushions.

List of designers/makers mentioned: L’Etabli;Mika Bon BonKOCO KidsGaby Gassner JewelleryMirjam Lawrence CeramicsM BotanicalsThe Simple Candle Co.Get Crafty with Velina.

To find out more about the Urban Makers East visit their website

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