Craft Central is holding a designer- maker winter market in its east London home, The Forge, on the 16 & 17 November. This brings together a selection of talented craftspeople to sell handmade products ranging from home accessories, fashion and jewellery to ceramics, stationery, prints and more. This is the perfect opportunity to buy special gifts for friends and family for Christmas or simply just to treat yourself.
This makers market is a chance for visitors to meet and shop directly from designer-makers, take part in one of the craft workshops and to enjoy a drink in the pop-up café run by Gu Choi Pan London, a micro- bakery serving authentic Japanese savouries and sweets. Workshops on offer include jesmonite coaster and bead making, leathercraft wallet making, SAORI weaving and drop-in Christmas decoration making.
The Winter Market will feature work by makers selected from Craft Central’s network of 700 designer-makers, including; Duck Ceramics functional and stylish porcelain; Frank Horn’s handcrafted leather accessories made in London using vegetable-tanned leather; Dani Lane’s playful, fun loving animal jewellery in gold and silver. The Winter Market will range in price from £2.50 to £500.
About Craft Central.
Craft Central – a charity that has supported craftsmanship and craftspeople in the UK for 40 years – moved to The Forge in the Isle of Dogs, East London in 2017. This Grade II listed ironworks has been imaginatively converted to provide creative studios, workshops, offices, shared workspaces and the Gallery Hall. By moving to the Isle of Dogs, Craft Central is bringing design and making back to an area of traditional industry. The Winter Market is part of Craft Central’s ongoing programme of public events at The Forge, which include exhibitions, workshops and talks positioning the building as a destination in its own right and bringing new commercial life into the area. Through these events, Craft Central has become a creative hub for the local community.
Photo Credits: Craft Central and Duck Ceramics.