Collective a Maker’s Exhibition - Craft Central, London


Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS



Open to the Public


Selling Exhibition

Thirteen of Britain’s most exciting new designer-makers are staging an exhibition. Collective: a Maker’s Exhibition runs from 15-20 November 2016, and will showcase a unique blend of styles and media, including jewellery and textile designs, stylish, modern furnishings, laser-cut marquetry and breath taking ceramics.

All thirteen are members of the Craft Council’s prestigious Hothouse scheme, an intensive yearly development programme that gives selected emerging makers the tools and skills to create a sustainable and successful business. All were awarded places as the southern cohort of Hothouse 2016, and decided to work together as a group to create a unique, multi-disciplinary show of contemporary craft “made with passion and pride”. This will be an opportunity for the public to buy hand-made craft direct from the maker.

The award winning artists are:

Ellie Birkhead
Playful and curious objects that highlight the diversity and specificity of the humble brush

Byron & Gomez
Timeless furniture with an emphasis on traditional joinery

Charles Dedman
Contemporary furniture and laser-cut marquetry championing British craftsmanship and sustainability

Amanda Denison
Distinctive, contemporary art jewellery inspired by urban decay

Will Elworthy
Fine furniture with playful and tactile details alongside hand-turned bowls

Heather Scott

Contemporary furniture echoing the simple beauty of Japanese and Scandinavian designs

Elmina Fors
Hand-made knitwear inspired by traditional themes with a contemporary twist

Bola Lyon
Silver and porcelain jewellery exploring the detailed structures of the body

Jacky Puzey
Rich, textured embroidery for interiors that combine traditional craft skills with digital technology

Hannah Tounsend
Ceramic vessels and layered mono-prints inspired by the British coastline

Chris Townsend
Contemporary jewellery for the modern hunter-gatherer

Arjan van Dal
Hand-thrown fine porcelain in vivid colours

Collective: a Maker’s Exhibition
Venue: The Showcase and The Gallery, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS.
Dates: 15 - 20 November 2016
Open: 11.00am – 7.00pm Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am – 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday