A ‘Made in London’ craft show returns to Canary Wharf for five days
- Credit: Canqary Wharf Group
A five-day craft fair opens at Canary Wharf next week with 90 designers showing what they’ve done that’s ‘Made London’.
The designers are displaying and selling unique handmade wood carvings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and glass sculptures at the East Wintergarden, with a chance to meet them and talk about their work.
Furniture maker Edward Johnson who set up his workshop in 2009 makes collections using lamination. His ‘Ripples’ collection took three years of trial and error, but he went on to win the Wood Awards prize for bespoke furniture in 2013.
Canary Wharf Group’s Lucie Moore said: “The craft show champions up-and-coming and established artists, raising public awareness of their work by giving them a platform.”
Exhibitors include chandelier designer Aline Johnson and jewellery designer Sue Gregor.
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Another is pewter designer Fleur Grenier who was invited to strike her mark at a ‘touchmark’ ceremony at the Worshipful Company of Pewterers in the City. The company was established in 1478 to control the pewter trade, with pewterers required to register a ‘touchmark’ on their wares to meet set quality standards. The ceremony is now purely to register their marks for future generations to identify pewter pieces.
Woodcrafter David Tragen, a former teacher, spent six years collecting and restoring discarded timbers, transforming them into lamps. an furniture. He made a four-poster bed for a Man United footballer and a clock for his old school.
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The ‘Made London’ craft fair opens at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden next Wednesday, April 25, and runs till the following Sunday.