home: event [ ceramics fair ]
Perfect timing to start shopping for Christmas gifts (or pick up something for your own home), this great ceramics market is a definite must-visit.
The date for the next Independent Ceramics Market is 28 September in Copeland Road, London SE15.
Independent Ceramics Market provides a unique opportunity to see / buy a diverse range of affordable ceramic artwork, and buy direct from the maker.
This event brings together a community of over 60 ceramicists, that include current students, up-and-coming graduates, as well as established ceramicists from various ceramic studio’s, making it the ideal location for discovering a new wave of early career, and some more established ceramic artist.
Pick up unique and original ceramics, from cups to art sculptures, the broad range of makers will have something for everyone.
home: event [ Choose Love exhibition ]
Back for a second year, Print Club London presents an exhibition of its favourites artists and their works in order to support Help Refugees.
Artists have taken the iconic ‘Choose Love’ slogan, originally created by Katherine Hamnet in the 1980s and each created a one off piece.
‘It has so far raised over £50,000 for the charity and seen artists such as Sir Anish Kapoor, Alexa Coe, Stanley Donwood, Mustafa Halusi and Noel Fielding contributing artworks to the project. Each piece is available to buy throughout the exhibition, and then later via Print Club London’s online gallery‘
[ 26th July – 01 Aug ]
Head to somersethouse.org.uk for more details
home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Tickets go on sale 20th July
home: event [ Portmeirion exhibition ]
Worth catching before it ends in July, this Portmeirion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum runs til the 28th.
Portmeirion is a British success story. Its innovative designs have set trends in the pottery industry over six decades. The company has thrived at a time when many of its famous, long-established rivals have not managed to survive. 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Susan Williams-Ellis (1918-2007), founder of the pottery, whose classic designs include ‘Totem’, ‘Magic City’ and the ever-popular ‘Botanic Garden’.
home: event [ Cornflakes to Cola ]
With a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Sainsbury’s, The Design Museum, London has put on a playful display showcasing graphic design from their products in the 60’s & 70’s.
This exhibition explores how these designs influenced customers shopping behaviour, then and now.
A fascinating insight into a commercial business, being the first self service store in the UK. Understandably the focus for customers was on the nice packaging!
home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]
It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!
home: event [ Lee Krasner exhibition ]
Seeing art exhibitions can be uplifting and inspiring. Visit the Lee Krasner exhibition, at the Barbican, and get colour inspiration and a pattern feast for the eyes!
30 May – 1 September
Lee Krasner is a key figure in American art, whose energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York.
‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. The first major presentation of her work in Europe for more than 50 years, Lee Krasner: Living Colour tells the story of a formidable artist, whose importance has too often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.
Discover Krasner’s spirit for invention – from striking early self-portraits to her acclaimed ‘Little Image’ paintings from the 1940s, from collages comprised of torn-up earlier work to a selection of her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings. Explore nearly 100 works, many of which are being presented for the first time in the UK.