All I want is a craft show in Bloomsbury…

Here’s our round-up of contemporary craft events this Spring in London and surrounds, loosely themed by materials:

Leather (amongst other things)
Our very own Katherine Pogson will be giving a free talk about her new work (a collision of anthropology and lepidoptery - anthrodoptery?) at 4.30pm on Friday 29 April at Made London: BloomsburyThis is a pared down, table-top selling event, showcasing over 100 exceptional makers across all media in a beautiful and characterful setting.  
Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SN. 29 April - 1 May.

Pigment
The fabulous and funky Institute of Making has its next public event on Thursday 28 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  Learn how to make your own Pigments, Paints and PrintsThese always book out within minutes, so be ready!
Booking opens April 7 at 7pm.

Silver
The “shape-shifting nature of the light on the hills.” How the silversmithing and jewellery work of Pamela Rawnsley reflects the Welsh landscape in all its moods. Curator talk with object-handling. 
The Goldsmith’s Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD. 7 April.

Clay
Ceramic Art London 2016.

Elke Sada, Panurus Biarmicus (Hallstattpiece), 2014

Elke Sada, Panurus Biarmicus (Hallstattpiece), 2014

A new venue for this popular show, now in its twelfth year. Great chance to peek inside the impressive UAL ‘flagship’ builing. 88 ceramic artists covering every aspect from functional wares to sculptural pieces, with talks, demos and more...
Central St. Martin’s, Granary Square Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA. 8 - 10 April

Concrete
Poly Pigment showcases playful embroidered textiles and whimsical concrete jewellery by emerging designers Rhiannon Palmer and Zuzana Lalikova.
Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DX. 11-17 April

Everything!
London Craft Week  - a bewilderingly rich array of exhibitions, demonstrations, workshop tours, films and talks - spanning jewellery, fashion, product design, textiles and luxury goods - all under the contested title of ‘craft’. Workshop highlights: kinetic sculpture, concrete-making and painting Persian miniatures.
3-7 May 2016