As a maker or craftsmen (person) the world of contemporary craft is a diverse and wonderful industry. Traditionally spanning wood, metal, fibre, glass and ceramic the nu maker in the modern age is looking to diversify and broaden the horizons of contemporary crafts.
A melting pot of traditional techniques and new wave approaches to making. We are discovering a new world for the crafts industry, a world away from chintz bunting.
The hand made provides quality, luxury and an appeal that only handmade can provide. This mixed with the new vanguard of makers means that finding individuality in your surrounding and the objects you choose to live your life around, and with have become once again an interesting proposition for the homemakers amongst us.
We have put together a short list of the best in contemporary craft events, showcasing the world of contemporary craft and great design.
DIY Art Market
"DIYAM started as a pop-up art fair the summer of 2014 in Hackney, London, and has quickly grown to a bi-monthly event, at multiple venues, that has to date, showcased over 500 artists, and independent publishers.
DIYAM functions as an affordable space for a diverse group of artists, designers, collectives, and publishers, to exhibit/sell their artwork, engage with the public, and share experiences, opportunities."
Find out more here / DIY Art Market
London Craft Week
"London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital early each May. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery."
Find out more here / London Craft Week
Our house | A home for All - Selfridges
"Drawing on the creative spirit of The New Craftsmen and its makers, ‘A Home For All’ is themed around a series of domestic rituals – Rest, Gather, Play and Cleanse.
Whether making sourdough bread around the table or slumbering in haystacks – craft, atmosphere and materiality combine with physical activity, encouraging a sense of community, discussion, play and imagination."
Find out more here / A Home For All