London Craft Week May 2019

8-11 May 2019

For London Craft Week, CAA will have on show 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 OíNeill, Suzanne Potter, and Joanne Thompson; plus a hands-on embroidery workshop and talk with textile artist Ekta Kaul.

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 OíNeill, wall-hung pieces exploring shadow and reflection by Suzanne Potter and sculptural necklaces by Joanne Thompson.

Talk and beading workshop with Annie Sherburne

Saturday 11 May 2019, 2-5pm
Free, booking appreciated

As part of London Craft Week 2019, Annie Sherburne will demonstrate hand beading techniques and talk about her long, varied and exciting career in fashion and jewellery. Gallery visitors will be able to participate. Although the event is free, booking would be appreciated. Please phone the gallery on 020 7620 0086 to reserve a space.

Bi-tourmaline and sapphire ring
by Louise O'Neill
Photo: Richard Valencia

'Bridged Reflection' necklace with mirror
on oxidised bead chain
by Suzanne Potter

Interchangeable oval brooch and pendant, dyed aluminium and silver by Jane Adam

'Tallach' necklace with handmade chain
in oxidised silver
by Joanne Thompson

Threads also provide links to textile artist Ekta Kaulís Ďstory mapsí. CAA is delighted to host one of her highly sought-after lectures and hands-on embroidery workshops.

Ekta Kaul talk and embroidery workshop
Saturday 11 May 201910.30am-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.

London Story Map (detail) by Ekta Kaul

Textile artist Ekta Kaul in her studio


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