City and Guilds
2 May 2019
Discover our picks to check out at this year's London Craft Week: 8-12 May 2019
Hiut Denim at the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
8 May 16:00 – 18:00
A chance to hear how pioneering Welsh denim brand Hiut Denim brought jeans manufacturing back to the town of Cardigan.
- Niamh Tuft, Fashion Programme Manager
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival
8 May 18:30 – 20:00
See how craft meet film in all way - whether it's a documentary on weaving or a paper-cut animation. If you miss it here, British Council is touring the festival internationally!
- Kendall Robbins, Programme Manager
Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness
Wandsworth Council and the RCA present a solo exhibition from furniture designer Yinka Ilori coinciding with Ilori’s first public commission to redesign a Nine Elms underpass in a project called ‘Happy Street’.
- Hannah Robinson, Programme Manager
Living Colours: Kasane
Open until 19 May
Don't miss this beautiful exhibition which explores natural dying techniques and the age-old art of Kasane, the creation of Japanese colour combinations. The exhibition shines a spotlight on a 200 year-old family-run company based in Kyoto who are guardians of this ancient tradition.
- Sarah Mann, Director
Material Matters: Pigment Symposium and Historic Carving
City & Guilds of London Art School
10 & 11 May 10:00 – 17:00
Pigment has shaped the creative output of artists, designers and craftspeople through the centuries, and this 1 day symposium explores its historic and contemporary use and its global significance, while inviting you to get hands on with some stone carving.
- Jessica Mansfield, Programme Coordinator
Common Threads: Ane Christensen and Daphne Krinos
Studio Fusion Gallery
7 May - 8 June
An exhibition and talk giving an insight into a collaboration between a metalsmith, Ane Christensen, and jeweller, Daphne Krinos. The talk, chaired by curator and journalist Corinne Julius, will have the two designers in conversation, speaking about their practice and the playfulness and importance of collaboration across disciplines.