Brand New Work at Bloomsbury Summer Open Studios


The countdown to Summer Open Studios is on!

We’re throwing open the doors in Bloomsbury first, from 14-16 June (book your tickets now to save!). Here are some of the exciting new items and collections you’ll be able to discover when you visit our makers in their studios – and whose work will be available to purchase throughout the entire weekend.

Read on for one-of-a-kind jewellery, striking metalwork, stunning ceramics and more. And don’t forget to download our Craft Guides to help you make the most of Open Studios, which will be available to download the week of the event – sign up to our newsletter to get early access.

Ciara Bowles

For Summer Open Studios, jeweller Ciara Bowles is launching not one but two(!!) new collections. The Caramella Collection plays with the timeless graphic qualities of vintage Wedgwood Jasperware and Cameos, while the Kaleidoscope Collection, plays with juxtaposition and colour through the use of reclaimed gemstones.

Coralie Pearl Earrings. Recycled 9ct yellow gold, reclaimed antique sapphires, antique shell cameos, freshwater pearls. Price: £2,400.

Craig Yamey

Bring a bit of joy to your home with designer-illustrator Craig Yamey’s newest tea towel designs, inspired by the colours, textures and shapes found in nature. Astrology fans will love his new horoscope art prints, which are exclusive to Cockpit Summer Open Studios.

Leo and Libra horoscope art prints.

Kim Sutherland

If you missed experiencing metalsmith Kim Sutherland’s stunning collection of new works at the Cox London showroom during London Craft Week, then Summer Open Studios is your chance to see it up close and personal! Discover the ancient technique of intaglio etching in her exquisitely detailed wall pieces and illuminated vitrines.

Tania Clarke Hall

Another exciting jewellery launch is happening at Summer Open Studios courtesy of award-winning jeweller Tania Clarke Hall. Hall’s new collection of leather bangles is inspired by Nancy Cunard, a poet, journalist, political activist and publisher whose distinctive personal style was characterised by innumerable African bangles worn along the lengths of her arms.

Cunard bangle – red and Cunard cut out bangle – with pearls. Italian vegetable tanned leather. Height 6.5 cm;  outer diameter 11 cm. Price: £195 each.

Lucille Lewin

Lucille Lewin’s studio is always a must-visit during Open Studios, and this summer is no exception! Lewin will be showing a new series of hand-built porcelain sculptures that explore the relationships between chemistry, form and process in a continuation of her ongoing ‘Language of Tears’ series.

Michèle Oberdieck

Glass artist and designer Michèle Oberdieck’s new collection of Graal vessels will be available to purchase during Summer Open Studios. Inspired by the organic shapes found in nature, Oberdieck’s vessels reinterpret the 100-year-old classic Swedish technique of Graal, using pattern to create ethereal watery effects.

Graal vessels. H 22cm x W 21cm.

Joy BC

Fresh off her Lovers Eye exhibition in Japan, goldsmith and artist Joy BC returns to Summer Open Studios with two brand-new limited edition ‘Gaze’ rings. Just two rings will be available on a first come, first served basis, though visitors can place an order to commission their own one-of-a-kind wearable artworks.

‘Gaze’ gold. Recycled 18ct yellow gold and natural green emeralds. Limited edition of 28 +2Aps.

Tessa Eastman

Ceramophiles rejoice! Tessa Eastman’s ‘Ladders to Clouds’ sculptures are back for Summer Open Studios in vibrant new colourways. Whether you’re already a fan of Eastman’s ‘Cloud Bundles’ series or you’re new to the world of contemporary ceramics, these charming mini sculptures – created within a circular economy system using left-over ceramic glazes – are a must-see.

Miniature Ladder to Cloud Orange Lavender (left available, right sold out). L60 x W60 x H100 mm. Hand-built, multiple glazed stoneware. Price: £200.

Justin Oh

Best known for his eco-aware bags and accessories made from natural fibres, Justin Oh will also be displaying his textile artworks for the very first time at Summer Open Studios. Drawing inspiration from across the worlds of art and architecture – think Gustav Klimt, Luis Barragán and Nicolas de Staël – these ‘paintings’ are an exciting new venture for Oh and one not to be missed!

Cockpit Open Studios runs from 14-16 June at Bloomsbury and 21-23 June at Deptford. Tickets start from £4.

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