Since its first edition in 2015, London Craft Week has showcased the very best in craftsmanship from the UK and internationally. For five days each May, more than 200 craft-focused events can be found all over the city – in iconic buildings including the Shard and the House of Lords, world-class institutions such as the V&A, as well as artists’ studios, luxury retailers and hidden spaces rarely open to the public.
A not-for-profit organisation, London Craft Week emphasises the excitement of discovery, enabling visitors to meet artists, designers, makers and engineers; gain behind-the-scenes access to famous luxury brands and explore heritage techniques and cutting-edge innovation. The programme spans the cultural and the commercial, encompassing making, design, fashion, art, food and shopping. In past editions London Craft Week has worked with creatives such as Grayson Perry, Vivienne Westwood and Hussein Chalayan, while also bringing together the very best international makers, ranging from Japanese wood carvers and Chinese woodblock printers to glass artists from Sweden and umbrella makers from France. As London Craft Week Chairman Guy Salter OBE, puts it, it’s ‘a magical combination of the imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best-made of things.’
WHAT WE DO FOR LONDON CRAFT WEEK
After working with the ceramic artist Matthew Raw with his solo show Clad at London Craft Week 2017, Zetteler was invited to help with the 2018 edition of the citywide event. The opportunity to lead the publicity outreach for the world’s only craft week was obviously a hugely exciting prospect, and we’re looking forward to sharing secrets from the burgeoning global craft scene as the festival unfolds on 9–13 May.