Christmas Open Studios 2014

Every year I try to go and see the Christmas Open Studios from designers and makers in London. Hidden Art has coordinated Christmas Open Studios since 1994, securing the funding and undertaking the marketing. In those days East London was not as well known as today so we had to make it as attractive as possible for those interested to visit the studios. So over the years we had free doubledecker buses, walking tours as well as rickshaw rides. A must was the hand drawn map of the area with the location of the studios. Here you can see more information on the Hidden Art Open Studios in the past.

In Hidden Art’s 25th anniversary year it is great to see that studios are still opening up their studios for the Christmas sales. Now East London has become trendy and it is great to see that new initiatives are arising such as the Shoreditch Triangle (link) to undertake joint marketing. Other studios have been there since the beginning such as Cressida Bell, Kate Malone and Karen Bunting. Cressida Bell this year celebrates her 30th year in business.

NOVEMBER

Cressida Bell

24 Clarence Mews
E5 8HL
Thursday 27 November: 12-8pm
Friday 28 November: 10-6pm & Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November: 12-6pm
Textiles. Cressida Bell celebrates her 30 years in business.

 

Cressida Bell, November 2014

Cressida Bell, November 2014

 

Celebratory Merengue Ccake designed by Cressida Bell for her 30th year in Business Open Studios 2014

Celebratory Merengue Ccake designed by Cressida Bell for her 30th year in Business Open Studios 2014

 

New Wash Bags by Cressida Bell, Open Studios 2014

New Wash Bags by Cressida Bell, Open Studios 2014

Clarence Mews Studios
18-20 and 38 Clarence Mews
E5

Dan Gritten, Katherine Hallgarten, Nick Turner, Olly Hodgson, Hampson Woods, Sabine Gerth, TildArt Eco Luxury, Chloe Ostmo, JR Machin Frames, Delight London, NoRePro, Well Made Carpentry, Neill O’Brien & Pete Bailey Furniture.

Homewares, fashion, art, frames, accessories, leatherwork, cards, prints, custom furniture, photography, turnery and bric-a-brac.
Map

 

Made in Clerkenwell
21 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R ODX
33-35 St John’s Square. EC1M 4DS
42 Britton St, EC1M 5AD

27- 30 November 2014
Thur 27 Nov 5-8pm, Fri 28 Nov 12-8pm, Sat 29 Nov 12-5pm
Sunday 30 Nov 12-5 pm (Goldsmith centre closed)

Admission £3
Tube: Farringdon Station

100 designers in 3 venues

Made in Clerkenwell 2012

Made in Clerkenwell 2012


Cockpit Arts
Holborn, WC1N 2NP

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 November
Friday 28 November: 11am-9pm, 29-30 November: 11am- 6pm
Entry: £5
Work from 170 designer-makers

Mizuyo Yamashita

Unit 74 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Rd
E8 4QN
Saturday 29 November: 12-6pm
Ceramics

Mizuyo Yamashita, Regent Studios, 2013

Mizuyo Yamashita, Regent Studios, 2013

Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea
m : m studio ceramics, unit 7
Broadway Market Mews
E8 4TS

29 November, 6 & 7 December, 12-6pm
Ceramics

 

DECEMBER

Shoreditch Christmas Triangle 2014

4, 11 and 18 December
30 designers, stores, galleries, studios, cafes, bards and one off events in the Shoreditch Area. Late night shopping events taking place in Shoreditch every Thursday night in December, 4,11 and 18th. Further information:

The Chocolate Factory 

Farleigh Place
N16 7SX

6 & 7 December: 11am – 6pm
Facebook.com/chocolatefactoryn16

27 studios including lighting and textiles by Helen Rawlinson (Studio F5) and ceramics by Sophie McCarthy.

Helen Rawlinson at her Studio, 2013

Helen Rawlinson at her Studio, 2013

Balls Pond Studio Christmas Days
Kate Malone Ceramics

6-7 December, 10-7pm
8b Culford Road
N1 4DX

Ceramics from Kate Malone as well as work from Helen Evans, Eirka Albrecht, Anna Barlow, Rich Miller of  Froyle Tiles, Laura Bird, and others.

Kate Malone and her latest work in the kiln, Open Studios Dec 13

Kate Malone and her latest work in the kiln, Open Studios Dec 13


Karen  and Peter Bunting

53 Beck Road
E8 4RE
29 November, 6 & 7 December
12-6pm

bunting.all@btinternet.com

Ceramics and Painting

Karen Bunting in her Studio, 2012

Karen Bunting in her Studio, 2012

East London Design Show
The Old Truman Brewery
Hanbury Street Entrance, Off Brick Lane
E1 6Q

4-7 December 2014
Thursday 4 Dec 12-6 (VIP 6-9pm), Friday 5 Dec 12-9pm, Saturday 6 December 10-6pm, Sunday  7 December 10-6pm
By Tube or Rail:

Shoreditch High Street, Aldgate East, Liverpool Street or Old Street stations

£5 per person, concessions: £3
Sign up for free entry on Friday 5th December.

Over 100 designers all under one roof

 

Hokolo Stand, East London Design Show, Dec 13

Hokolo Stand, East London Design Show, Dec 13

Rebecca Chitty

Unit 1, 269 Kingsland Road (Entrance Philipp Street
E2 8AS

20 December, 11-7pm

Studio Clearance Christmas Sale.
Includes bone china mugs, plates and teatowels.

Rebecca Chitty, Product of your Environment at her Open Studio Sales, Dec 2013

Rebecca Chitty, Product of your Environment at her Open Studio Sales, Dec 2013

Andrew Logan

The Glasshouse
Mellor Place
SE1 3SZ
3, 4 10 and 11 December: 18.30 -21.30 pm

13 December 12.00 – 17.00pm

After 25 years this will be the last time that Andrew Logan will open his studio doors at the Glasshouse.

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