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Handmade at Kew

We're bringing together over 150 of the most exciting international and UK-based contemporary designer-makers. Don't miss your chance to shop for unique textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and more. 4 - 7 October 2018.

Event details

Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October 2018 (10am – 6pm daily)
Venue: 

Banks Lawn, Kew Gardens  

Price: 

£17 in advance. £19 on the door (including entry to the Gardens)

Friends of Kew: £3 in advance. £4 on the door. 

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Genre: 
Festivals and Events

Innovative design and exceptional craftmanship

Handmade at Kew brings together over 150 of the most exciting international and UK-based contemporary designer-makers for an opportunity to shop for textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and more.

Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about the ideas and processes that shape their work, and visitors can even commission work directly from them.

Don’t miss this four-day showcase of the industry’s biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer-makers.

With innovative design alongside truly exceptional craftsmanship, you'll have the chance to invest in beautiful and unique products, most of which can’t be found on the high street.

Book your tickets in advance and save for Handmade at Kew


Talks programme 4 & 5 October

Thursday 4 October, 11-12 pm, Nash Conservatory 

Investing in craft and how it fits into your life - Panel discussion
Project curators, artists and invited speakers discuss the reasons why you should invest in craft.

Thursday 4 October, 3-4pm, Nash Conservatory 

The future of craft - Generation Next - Panel discussion
Industry leaders and invited speakers present an exciting new generation of designer-makers and consider what the future of craft looks like. 

Friday 5 October, 11-12pm, Nash Conservatory 

Craft in conflict
Craft and design in war torn countries; the traditions, influences and opportunities. 

 

Friday 5 October, 3-4pm, Nash Conservatory 

Sustainable living and craft - Panel discussion
Artists and invited speakers discuss contemporary craft in relation to sustainability. 

On the day

Please allow time to exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Handmade at Kew marquee before the talk begins. Seats are unreserved and will be available on a first come first serve basis. 


A taste of the exhibitors

Ceramics

Ali Tomlin

All of Ali’s ceramics work is in porcelain and has been individually wheel thrown. Most pieces are glazed only on the inside and sanded on other surfaces to achieve a soft, tactile finish. She likes to leave some of the porcelain white, giving a clean canvas to play with marks, lines and texture. Ali is based just outside Farnham, in Surrey.

Textiles

Camilla Thomas Textiles

Camilla uses use a hand operated loom to create the woven fabrics in her textile collection. She draws inspiration from the beautiful island of Anglesey in North Wales, aiming to capture the essence of what it feels like to be there in the fibres of her woven textile pieces. She uses natural fibres, particularly Merino Lambswool, to give luxurious softness, warmth and lightness to her pieces.

 

Jewellery

Emma Keating Jewellery

Emma Keating is a jewellery designer and silversmith, creating beautiful animal and nature themed silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing and lost wax casting techniques. Her designs reflect a childhood passion for wild animals and the natural environment, and she tries to capture the true spirit of the creatures, or plants, that have inspired her.