CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIOS 2016

If you feel like getting into the Christmas mood, here is a list of events and Open Studios to get you going.

CHRISTMAS PAST AND CHRISTMAS PRESENT HIDDEN ART POP-UP SHOP
Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA
22 Nov – 8 Jan 2017
Christmas Present Hidden Art Pop-up Shop: 22 Nov – 11 Dec

Christmas Past brings to life the origins and meanings of many of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, decorating the tree, hanging up stockings, sending cards, and throwing cocktail parties. Christmas Past has taken place at the Geffrye for over 25 years. Further details

 

Exterior of the Geffrye at Christmas. Photo: Steve Speller

The exterior of the Geffrye Museum at dusk showing the tree lit for Christmas Past

Hidden Art Christmas Present coincides with Christmas Past and consists of products from 8 designers and makers that were selected by the Geffrye Museum.  Further details

Screenprinted Bauble Wreath by Gilbert13

Screenprinted Bauble Wreath by Gilbert13

WEEKEND OF 10 AND 11 DECEMBER 2016

Ella Doran
57a Lawford Road
Hackney
N1 5BJ
Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 11-4pm
www.elladoran.co.uk

Interior gifts and accessories

Ella Doran, 2012

Stoke Newington Town Hall Christmas market
Stoke Newington Town Hall
Church Street
N16 0JR
10 and 11 December, 11am – 5pm

Over 60 stalls offering handmade and craft goodies and gifts including from Jola Spytkowska.

Ceramicist Jola Spytkowska, December 2016

Ceramicist Jola Spytkowska, December 2016

 

Bird bowls by Jola Spytkowska

Bird bowls by Jola Spytkowska

David Weatherhead from By. December 2016

David Weatherhead from By. December 2016

Santa’s Grotto is free of charge but will be accepting gifts which are then handed out to Homerton Hospital’s children’s ward.

Father Christmas at Stoke Newington Town Hall Fair, 2013

Father Christmas at Stoke Newington Town Hall Fair, 2013

Fabrications
7 Broadway Market
E8 4PH
Late night Openings
For More details of courses including Wreath Making 

 

 

Christmas Wreath Making by Damaris Copius at Fabrications. December 2016

Christmas Wreath Making by Damaris Copius at Fabrications. December 2016

WEEKEND OF 3 AND 4 DECEMBER 2016

Kate Malone
Balls Pond Studio
8b Culford Mews
N1 4DZ
Sat 3 and Sun 4 Dec: 11am – 7pm
Celebrating 30 years at Balls Pond Studio. All are welcome for a glass of cheer.

Thirty Years of Balls Pond Open Studio. Dec 2016

Thirty Years of Balls Pond Open Studio. Dec 2016

For more details see here.

Mugs inspired by Waddesdon by Kate Malone

Mugs inspired by Waddesdon by Kate Malone

 

Karen Bunting
53 Beck Road
E8 4RE
Sat and Sun; 3 & 4 Dec: 11am – 6pm

Karen Bunting

COCKPIT ARTS – DEPTFORD
18-22 Creekside
SE8 3DZ
3 & 4 Dec: 11am – 6pm
www.cockpitarts.com

WEEKEND OF 26 AND 27 NOVEMBER 2016

THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY N16 – WINTER OPEN STUDIOS
Chocolate Factory
Farleigh Place
London
N16 7SX
25 Nov: 6.30  – 9.30pm, 26 & 27 Nov: 11am – 6pm.
www.chocolatefactoryN16.com

Helen Rawlinson at her Studio, 2013

Helen Rawlinson at her Studio

13 Minutes With…. Events, Demonstrations and Happenings. All 13 minutes long (ish).

Saturday

12 Noon – Jo Davies will demonstrate wheel-throwing in porcelain. An opportunity to observe as well as ask questions of a specialist in this very tricky material. Studio G6

3pm – Lydia Bauman – “Tips from Collectors’ Homes: the do’s and don’ts of displaying your paintings. Studio F9

4pm – Sarah Hyndman, studio F7 – Sarah will talk about Why Fonts Matter

Sunday 

12 Noon – Catherine Jacobs will give her talk “From the Mundane to the Sublime” Studio G14

2pm – Alex Blum will discuss her drawings of Dalston and beyond.  “Unfolding Space: Urban spatial structures and the passage of time in painting and drawing.” Studio G10

3pm – Susan Nemeth – ‘Making a Porcelain Still Life’ – Susan will talk about her concepts, sources, drawings and techniques. Studio G4

4pm – Caroline Lambard – ‘Crossing Dimensions’ – a studio mini-discussion with installation artist Caroline Lambard, guest artists Rosalind Davis and Sasha Bowles Studio G11

 LONDON FIELDS CERAMICS CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIOS
25 Nov: 5-8pm, 26 Nov: 11-6pm, 27 Nov: 12-5pm

M:M Studio Ceramics
Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea
Studio 7
Broadway Market Mews
E8 4TS

Karen Bunting
53 Beck Road
E8 4RE

 

Penny Fowler
84 Middleton Road
E8 4LN

Unit 74 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
E8 4QN
Ana Kerin / Kana London
Charlotte McLeish
Mizuyo Yamashita
Naomi Bailey
Parasite Ceramics

DESIGNED IN DALSTON OPEN STUDIO
1 Cecilia Road
Dalston
E8 2EP
25 Nov: 6.30-9pm:, 26-27 Nov: 11am-6pm
http://www.designedindalston.co.uk/blogs/events/open-studio-in-dalston

Lamps by Myra Heller, Textiles by Marion Manhiemer, Tessalated artwork by Hedy Parry-Davies, Lampshades by Heather McDonough, everyday objects by Yael Gordon-Wide and Ceramics by Ben Davies.

HACKNEY MAKERS WEEKEND

Several studios are opening up on Clarence Mews.

Clarence Mews
E5 8HL
26 & 27 Nov: 10am-6pm

Cressida Bell
24-26 Clarence Mews
E5 8HL
24 Nov: 12-8pm, 26 Nov: 10am-6pm; 27 Nov: 12-6pm
www.cressidabell.com

Cressida Bell in her Studio 2013

Cressida Bell in her Studio


COCKPIT ARTS – Cockpit Yard
Northington Street
WC1N 2NP
24 Nov: 6-9pm, 25-27 Nov: 11am – 6pm
£5 (inc free entry at Deptford)
www.cockpitarts.com

 

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