Brand New Work at Cockpit Deptford Summer Open Studios


Summer Open Studios is fast approaching!

It’s our first summer event in Deptford since 2022, and we’re throwing open the doors from 21-23 June (book your tickets now to save!), with a special late opening on Friday night, a series of bookable and drop-in creative workshops and plenty of exciting new items and collections from our makers.

Keep reading for a sneak peek at the incredible ceramics, jewellery, art, fashion, housewares and more that 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.

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.

Ho Lai

This summer, ceramicist Ho Lai is presenting something new and exclusive to Cockpit! Alongside her signature sculptural pieces, she will also be selling her new handcrafted artisan tableware collection – made exclusively for Open Studios – and doing a lucky draw of five Kintsugi plates. If you’ve been wanting meaningful objects for everyday rituals, look no further.

Chrysanthemum Plate. Price: £36.

Kethi Copeland

Have you had a memorable day out in London that you’d like to commemorate through art? From Southbank to Battersea to the Tower of London, artist-printmaker Kethi Copeland’s limited-edition screenprints capture the beauty and charm of London’s multi-layered architecture and look great as part of a gallery wall or as standalone statement pieces.

Layers of London – Greenwich. Photo by Jenny Catlow. Price: £560.

Lucy Martin

Jeweller Lucy Martin is know for creating fine contemporary pieces that bring together her unique sense of colour, composition and asymmetry. For Summer Open Studios, she’ll be showcasing a new range of necklaces alongside some of her bespoke work (like the ring pictured above). If you’ve been looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself!

Aquamarine knot necklace. Price: £2,000.

Jason Lock

History meets handmade in Jason Lock’s new collection of wood vase sculptures. Crafted from large elm burls, Lock uses the natural edge of the burl to give each vase the appearance that something is missing or has just broken away, creating unique pieces that appear as though they have just been freshly excavated.

Elm burl Greek-style vase sculpture. H 64cm x W 51 cm. Price: £1,700.

Alice Burnhope

Alice Burnhope’s joyful, socially engaged work is a visitor favourite for good reason! This Summer Open Studios you won’t want to miss your chance to interact with her ‘Stone upon Stone’ community installation – a large soft interactive sculpture inspired by our Neolithic past and the geology of Jersey. And don’t miss your chance unlock your inner artist her textile workshop on Saturday.

Stone Upon Stone, 2024. Photo by Danny Richardson.

Sara Dodd

Get ready to marvel at the magic that award-winning ceramic artist Sara Dodd creates using wafer thin ribbons of porcelain. From compact, framed pieces to sculptural ‘stacks’ to her newest large-scale work, aptly called ‘Decipher’, Dodd’s delicate works are inspired the currents and movements of the ocean and sky and yet somehow seem to defy the laws of nature.

Decipher (detail), porcelain in a steam bent walnut frame, 2024.

Jo Hayes Ward

Whether you’re in the market for a new piece of jewellery or you’re looking to have a family heirloom brought into the 21st century, you won’t want to miss a visit to the studio of Jo Hayes Ward. For Summer 2024, you’ll have the chance to chat with Ward about her new sustainable JHW Gem Collection – and maybe even treat yourself in the process…

Selection of rings. Photo by Rachel Warne. Prices vary.

Patrizia Sascor

Willow weaver Patrizia Sascor’s multi-functional pieces echo the stylishness of Italian design and the grace of Japanese aesthetics. For Summer Open Studios, she’ll be displaying new free-form sculptures alongside functional basketry objects that are as perfect for practical uses (you’ll have the most stylish plants around) as they are for adding an elegant touch to your décor.

Eterno Femininno sculpture, Dicky Meadows Willow from Somerset Levels, H. 116 cm x D. 48 cm (approx.), 2023. Price: £1,200.

Kemi Ajose

If you love a summer knit, then Morenikeji Textiles – the knitwear brand of award-winning textile designer Kemi Ajose – will be a must-visit during Summer Open Studios. From form-skimming dresses and two-piece sets to casual cool waistcoats and accessories, Ajose’s bold colours and touchable textures will make the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

Bobble top (R) and striped bandeau (L). Photos by Timothy Ward.

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

Book now.