London Craft Week May 2019

8-11 May 2019

Gems, threads and stories
New textiles and jewellery from six master makers.

A career-spanning retrospective, Birth of Flowers, featuring textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne; new work from jewellers Jane Adam, Louise O’Neill, Suzanne Potter, and Joanne Thompson; plus a hands-on embroidery workshop and talk with textile artist Ekta Kaul.

Birth of Flowers celebrates the work of textile and jewellery artist Annie Sherburne. A pioneer in felt making in the 1980s, polymath Sherburne is a devotee of the ‘slow movement’. She believes in making objects that take patience and time to create, seeing this as an act of rebellion against the financial imperative of mass production. For LCW, the artist gives a demonstration and ‘Meet the Maker’ session.

Alongside this retrospective, CAA shows new works by four master jewellers: aluminium pieces in pink by Jane Adam, delicate adornments with precious gemstones by Louise O’Neill, wall-hung pieces exploring shadow by Suzanne Potter and sculptural necklaces by Joanne Thompson. 

Textile artist Ekta Kaul’s ‘story maps’ complement this display. CAA is delighted to host one of her highly sought-after lectures and hands-on embroidery workshops.  

Ekta Kaul: London Map, embroidered textile

Exhibition and event dates:
London Craft Week
Wed 8 – Sat 11 May 2019
10am-6pm

Birth of Flowers
runs from 1 May to 1 June 2019, and can be viewed during our usual gallery opening hours from Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm

Annie Sherburne demonstration and talk:
Saturday 11 May 2019
2.00-5.00pm
Free

Ekta Kaul talk and embroidery workshop:
Saturday 11 May 2019
10.30am-1.00pm
Booking essential, 12 places, £75 per person
Please call to book your place on 020 7620 0086

Learn hand embroidery from textile artist Ekta Kaul and stitch a keepsake map of London. Kaul will guide you in creating a dictionary of 6 basic embroidery stitches. Once confident with the techniques, you will use them to embellish a cotton London map sampler which is based on Kaul's original drawing (size 42cm x21 cm). After the class, you will be able to take the sampler home along with an illustrated instructions booklet which is designed to help you carry on with your embroidery. Kaul will also give a talk and share details of her creative process, inspiration, artists and books. All materials including threads, needles, hoops will be provided for the workshop. All levels are welcome, including beginners. 

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