Cockpit Arts Open Studios 2019 - Deptford

Cockpit Arts


18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ



Open to the Public


Open Studios

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios 2019 - Deptford

18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ

21 - 23 June 2019

Cockpit Arts is open over two weekends for a midsummer celebration; visit for a glimpse behind the studio doors and a chance to buy direct from London’s best independent makers, alongside demonstrations, workshops and a secret postcard sale.

Meet over 140 different craftspeople during the two weekend openings at Cockpit Arts’ studios; located in Holborn, at the heart of Bloomsbury and in the creative South East London neighbourhood of Deptford.

Open Studios is the only time Cockpit Arts is open to the public, making this an exclusive opportunity to see inside the buildings as well as meet and buy direct from some of the best makers in London - emerging and established.

Throughout both weekends there will be demonstrations, talks and taster workshops. See for details.

Cockpit Arts welcomes new makers throughout the year, and this time includes contemporary jeweller Catherine Mannheim (Holborn), basketweaver Alison Dickens (Depftford), ceramicist Simon Kidd (Deptford) and japanning artist Tuesday Riddell (Holborn).

To help plan your visit, see the Maker Directory for a full list of current Cockpit Arts studio holders.



21 - 23 June


18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ


Friday 2 -8pm | Saturday 11 - 6pm | Sunday 12 - 5pm

FREE ENTRY (Donations welcome)

Demonstrations and Activities

Pre-Booked Workshops

Please book ahead for these mini-taster sessions, all pre-booked workshops are £17.50 and prices include materials.

Personal one-hour tuition with weaver Charlotte Grierson

Fri: 4 - 5pm, 6 - 7pm, Sat & Sun: 2 - 3pm, 4 - 5pm

1-2-1 instruction with leading weaver, Charlotte Grierson to create a weave sampler to take home with you.

Make a marbled letter with Lucy McGrath
Sat & Sun: 1 - 1.30pm, 3 - 3.30pm

Learn how to 'paint on water' and have a go at making your own beautiful marbled wooden letter with paper marbler, Lucy McGrath.

Secret Postcard Sale

This eclectic display of original pieces by our makers offers a snapshot of their inspirations and connections with the city. Snap up a postcard-sized artwork in this fundraising event and help Cockpit Arts to continue its support for talented new makers.

Postcards will be allocated at random and sent out at the end of June.

Cost: £25 each, payable at the payment desk.