Friday, 30 August 2013

NEW FOR 2013! Made in Clerkenwell - Open Studios at Craft Central, NOW in partnership with The Goldsmiths' Centre

3 buildings, 150 designers, the ultimate shopping treat! Find out more and plan your visit here

It’s nearly that time of year again and we’re planning your Christmas shopping! We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with our neighbours, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, to bring you an additional venue full of design talent to enjoy at the next Made in Clerkenwell event (28 Nov - 1 Dec 2013). New for winter 2013, 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.

Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Shop for ready-to-buy fashion, jewellery, accessories, ceramics, printmaking, illustration and interior products by 150 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.

Don’t miss Look Mum No Hands serving up locally roasted Squaremile coffee, home-made cakes, savoury treats and locally brewed craft beer, The Wedding Smashers on the decks and festive flowers from Flor Unikon.


We’re famous for great jewellery design - adorn yourself with the likes of Sonia Cheadle, Sarah Herriot, Amy Keeper, Jessica De Lotz, De Anna Kiernan, Rhiannon Palmer and Mark Nuell. Continuing the fashion theme, milliners to the stars Katherine Elizabeth, Bailey Tomlin, UglyLovely, Martina Bohn and Rachel Black are on hand with vintage-inspired hats (worn by the likes of Dita Von Teese, Alexa Chung, HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Helen Bonham-Carter);  gorgeous knitwear from Kate Jones and Sally Nencini and Swithbert & Louis’ stylish capes; and find covetable leather bags and accessories by Candice Lau, House of Hoyle and Mia Sabel.


Once you’ve decorated yourself, why not focus on your home? Covetable interior products include: Ikuko Iwamoto’s intricate ceramics; Michelle Mason’s London inspired interior products; letterpress printing by Turnbull Grey, Apple & Pear and Marby & Elm; Helen Beard’s hand-illustrated characters on hand-thrown porcelain; quirky interior products by Takae Mizutani, Lee Borthwick and Love Bessie; Charlotte Kirkland's charming Christmas cards; and spot your favourite London street in Vic Lee’s unmistakable prints. Don’t miss an interiors pop-up by Haidee Drew and Jo Davies at the Corner Shop in Clerkenwell Green.

 Find out more and plan your visit here