Walpole Members at London Craft Week

Discover the Walpole members participating in this year’s inspiring London Craft Week, from 9th to 13th May, at various venues across London.

London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fourth edition from 9th to 13th May 2018. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. Over 40 of those 200 are Walpole members, Brands of Tomorrow or partners.

Here we bring you a guide to the Walpole members, Brands of Tomorrow, and partners taking part in London Craft Week 2018:

Central

Alexandra Llewellyn
Battersea Power Station hosts alumni from Walpole’s Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional programme, including Alexandra Llewellyn. The pop-up celebrates a decade of makers across various disciplines demonstrating their skills, talking about their inspirations and telling their stories.
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5 Hertford Street hosts board game makers Alexandra Llewellyn, Geoffrey Parker, Pickett London, Purling London and Simpson London, along with journalist Caroline Roux, for an evening in celebration of the handmade bespoke board game.
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Asprey
Visit Asprey’s flagship London store to see the brand’s in-house craftspeople demonstrate their specialist embossing and engraving techniques.
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Bamford
Balance: An Exhibition by Sebastian Cox in Collaboration with Bamford. Bamford and Sebastian Cox present light, perfectly balanced pieces of suspended sculpture, handcrafted from English wood and spilling with native flowers and leaves.
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Bremont
Join Bremont co-founder Nick English and Toby Bateman of MR PORTER for a talk on craftsmanship, manufacturing and the revival of British watchmaking.
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Clive Christian Interiors
Concept to Creation: Open House including inlay and marquetry demonstrations at Clive Christian Furniture.
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LOCAL HEROES: Clive Christian Furniture Celebrates Regional Design and Manufacture in Britain.
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Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London celebrates craftsmanship with a new Afternoon Tea featuring a bespoke line of Richard Brendon bone china and the finest Baccarat crystal champagne flutes.
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dunhill
Join dunhill and Hole & Corner magazine for a curated series of workshops, demonstrations and discussions at Bourdon House.
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Edward Green
Slipper embroidery by Hand & Lock at Edward Green.
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Ettinger
With over 80 years’ experience in making leather luggage and accessories, Ettinger exhibits archive pieces from its early collections alongside a contemporary attache case which is a bespoke, made-to-order item.
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Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason teams up with iconic goldsmithing and silversmithing guild The Goldsmiths’ Company to curate a selection of exceptional jewellery, contemporary silver objects and accessories, for sale across three floors of their Piccadilly flagship store.
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Burleigh tissue decorators demonstrate their unique skill in decorating a new Fortnum & Mason range.
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G.F Smith
Beyond Surface at the G . F Smith Show Space with Kody Kato and Made Thought.
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Gieves & Hawkes
Gieves & Hawkes’ history is rooted in its naval heritage, having been founded in 1785 primarily as a naval tailor. See cutters and makers demonstrate the making of a peacoat, which was standard wear for petty officers in the British Royal Navy and often made by Gieves & Hawkes.
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Henry Poole & Co.
The craft behind making a bespoke dinner jacket. British bespoke tailors Henry Poole demonstrate the craft behind evening wear. One of their cutters is on hand to talk you through the art of pattern cutting, alongside coat-makers who give an insight into the traditional methods used to make a jacket.
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Home House
Leather braiding with Genevieve Bennett at Home House.
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Little Halstock
Berry Bros. & Rudd and Little Halstock present an evocation of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s home at No.3 St James’s Street.
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Mulberry
Join leather experts and craftsmen for a drinks reception at the Mulberry flagship store and discover how some of the brand’s most iconic bags are brought to life. Craft demonstrations are also taking place in store on Friday and Saturday.
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Ormonde Jayne
Ormonde Jayne invites guests to choose and customise their favourite perfume with Linda Jayne, using oils from the Ormonde Jayne private library. Guests leave with a 30ml bottle of bespoke perfume.
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RADA
Diane Favell, Head of Costume at RADA, leads a tour of RADA’s costume store, focusing on one specially-made costume by a recent graduate.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
View an exhibition of photographs, captured in collaboration with Leica Camera AG, by photographer Cat Garcia. The exhibition showcases Rolls-Royce’s continued commitment to handcrafted excellence as it prepares to reveal its high-bodied all-terrain vehicle: Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
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Savoir Beds
Discover the expertise involved in crafting a good night’s sleep with luxury British bed makers Savoir Beds. Meet the craftsmen who hand-make Savoir’s beds and view the new collection, created in collaboration with the National Gallery.
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Selfridges
The Flipside at Selfridges. The Flipside is a multisensory exhibition held by Selfridges in The Old Selfridges Hotel – a vast, one-of-a-kind location. The exhibition provides a thought-provoking journey into altered states of luxury, demonstrated by Google, Loewe, Mr Lyan, Thom Browne, Gareth Pugh, Louis Vuitton and Byredo.
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As part of Selfridges’ Radical Luxury campaign, CommuneEAST’s #communepresents hosts an evening exploring the notion of time as a luxury.
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Shaun Leane
Go behind the scenes at London jewellery house Shaun Leane. Enjoy an informal lunch with champagne, followed by an introduction to the heritage of the brand. The afternoon is rounded off with an in-depth tour of the Atelier and Design Rooms.
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The Conran Shop
The Conran Shop welcomes the Global Market Exhibition to its Selfridges store: a curation of handcrafted products that showcase the finest in artisanal, time-honoured techniques, offering an insight into an array of intricate skills and materials from across the globe.
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The New Craftsmen
Colourful Minds: Illustration & Pattern for the Home at The New Craftsmen.
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Thomas Goode
Enjoy an evening at Thomas Goode with the opportunity to paint your own piece of Meissen porcelain, with journalist Emma Crichton Miller.
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Trunk Clothiers
Contemporary menswear boutique Trunk Clothiers hosts luxury cashmere label Begg & Co’s latest Artist Edition exhibition, in collaboration with Sophie Smallhorn.
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East

QEST
Craftspeople from QEST and the Heritage Crafts Association demonstrate an array of skills, with opportunities for visitors to join in. Furniture maker and designer John Makepeace OBE also gives a talk on how he made the Master’s Chair for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, followed by a champagne reception.
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Rebus
An opportunity to explore the new Rebus workshop, a fully interactive craft and design experience where visitors can learn more about the making process, creative elements and heritage of signet rings. Watch live engraving and craftspeople developing designs.
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West

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is holding an inspiring masterclass as part of LCW. Join journalist Charlotte Abrahams as she talks to a panel of renowned experts – interior designer Suzy Hoodless, Georgina Wood, design director of David Collins Studio and Lizzie Deshayes, co-founder of Fromental – about the true meaning of bespoke in interior design today.
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FBC London
Join two emerging glass artists as part of FBC London’s ‘Meeting our Makers’ series. Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, one of the New Ashgate Gallery’s Rising Stars for 2018, and Marco Tullio Siviglia, architect and interior designer, share the alchemical techniques that bring colour, form and light into their work.
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Glyndebourne
A talk with Nicky Shaw, the set and costume designer of Glyndebourne’s Madama Butterfly, ahead of its festival debut this May. Nicky discusses her work on Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production and invites you to view costumes and handle set models.
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Harrods
Award-winning designer Emma J Shipley is in-store on the third floor of Harrods, signing artist’s prints of her illustrations, meeting customers and talking about the inspiration behind the ‘Animalia’ furniture, fabric and wallpaper collection in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke.
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LINLEY
LINLEY hosts four custodians of luxury brands for a discussion on how they uphold the sensory values of craft to their clients during the customer journey. In conversation are Laurent Feniou, Nick Crean, Lance Patterson and David Snowdon, all exploring a different sense relative to their brand. The talk is accompanied by a glass of champagne and canapés and is followed by a live music performance.
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Rachel Vosper
Join Rachel Vosper, one of Britain’s leading candle chandlers, in her Belgravia studio for an insightful and informative demonstration on the history and artisanal craftsmanship of candle making.
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Tessa Packard London
Designer Tessa Packard chairs a panel discussion exploring the theme of jewellery as art and the place of the maker in history. She is joined by renowned experts including jeweller to the stars Andrew Prince, Elisabetta Cipriani, founder of the eponymous ‘Wearable Art’ gallery in Mayfair and the former European Jewellery Director at Christie’s, Raymond Sancroft-Baker. Following the talk, there is an opportunity to speak to the panelists and view the jewellery collections on display.
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The Conran Shop
The Conran Shop welcomes Global Market to its flagship store: a five-day product exhibition including a day of live demonstrations with creators from across the globe.
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V&A
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, Contemporary British Silversmiths invites two leading female silversmiths, Jane Short and Miriam Hanid to demonstrate their exceptional craft at the V&A.
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North

British Library
The Atayal people of Taiwan are known for their ancient textile-weaving traditions. Join weavers Shu-li Lin and Hsiu-yu Chen for workshops and demonstrations exploring Atayal weaving techniques. In association with the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
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Cubitts
Learn the steps required to make a pair of spectacles from water buffalo horn. Choose from a selection of horn plates and learn how to cut a front, file, polish and work with this traditional, natural and sustainably-farmed material.
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South

Battersea Power Station
Join David Hills of heritage architects Purcell and Michael Brown, Managing Director of Northcot Brick, as they share the story behind the repair and conservation of Battersea Power Station. Along with the talk, take in an exhibition about Battersea Power Station’s brickmaking process and try your hand at brick throwing.
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Walpole
Battersea Power Station hosts alumni from Walpole’s Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional programme. The pop-up celebrates a decade of makers across various disciplines demonstrating their skills, talking about their inspirations and telling their stories.
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