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.
24 Clarence Mews
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.
Clarence Mews Studios
18-20 and 38 Clarence Mews
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.
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)
Tube: Farringdon Station
100 designers in 3 venues
Holborn, WC1N 2NP
Friday 28 – Sunday 30 November
Friday 28 November: 11am-9pm, 29-30 November: 11am- 6pm
Work from 170 designer-makers
Unit 74 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Rd
Saturday 29 November: 12-6pm
Mizuyo Yamashita, Regent Studios, 2013
Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea
m : m studio ceramics, unit 7
Broadway Market Mews
29 November, 6 & 7 December, 12-6pm
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
6 & 7 December: 11am – 6pm
27 studios including lighting and textiles by Helen Rawlinson (Studio F5) and ceramics by Sophie McCarthy.
Balls Pond Studio Christmas Days
Kate Malone Ceramics
6-7 December, 10-7pm
8b Culford Road
Ceramics from Kate Malone as well as work from Helen Evans, Eirka Albrecht, Anna Barlow, Rich Miller of Froyle Tiles, Laura Bird, and others.
Karen and Peter Bunting
53 Beck Road
29 November, 6 & 7 December
Ceramics and Painting
East London Design Show
The Old Truman Brewery
Hanbury Street Entrance, Off Brick Lane
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
Unit 1, 269 Kingsland Road (Entrance Philipp Street
20 December, 11-7pm
Studio Clearance Christmas Sale.
Includes bone china mugs, plates and teatowels.
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.