South Bank London

London Craft Week 2024

London Craft Week returns to Oxo Tower Wharf, celebrating the work of talented local and international artisans.


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13 May - 19 May 2024

Location Info

Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House Street, London, UK

One of the UK's leading craft events, London Craft Week returns to Oxo Tower Wharf this spring, celebrating the very best of British and international creativity in craft arts.

Showcasing everything from calligraphy and collage to jewellery-making, cobbling, pottery and the delicate Korean art form of Keum–boo, this is an exciting event for anybody with a passion for the artist of craftmanship.

A big draw of this year's London Craft Week is the return of the annual Future Icons Select, one of the UK's leading craft events. Many of the artisan studios and workshops based inside the Oxo Tower are also taking part in London Craft Week this year with a variety of exhibitions and workshops to take part in, including:

Future Icons Select

Thu 16 May – Sun 19 May
Open 12pm–6pm
Entrance is free

Taking place across all three floor of the Bargehouse venue, the Future Icons Select showcase is an annual event featuring the work of more than 50 different makers from across the world. Welcoming private collectors, interior designers, architects, retailers, global brands and galleries, it's a superb place to discover exciting talent working in a huge range of mediums.

Surface & Texture by Jessica Jue & Josef Koppmann

Mon 13 May – Sun 19 May
Open 11am–6pm 
Entrance is free

An exhibition of recent handmade silverware and jewellery pieces by Jessica Jue and Josef Koppmann. Inspired by balance and harmony, Jessica skilfully manipulates her forms through the ancient art of hammering, while also introducing an abundance of rich surface texture through the use of pattern and gold. Josef’s work excels in abstract texture that reveals the intense colour of 24-karat gold, contrasted with the gentle, cool shimmer of silver finished with vibrant gemstones that form the central aspect of every piece.

Coaxed @ 1.22

Mon 13 May – Sat 18 May
Open 12pm–6pm (until 8pm on Sat 18 May)
Entrance is free

Coaxed is an exhibition of three women makers – Karin Hossack, Raffaella Molin and Deborah Carré who have workshops in the Oxo Tower. Working in leather and ceramics,  all three women have a shared language of simple, curvaceous form - from Raffaella’s full-bodied vessels and Deborah’s rounded pods to Karin’s scalloped plates and platters.

A Novice Approach

Mon 13 May – Fri 17 May 
Open 12pm–5pm
Entrance is free

Specialists leather shoemakers Carréducker present A Novice Approach, a celebration of the timeless artistry of the traditional hand-sewn craft in the hands of novice shoemakers that spotlights the work of current students and alumni. Under the guidance of master shoemakers James and Deborah, budding shoemakers are encouraged to explore their own and the craft’s capabilities.

Echoes of Quanzhou: The Story of Stone

Thu 16 May–Sun 19 May
Open 11am–6pm 
Entrance is free

This exhibition at gallery@oxo showcases the extraordinary craft traditions of the Chinese city of Quanzhou. As the “starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road”, this ancient city is closely connected with the ocean and nurtures a unique maritime culture and local craft traditions. Taking the medium of stone as its starting point, the exhibition explores the historical and cultural memories and craft traditions of the city.

Demo: Keum–Boo Demonstration by Jessica Jue at Josef Koppmann Gallery

Fri 17 May
From 6:30pm–9pm 
Advanced booking essential as space is limited, Tickets £12

Josef Koppmann Gallery invites you to a demonstration of Keum–boo, the ancient Korean technique of fusing thin sheets of 24-karat gold foil onto silver. Watch London-based silversmith and jeweller Jessica Jue create a richly textured silver sculpture, followed by a drinks reception.

Jessica Jue is a silversmith and jeweller based at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. Known for her sculptural aesthetic, Jessica’s designs are deeply influenced by her Chinese heritage and Austrian upbringing. She reinvents traditional techniques in silver to craft elegant, contemporary designs that have won her many accolades.

Workshop: Repair & Grow by Wagumi

Fri 17 May 
From 5:30pm–7:30pm
Advanced booking essential as space is limited, Tickets £140, including kintsugi kit

Wagumi’s Kintsugi workshop series is a long-running and popular feature of London Craft Week and returns for 2024. Held in two formats, the workshops offer either a simple entry-level introduction to kintsugi, or more bespoke advice for individual pieces. Participants in the beginner workshop will get to work on Japanese ceramic fragments, that they can keep to take home. The more advanced workshop allows participants to bring in their own ceramic pieces to work on in a two-hour intensive class.

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