Made in Clerkenwell is an intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the workshops of our renowned design community - whether you’ve got an hour to pop in or a whole day to mooch, 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 (join us for a drink, handmade treats from Chop’s Cakes and music from DJs The Wedding Smashers).
Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Prepare to be tempted by fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts by 90+ selected UK designers. Choose a gift, commission a unique piece, find a bespoke design service or just browse... this shopping treat is topped off by meeting the maker.
Craft Central is excited to be part of the Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe. As well as Made in Clerkenwell: Summer Open Studios (24-27 May) and special exhibitions in the Showcase and Corner Shop (22-27 May), activity will include: Makers in Residence ‘live studio’ window display in partnership with Creative Clerkenwell (22-27 May); CIY: Craft it Yourself making workshops - have a go at throwing a pot, printmaking and knitting (22-23 May); and a Rooftop Talk on Clerkenwell History by London Historian and designer maker Jane Young (22 May).
Go back to the roots of making and discover the fascinating processes... and do some shopping whilst you’re at it! Refuel with refreshments from Chop’s Cakes and our food market in St John’s Square (24-27 May), including Wedding Trikes & Cocktail Campers, Anna Maes’ Southern Street Food, Don Arancini, and Mr Minton.