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!
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.
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.
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.
This March, book this great ceramics fair in the diary. This three day London based event is full to the brim with incredible ceramicists.
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
If you are looking to get a but more creative this year and fancy making your own art work, have you considered letter press print?!
We have found a great beginners class in London, where you will be able to create your own piece of work from an idea you may already have. You will learn the skills and get step by step guidance throughout the 5 hr workshop.
The friendly dealers and well-known gallerists are bringing together a wide range of early, modern and contemporary work from London and well beyond, and will showcase a dazzling array of schools and styles, media and type. The accent will be on quality and accessibility; organised by a co-operative of dealers, this Fair will ensure that there is every opportunity for the average collector to indulge their collecting whims, with something to suit most pockets.
From beautiful collectors prints to European Modern Masters, the latest up and coming contemporary, to the well-respected Modern British names of the 20th century, with a sprinkling of stylish retro Scandinavian as well.
Admission £10, free for Friends of the Mall Galleries