Monday, 24 November 2014

‘Who are you looking forward to seeing at Made in Clerkenwell?’

Made in Clerkenwell opens in 3 days and with over 120 designers work to see it is going to be a busy craft packed weekend! To help you plan out your trip here is my guide to some of Made in Clerkenwell best bits!

Made in Clerkenwell Highlights!
Monokraum will be at The Goldsmiths Centre with her amazing prints and doing live demos of Lino cutting for printing during the show!

For the first time ever Craft Central Recycles project will have its own exhibiting space in the St Johns Square building with lots of make it yourself kits and sheets in their activities room.

Marby&Elm Personnel customized stationary printed as you wait at Clerkenwell Green exclusively for #MadeInClerkenwell and Libertys London!

TukTuk Giveaway! During #MadeInClerkenwell VicLee will be raising money for Manacare Foundation and 2 lucky people will win one of these gorgeous customized TukTuks! at St Johns Square!

Jacqui’s Top 5 Fashion & Accessories
Sahar Millinery- Milliner to the stars! Come try on Sahar Millinery's work at St Johns Square!

Alexandra Tosto- Gorgeous jewellery inspired from geometric honeycomb shapes, showing at Goldsmiths Centre!

Amy Keeper- Jeweller with a number of cohesive collections with a sense of Victorian narrative Studio 27 St Johns Square!

Yelena Loguiiko- Fashion Designer interested in creating classical yet quirky shapes that emphasise the feminine shape. Studio 18 Clerkenwell Green!

KuKu Big Bag- brand of handcrafted, functionally designed leather accessories at St John Square!

Jacqui’s Top 5 Interior Designers
North River- Beautiful handmade river printed silhouettes at St Johns Square!

Claire Ward-Thornton- Illustrator and surface print designer showing at Goldsmiths Centre!

Mel Smith- Surface Designer passionate about pattern and colour showing at St Johns Square!

House of Cally- design company producing fun intricate drawings with 1950's pastel colours, showing at St Johns Square!

Paper Tango- Passionate for papercraft and a love of sophisticated minimalist design, check out their Christmas cards at Studio 39 Clerkenwell Green!

Admission £3 each (under 16’s free) / Jump the queue and book online at

Avoid the high street! Thurs 27 Nov, 5-8pm, late night shopping Fri 28 Nov, 12noon - 8pm / Sat 29 & Sun 30 Nov, 12-5pm* (*The Goldsmiths’ Centre is closed on Sunday)

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

‘Fair of the Month!’

We are so excited to have been featured in Homes & Antiques Magazine December Issue! And to have be named #MadeInClerkenwell their 'Fair of the Month!' 

Made in Clerkenwell opens one week today! Come browse over 120 designers work and see why are open studios is 'Fair of the Month!'

For more details on our #MadeInClerkenwell event visit our
To book your tickets and plan your visit go to:

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What has 120 designers-makers spread over 3 buildings?... It’s Made in Clerkenwell Winter 2014!

3 buildings, 120 designers, the ultimate shopping treat! Find out more and plan your Made in Clerkenwell visit here

We’ve teamed up again with our neighbours, The Goldsmiths’Centre, to bring you an additional venue full of design talent to enjoy at Made in Clerkenwell! (27th-30th Nov 2014) Explore Craft Central’s 2 fascinating Victorian studio buildings in the heart of creative Clerkenwell as well as an indoor design market in the beautiful Goldsmiths’ Centre. All 3 venues are located within convenient strolling distance, just 2 minutes away from each other.

Opt for handmade! Shop for fashion, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, printmaking, illustration and interior products by 120 selected UK designer-makers. Choose a gift, commission a unique piece, find a bespoke design service or just browse... Whether you can spare an hour or a whole day, mingle with the makers in the studios where they work their magic. One ticket allows unlimited access over 4 days, including Thursday’s launch event and Friday’s late night shopping!


Just a stone’s throw from the London Jewellery Quarter, our Clerkenwell studios are famous for great jewellery design - adorn yourself with creations from the likes of Myia Bonner, Anton Kata, Jeanne Marell, Amanda Li Hope, Mandana Oskoui, Suzanne Rogers, Rhiannon Palmer and Mark Nuell.

Wrap up warm for winter with gorgeous knitwear from Sian O'Doherty, Suzie Lee and Sally Nencini or an exquisite scarf from Theo Wright or Liz Clay. Tempting leather bags and accessories will be on show from Kuku Big Bag, Lydia Riley and Melissa Simpson.

Explore the work of our milliners to the stars Katherine Elizabeth, UglyLovely, La dame au béret and Rachel Black will be on hand with modern and vintage-inspired hats (worn by the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Dita Von Teese and Lily Allen)


Once you’ve explored our designers fashion and accessories why not focus on your home? Made in Clerkenwell is the ideal shopping destination for your home too. If you’re looking for designer homewares, you’ll find beautifully crafted ceramics by Design K, Helen Beard, Ikuko Iwamoto, Alison Brent and Janet Stahelin Edmondson; colourful textiles by Hokolo, and Waffle Design; quirky limited edition prints by Clunky Doodles, House of Cally, Bronagh Kennedy, Monokraum and Small Eye; and contemporary silversmithing from Elizabeth Auriole Peers.

Have something in particular in mind? Made in Clerkenwell is the perfect opportunity to meet the artists and commission them to make your very own personalised statement piece. Commission bespoke handpainted frescos from Sarah Hocombe, gilded icons from Unorthodox Icons, mirrored installations by Lee Borthwick or have a portraiture bust sculpted by Monika Patyczek.

Plan your Made in Clerkenwell visit here
Read Made in Clerkenwell 2014 Press release here

Friday, 3 October 2014

We Love Made in Clerkenwell Winter 2014 Branding!

Thank you Turnbull Grey! We are loving the new Made In Clerkenwell branding!

Open studios is back at Craft Central in Partnership with The Goldsmiths Centre
With 100 designers spread over 3 buildings! The ultimate shopping treat! 
From 27th-30th of November 2014!

Plan your visit and book your tickets here.

And a big thank you to our supporters:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Total Fabrication Highlights and 100% Design Success

Celebrating LondonDesign Festival 2014, Total Fabrication was an exhibition of contemporary design for interiors with a material twist! The exhibit evolved with live exhibitor demonstrations of playful and fascinating craft processes by a talented group of designer-makers with an innovative approach to materials.
Check out our highlights from Total Fabrication below, with images from the exhibition in St Johns Square with designer demonstrations and our satellite presentation at 100% Design with Creative Clerkenwell.

100% Design Success

Total Fabrication’s Satellite presentation, at 100% design in Earls Court, was curated by Charlene of Creative Clerkenwell. This branch from #TotalFab14 was a great success attracting a lot of interest and included designer discussions with visitors. 

Total Fabrication Highlights