home: event [ home crafts ]

home: event [ home crafts ]

In the light of current events and we know it’s not advised to go to larger social events or gathering (and they are all soon to be cancelled no doubt) we thought this awesome selection of home crafting ideas from Good House Keeping would be very useful for entertaining both the kids and the adults – and you’ll end up with a mix of fun and cool stuff for the home!

Find all the great ideas here

home: event [ glass etching workshop ]

home: event [ glass etching workshop ]

Learn the techniques of acid etching with this great workshop with Lovely Craft Club.

You will have the opportunity to practice your design first, and then move on to either 6 wine glasses, champagne flutes or tumblers after your design has been digitally etched.

[ £79 ] All materials are included

Head to lovelycraftclub.co.uk

home: event [ vintage market ]

home: event [ vintage market ]

If you fancy trawling a great london market for vintage homeware and nicknacks then head to Bermondsey, London, on a Friday !

Bermondsey Square
London
SE1 3UN

6am til 2pm

Time Out says:

Held every Friday, this long-running south London market is heaven on earth for bargain-hunters.

Situated at the end of buzzy Bermondsey Street, this market is a south London institution. Every Friday, locals with magpie eyes flock here to trawl around 200 stalls for bargain china, silver, furniture, glassware and pottery. Not everything here would make it onto ‘Antique’s Roadshow’, but sifting the fab from the tat is part of the fun. In recent years, the market has expanded to include fashion, craft and food stalls, but antiques are still the focus. Just remember to arrive early: trading begins at 6am and most stall-holders will be packing up by lunchtime. When you’re done bargain-hunting, lively Bermondsey has loads of lunch options.

home: event [ So Last Century Fair ]

home: event [ So Last Century Fair ]

Head to this vintage fair for a variety of Mid Century items including furniture, lighting, accessories and ceramics.

Held at various locations throughout South London, the So Last Century Fair is a must visit for vintage enthusiasts.

The next fair is at Fairfield Hall, Croydon. For more information head to solastcenturfair.co.uk

home: event [ life drawing ]

home: event [ life drawing ]

We are constantly looking for new art prints, new artists, new designers, new print makers, new illustrators, new typographers and other creatives to admire and use their work to adorn our walls. We create gallery walls, look for originals in second shops and markets, read up on latest trends and often just fall in love with a piece and frame it.

Figurative work has long been popular but there are more modern styles of work emerging in the last few years and it’s strong trend being seen in the big name print houses and interiors stores. But how about having something more unique, getting creative yourself and trying your hand at a new skill.

Life drawing classes can be found in all the major cities and towns, in art schools, colleges, community centres, church halls… it’s always good to check local press for latest information

Explore life drawing and perhaps get to create your own art for your wall, discover a talent or just simply for fun and enjoyment and to then run off and buy somebody else’s work but appreciate even more the work and talent behind it.

Search the internet for classes in your area or work from home with photography and invest in a good tutorial book like Life Drawing or Life Drawing in 15 Minutes

https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/courses/public-courses/

https://www.londonartclasses.com/life-drawing-classes/

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

home: event [ KANA workshop ]

Founded by Ana Kerin, KANA LONDON is a clay workshop with a difference. Rather than using a traditional wheel to create the pieces, Ana’s workshops teach you how to hand build.

With an array of workshops to choose from a you can find one that suits you. From a tableware taster session to a three week course, or something in between.

My approach to work is experimental and playful, as I never follow a procedure, and invent new recipes daily. I work with a unique mixture of clays and mix my own glazes, often turning my back on traditional ceramic practice. Hand building, rather than turning on the wheel, further emphasizes the individuality of each piece. 

Head to kanalondon.com for tickets [ from £35 ]

home: event [ ceramics fair ]

home: event [ ceramics fair ]

This March, book this great ceramics fair in the diary. This three day London based event is full to the brim with incredible ceramicists.

They say;

The UK’s favourite ceramics event returns larger than ever with more exhibitors, a major new exhibition area and live demos and talks.

After a sellout in 2019, this year’s CAL is bigger than ever, with 20 new stalls, more new faces, a new exhibition area showcasing contemporary developments in ceramic practise, and a live demonstration area, in addition to our ever-popular Claytalks programme, ceramics bookshop and toolshop and the usual top class selection of exhibitors stands for 2020