CDW2013 Highlight: Makers in Residence studio visits

CDW2013 Highlight: Makers in Residence studio visits

Curious visitors to Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 got a sneak peek at the working spaces and processes of local artisans during the Makers in Residence studio visit programme at Craft Central, organised by Creative Clerkenwell. Amongst Clerkenwell’s showrooms, office buildings and cafes are the studios of silversmiths, jewellers, milliners and ceramicists, only occasionally open to the public.

Lucky visitors got to see demonstrations of hat-making by milliner Rachel Black, cuttlefish casting by jeweller Andrew English, gem-setting by goldsmith Mark Nuell, letterpress printing by Apple & Pear, and more.

Jeweller Andrew English demonstrated cuttlefish casting:

Using this gem for the mold:

Letterpress demos with design studio Apple & Pear and their newly launched Tada Notebooks line of letterpressed and hand-stitched notebooks:

Prototyping in wax with jeweller Amanda Li Hope:
Prototyping in wax with jeweller Amanda Li Hope at Makers in Residence studio visits at Craft Central, during Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

Art Deco sketches and inspiration by jeweller Daisy Choi of Day C:

Jeweller Daisy Choi of Day C showing the results of silver put through the rolling mill:

Featured designers and makers included Amanda Li Hope, Andrew English, Apple & Pear, Day C, Mark Nuell and Rachel Black Millinery. Sign up for the Creative Clerkenwell newsletter for dates for future studio visits.